In pictures: Trooping the Colour

  • 14 June 2014
  • From the section UK

The Trooping the Colour ceremony has been held on Horse Guards Parade in London to mark the Queen's official birthday.

The Queen was joined by other senior royals at the annual event as she inspected 1,000 soldiers of the Household Division at Horse Guards Parade near Buckingham Palace.

Four of the five Foot Guards regiments of the Household Division - the Welsh Guards, Grenadier Guards, Scots Guards and the Coldstream Guards - marched in traditional bearskin hats and red tunics
The Colour being paraded on Horse Guards this year was the flag of Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards
The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, arrived at Horse Guards Parade in an Ascot Landau carriage. It left Buckingham Palace for the drive along The Mall
The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and the Princess Royal saluted as they left Buckingham Palace on horseback to attend the ceremony
The Duchess of Cambridge arrived in a coach with the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry
Thousands of spectators lined the Mall to watch the procession. The Queen's actual birthday was on 21 April, when she turned 88
The Countess of Wessex, Duchess of Cambridge, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Andrew watched from a balcony at Horseguards Parade
The Queen rode alone in the carriage to inspect her troops. She later stood on a podium as soldiers paraded past
The Royal Family came out on to the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch an RAF fly past
Some 28 aircraft were involved in the fly past including Spitfires, a Lancaster bomber, Typhoon fighter jets and the Red Arrows aerobatic team