His Majesty King George VI is unable to attend Trooping the Colour due to ill health, so his place is taken by his daughter, Princess Elizabeth, who takes the salute for the first time. (1951)
Did You Know?
The horse ridden by the princess at this event was called Winston, while the music played at the beginning of the troop inspection is The Triumphal March (Glory to Egypt, to Isis!) from Aida, by Giuseppe Verdi.
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|Commentator||Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Green|
|Participant||HRH Prince Charles|
|Participant||HRH Princess Elizabeth|
|Participant||HRH Princess Margaret|
|Participant||Prince Henry (Duke of Gloucester)|