THE 2012 TROOPING THE COLOUR CEREMONY IN CELEBRATION OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II’S OFFICIAL BIRTHDAY

London was awash in splendor on June 16, 2012 as the Trooping the Colour took place, marking the official celebration of the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.  The colorful event is normally celebrated in June each year.   The Duke of Edinburgh was in attendance, in full dress uniform as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards.  He had been recently discharged from hospital where he was convalescing from a bladder infection.  Many members of the royal family were in attendance including senior members consisting of the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.  The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh rode in the enclosed Glass Coach,  accompanied by the Sovereign’s Escort from the Household Cavalry, as well as the Royal Colonels:  the Duke of Cambridge, Colonel of the Irish Guards; the Prince of Wales, Colonel of the Welsh Guards; the Princess Royal, Colonel of the Blues and Royals; and the Duke of Kent, Colonel of the Scots Guards.   Traveling in another carriage were the Duchess of Cornwall in blue and the Duchess of Cambridge in an embroidered dove gray dress in silk by Erdem.   Some thirty plus members of the British Royal Family accompanied the Queen on the balcony of Buckingham Palace from where they watched an RAF Flypast.  Photos by PacificCoastNews.com, FameFlynet Pictures and Getty Images.

The Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge

Prince Harry of Wales

The Princess Royal

The Duke of Edinburgh

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie of York

The Duke of Cambridge

The Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen at Horse Guards Parade, London

The Duke of Cambridge and his father, the Prince of Wales

From left to right: the Duke of Cambridge, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Kent and the Princess Royal

The Duchess of Cambridge and Lady Louise Windsor, daughter of the Earl and Countess of Wessex

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