The Duke of Cambridge led the total costume rehearsal immediately throughout closing preparations for the Trooping the Colour forward of the Queen’s birthday subsequent week.
The color of the Irish Guards can be trooped at this yr’s occasion and Prince William, as Colonel of the Regiment, oversaw the 90-minute rehearsal for the spectacle which kicks off the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
He was greeted by a salute earlier than finishing up the inspection on horseback of the troops of their ceremonial uniform of pink tunics and bearskin hats.
Every yr the Royal Family gathers at Buckingham Palace to have a good time Queen Elizabeth’s birthday, often called Trooping the Colour.
The navy ceremony has been a practice because the seventeenth century and is carried out by regiments of the British Army.
The parade happened from Buckingham Palace, alongside The Mall, to the Horse Guards Parade and again this morning at 10am.
Prince William inspected greater than 1,500 troopers and 350 horses finishing up sophisticated manoeuvres whereas greater than 7,000 company watched the difficult drills being carried out to a programme of music.
The Duke of Cambridge was the primary particular person from the Royal Family to be appointed the Colonel of the Irish Guards in 2011.
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The Queen, 96, has mobility points and her presence on the Jubilee occasions will not be confirmed till the day.
It can be uncommon for Her Majesty, who has been reigning for 70 years, to not attend the celebrations in Central London to mark the monarch’s official birthday.
If her saluting duties on the Trooping the Colour haven’t been delegated, they might go to her eldest son, the Prince of Wales, Charles.