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Old 06-11-2011, 03:30 PM
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I'm sorry if this sounds silly...but what exactly is Trooping the Color??.
It started off as a way for the various troops in the Army to learn what banners etc. their side was using, so they could fight on the right side. Then it became a celebration of the monarch's official birthday, which is held in summer to try to avoid the worst of British weather. Each year, a different regiment of the Foot Guards in the Household Regiment presents its colours (banners).

Here's the British Monarchy website's article:
http://www.royal.gov.uk/RoyalEventsa...theColour.aspx

You also have the Wikipedia articles, but here are mine from this year:

1. Part 1
2011 Trooping the Colour ceremony takes place, Prince William rides forth - National British Royal Family | Examiner.com

2. Part 2
Queen inspects Scots Guard at Trooping the Colour, British Royals fill balcony - National British Royal Family | Examiner.com

Backgrounders:
British Royals 101: Trooping the Colour and the Queen's official birthday - National British Royal Family | Examiner.com

British Royal Family 101: What is the Household Division? - National British Royal Family | Examiner.com

Hope this helps. :)

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Old 06-11-2011, 03:44 PM
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This is the first time I've seen Louise referred to as Princess Louise. It's rather nice.

They were followed in a second horse-drawn carriage by:
  • H.R.H. Princess Eugenie
  • T.R.H. The Earl and Countess of Wessex
  • H.R.H. Princess Louise of Wessex
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Old 06-11-2011, 04:02 PM
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She's The Lady Louise Windsor, she isn't referred to as a Princess.

The James Oglivy which carried the colour today, that isn't Alexandras son is it?
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Old 06-11-2011, 04:09 PM
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But she still is a Princess, whether or not she is called one or not.

It was great seeing her...she resembles her grandmother, the Queen VERY MUCH.
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Old 06-11-2011, 04:11 PM
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I love the scene of the Elosie, Estella, Margarita and Louise standing in one of the windows at the Palace.

It was a great day...lovely to see all the royals (major and minor). Wonder why Beatrice wasn't there but there is always Ascot for a crazy hat :) Though she has been doing a fantastic job as of late.

Catherine looked lovely, the coatdress looked better standing than when she was riding in the carriage. And while the black and white is not a standout item, she didn't take away from the star of the day:

The Birthday Girl/Woman/Queen - Queen Elizabeth.....Long May She Reign!
I will second the sentiments, Zonk. The pictures were such a great surprise after a morning which was spent taking a rather nasty test.
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Old 06-11-2011, 04:37 PM
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Watching the coverage from the BBC, I'm pretty certain a couple of times the Queen could be seen tapping her feet along to the band. She clearly enjoys this ceremony & pays avid attention to what is going on.
It was good to see the Duchess of Kent on the balcony - am I right in thinking she hasn't attended in recent years?
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Old 06-11-2011, 04:41 PM
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No I believe she attended last year. Its one of the few royal events she does attend regularly unless an illness or something. Especially since her immeadiate family attends in great numbers.

No Marina Mowatt or her kids this year though.
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Old 06-11-2011, 04:43 PM
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also seen on the balcony:

Hon. Charles Armstrong-Jones
Duchess of Gloucester
Lady Nicholas Windsor
Timothy Taylor
James Ogilvy
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Old 06-11-2011, 05:07 PM
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Do you have pictures of the DofG and Lady Nicholas?
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Do you have pictures of the DofG and Lady Nicholas?
Duchess of Gloucester and Lady Nicholas Windsor:
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Old 06-11-2011, 05:26 PM
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I agree - Lady Louise is so adorable beautiful :)
Sophie and Catherine also
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Who are the young men (boys?) standing next to Gary Lewis.

I love the picture of Catherine being kissed (on the cheek of course) by Prince Michael of Kent.
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It's a shame that here in Canada we can't see it, but I doubt that enough people would get up so early to watch it to make it worthwhile for the CBC to buy the broadcast rights. :


Pardon?! You mean you´re not able to watch the birthday parade of your own Queen while we here in continental europe, who have completely other heads of state, can...?!
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Adorable pictures. Lady Louise is slowly becoming my favourite Royal. She's utterly adorable and you could clearly see she was loving every second of this morning. The image with her and the three other girls looking out the window was precious. And the moments in the carriage beside her big cousin Princess Eugenie were so cute. You could see Eugenie talking to her a few times. Was so cute. My favourite moment was when Prince William called her name and told her to look to the sky for the Red Arrows coming. Her face LIT up when she saw them.
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Kate et William: nouvelle apparition au balcon, toujours plus amoureux !
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Adorable pictures. Lady Louise is slowly becoming my favourite Royal...
Yup me too
And also The Queen was talking to her all the time on the balcony, it's clear that she adores his granddaughter
I also hope that next year maybe we gonna see James,too on the balcony with other RF
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I noticed the Queen talking to her as well. So cute. Louise is the apple of the Queen's eye! Louise started talking to her when she stood beside her. Louise is such a friendly little girl that I imagine she would talk to anyone. She's too sweet and really loved waving to the crowds. I am so glad Edward and Sophie are lightening their over protection of her as she CLEARLY loves people. She's obviously inherited that from her mother who is so at ease with people. I doubt we'll see James, but it would be EXCELLENT if we did.

I loved the pictures of Catherine describing what the crowds looked like on her wedding day and she even put her hands over her ears to demonstrate little Grace Van Cutsem. The image of the 4 girls looking out the window should become iconic! It's so cute.
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Kate parents were in the stands in Horse Guards
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Kate greeting Prince Michael of Kent
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Better closeup up of Flora Oglivy
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Wow Flora has gotten so tall!

Still no Marina I guess.
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