17 June 2017

Trooping the Colour

{Check out the rest of the Trooping family fashions here at the other blog!}

Her Majesty, accompanied by members of the Royal Family, was present at The Queen's Birthday Parade on Horse Guards Parade at which The Queen's Colour of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards was trooped.
Sgt Rupert Frere/MOD Crown copyright 2017

One of my favorite QEII outfits, twice in one month! What a treat. Here, of course, it's styled with her usual choice for Trooping the Colour: the Brigade of Guards Badge, representing the five Household Regiments.

PO(Phot)Owen Cooban/Crown Copyright 2017

One change to this year's ceremony: both The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duke of Kent ditched their uniforms in favor of morning dress and top hats. On a day so hot several guardsmen fainted, I don't think anyone can blame a 96-year-old and an 81-year-old for opting out of bearskin hats and heavy uniforms.

ITN screencap

The Queen also issued a statement today and they observed a minute of silence for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Hitting just the right note, as always.