The Prince of Wales this morning led the Welsh Guards in a rehearsal for Trooping the Colour next weekend.
The Colonel’s Review is a rehearsal for The Queen’s official birthday parade, as 1,100 soldiers, 350 musicians and 250 military horses performed today, and present the colours to Charles.
Prince Charles has been the Regimental Colonel of the Welsh Guards for four decades, and he oversaw the parade to ensure readiness for next Saturday. It is also the centenary year of the Welsh Guards.
Members of the public are able to watch the review, and packed into the stand at Horse Guards Parade, just down the Mall from Buckingham Palace.
The Queen celebrates her official birthday in June (her real birthday is 21st April) because of a tradition begun by Edward VIII; his birthday was in November, so to give a better opportunity for better weather, he moved the celebrations to the summer.
Chloe Howard, Editor, will be at Trooping the Colour next Saturday, and will bring you photos and updates as they come.
Photos: Thomas Mace-Archer-Mills, British Monarchist Society