Trooping The Colour 2013
Every year the Diplomatic Corps is invited to attend The Trooping The Colour. This colorful event serves as a celebration of the Queen’s official birthday and is an event of great national and historical significance. The Queen has participated in every parade since her accession to the throne. Until 1986 the Queen would take the salute riding side-saddle on her horse. This year she arrived in a closed royal carriage as there were many dark clouds in the sky. Fortunately, the rain only started pouring down after the Queen had departed and the troops had marched off.