Trooping the Colour is English pageantry at its best. Over a thousand brightly clad troops and hundreds of horses march the parade route, which extends from Buckingham Palace along The Mall to Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall and back again. Hundreds of musicians and drummers add to the excitement.
The ceremony starts at 11 am, when the Royal Procession arrives and The Queen takes the Royal Salute as she drives slowly past the Royal Guards and the Household Cavalry. After the inspection, the Royal Family gathers at 1 pm on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch a flyover of RAF planes. It's all very impressive!
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