'Trooping the color' in London for queen's official birthday
- Author: Kyle Peterson Jun 19, 2017,
Jun 19, 2017, 3:01
George walked out while little Charlotte was carried by her mother.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte charmed onlookers at the annual Trooping the Colours parade on Saturday. At least 30 people were killed in the London apartment building blaze, with many more still missing.
While this is a joyous occasion for Londoners, the Queen's annual birthday message to her people reminded them, and the rest of the world, that the hardships her country has faced have not been forgotten. "This year, it is hard to escape a very somber national mood", she wrote.
The soldier fell to the floor during the performance as the Queen and her family watched on at Horse Guards Parade.
But it looks like he was just channeling his father, Prince William, who gave the same look at the annual event years ago when he was a toddler.
Queen Elizabeth II meets some of the survivors of the fire tragedy. It is thought that the weather and their ages contributed to this decision being made.
Today is England's Trooping of the Colo (u) r, a centuries-old ceremony performed by British infantry regiments that also marks the Queens' official (fake) birthday.
This year's Trooping the Colour took on special significance, as the country mourned those who recently died and celebrated the heroism of others.
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