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sábado, 9 de junho de 2018

Offical 92nd birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - Royal celebration: Why does Queen Elizabeth celebrate two birthdays in April and June?




Fresh from their rumoured mini-honeymoon spent in Co. Mayo, Ireland, newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan arrived at Buckingham Palace today for their first formal engagement since their showstopping wedding in May.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will pay tribute to the Queen at the spectacular Trooping The Colour ceremony, in celebration of Her Majesty's official 92nd birthday, for a traditional summer spectacle watched by thousands.
Harry and Meghan are expected to ride in a carriage to the event, staged on Whitehall's Horse Guards Parade, and later join members of the monarchy on Buckingham Palace's balcony to watch the RAF flypast and acknowledge the crowds.
Fresh from their showstopping wedding three weeks ago, Meghan and Prince Harry will today pay tribute to the Queen at the spectacular Trooping The Colour ceremony today
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Fresh from their showstopping wedding three weeks ago, Meghan and Prince Harry will today pay tribute to the Queen at the spectacular Trooping The Colour ceremony today
Royal fans will be eager to see the Duke and Duchess of Sussex - who have just returned from their honeymoon - joining other members of the royal family at the traditional summer spectacle
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Royal fans will be eager to see the Duke and Duchess of Sussex - who have just returned from their honeymoon - joining other members of the royal family at the traditional summer spectacle
Her Majesty takes her place in the Royal carriage in celebration of her offical 92nd birthday today. Royal watchers will be glad of her appearance, following her minor surgery to successfully remove a cataract 
Her Majesty takes her place in the Royal carriage in celebration of her offical 92nd birthday today. Royal watchers will be glad of her appearance, following her minor surgery to successfully remove a cataract 
The loved up pair have not been seen publicly since the wedding, and were rumoured to be enjoying a romantic stay at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Alberta, Canada. According to reports, they finished off their break with a short stay in Ireland, before returning to London
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The loved up pair have not been seen publicly since the wedding, and were rumoured to be enjoying a romantic stay at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Alberta, Canada. According to reports, they finished off their break with a short stay in Ireland, before returning to London
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in a vintage Rolls Royce Phantom together this morning. Prince William stepped out in full military ceremonial regalia alongside Kate who wowed in a sophisticated teal dress
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in a vintage Rolls Royce Phantom together this morning. Prince William stepped out in full military ceremonial regalia alongside Kate who wowed in a sophisticated teal dress
The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall take their place in the Queen's carriage procession, which celebrate's Her Majesty's official 92nd birthday
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The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall take their place in the Queen's carriage procession, which celebrate's Her Majesty's official 92nd birthday
The Queen, who recently had a successful eye operation to remove a cataract, will watch the Trooping ceremony from a dais in Horse Guards and later inspect the lines of guardsmen in their scarlet tunics and bearskins.
The annual event will see more than 1,000 soldiers taking part in the traditional display of pomp and pageantry. The colour being paraded this year is the flag of the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards.
The Duke of Edinburgh, who celebrates his 97th birthday on Sunday, has retired from official public duties and is not expected to attend.
The royal colonels, all on horseback, will accompany the Queen: Prince of Wales, Colonel of the Welsh Guards, the Princess Royal, Colonel of the Blues and Royals, and the Duke of Cambridge, Colonel of the Irish Guards.
Riding in the ceremony for the first time will be the Duke of York in his new role as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards.
The annual event will see more than 1,000 soldiers taking part in the traditional display of pomp and pageantry. The colour being paraded this year is the flag of the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards
The annual event will see more than 1,000 soldiers taking part in the traditional display of pomp and pageantry. The colour being paraded this year is the flag of the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards
The procession will be accompanied by a Sovereign's Escort of the Household Cavalry, made up of Life Guards and Blues and Royals, in their silver and gold breastplates and plumed helmets
The procession will be accompanied by a Sovereign's Escort of the Household Cavalry, made up of Life Guards and Blues and Royals, in their silver and gold breastplates and plumed helmets
As with previous years, the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall are expected to take part in the Queen's carriage procession
As with previous years, the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall are expected to take part in the Queen's carriage procession
As with previous years, the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall are expected to take part in the Queen's carriage procession. 
The procession will be accompanied by a Sovereign's Escort of the Household Cavalry, made up of Life Guards and Blues and Royals, in their silver and gold breastplates and plumed helmets.
The massed bands of the Household Division will provide musical backing during the day and also taking part is the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery who, following the parade, will fire a 41-gun salute in Green Park to mark the Queen's official birthday.
Members of the queen's personal troops, the Household Division march past the Guards Division War Memorial
Members of the queen's personal troops, the Household Division march past the Guards Division War Memorial
Even animals seem immune to the charms of Meghan and Harry, as one young fox cub rushes to secure prime roadside territory to watch the procession 
Even animals seem immune to the charms of Meghan and Harry, as one young fox cub rushes to secure prime roadside territory to watch the procession 
The annual event will see more than 1,000 soldiers taking part in the traditional display of pomp and pageantry. The colour being paraded this year is the flag of the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards 
The annual event will see more than 1,000 soldiers taking part in the traditional display of pomp and pageantry. The colour being paraded this year is the flag of the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards 
Security officers perform final safety checks along the parade today, ahead of the annual event that will see more than 1,000 soldiers taking part in the traditional display of pomp and pageantry
Security officers perform final safety checks along the parade today, ahead of the annual event that will see more than 1,000 soldiers taking part in the traditional display of pomp and pageantry
The annual event will see more than 1,000 soldiers taking part in the traditional display of pomp and pageantry. Royal watchers are flocking en mass to Whitehall parade, where the RAF will perform a ceremonial flypast 
The annual event will see more than 1,000 soldiers taking part in the traditional display of pomp and pageantry. Royal watchers are flocking en mass to Whitehall parade, where the RAF will perform a ceremonial flypast 
Officers march along the parade in unison as they prepare for today's celebrations, which will commemorate the Queen's 92nd birthday
Officers march along the parade in unison as they prepare for today's celebrations, which will commemorate the Queen's 92nd birthday
After the ceremony the royal family will head back to Buckingham Palace and gather on the balcony to watch the RAF flypast.
Among the 23 aircraft taking part are modern jets and historic aircraft, while the Red Arrows will be the finale.
Trooping the Colour originated from traditional preparations for battle. Colours, or flags, were carried, or 'trooped', down the rank so that they could be seen and recognised by the soldiers.
Officers on horseback are all smiles as they make their way along the parade ahead of today's celebratory occasion 
Officers on horseback are all smiles as they make their way along the parade ahead of today's celebratory occasion 
One VERY enthusiastic Royal fan shows off his patriotic Union Flag suit, hat and accessories 
One VERY enthusiastic Royal fan shows off his patriotic Union Flag suit, hat and accessories 
Royal fans, who have just started to gather along the parade, will be eager to see the Duke and Duchess of Sussex - who have just returned from their honeymoon - joining other members of the royal family at the traditional summer spectacle
Royal fans, who have just started to gather along the parade, will be eager to see the Duke and Duchess of Sussex - who have just returned from their honeymoon - joining other members of the royal family at the traditional summer spectacle
In the 18th century, guards from the royal palaces assembled daily on Horse Guards to 'troop the colours' and in 1748 it was announced that the parade would also mark the Sovereign's official birthday.
The Queen's actual birthday was on April 21 when she turned 92. 
In honour of Her Majesty's birthday, members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) performed a 21 gun salute to celebrate Queen's Elizabeth II's Birthday holiday weekend at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Riding in the ceremony for the first time will be the Duke of York in his new role as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards (middle)
Riding in the ceremony for the first time will be the Duke of York in his new role as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards (middle)
In honour of Her Majesty's birthday, members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) performed a 21 gun salute to celebrate Queen's Elizabeth II's Birthday holiday weekend at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
In honour of Her Majesty's birthday, members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) performed a 21 gun salute to celebrate Queen's Elizabeth II's Birthday holiday weekend at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Australian Defence Force troops march together for the 21 gun salute to mark the Queen's birthday weekend
Australian Defence Force troops march together for the 21 gun salute to mark the Queen's birthday weekend
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