In Great Britain, a four-day celebration of the 70th birth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II begins on Thursday. More than 1,200 soldiers take part in the “Trooping the Colour” parade in London, which traditionally takes place in early June to celebrate the Queen’s birthday in April. , The spectacular parade with around 250 horses and musical bands is a tradition that dates back more than 200 years. The main attraction is the presence of the royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
Several weeks ago, the Queen decided that this year only working members of the Royal Family would be visible on the balcony. Prince Harry, traveling from the United States with his wife Meghan and their two children, will watch the parade from an office at Buckingham Palace. The same goes for Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, the Queen’s granddaughters.
Another highlight of the first day is the lighting of more than 2800 lights at the Palace and across Britain, including the country’s four highest peaks. Several other events have been planned till Sunday.
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