This will be the first time that King Charles III of Britain has rode in his annual birthday parade since his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, did so in 1986. On Saturday, King Charles III of Britain will celebrate his birthday by taking part in his traditional birthday procession on horseback.
The official birthday of the British monarch is celebrated with a procession called the Trooping the Colour every year.
The vibrant show of military accuracy and spectacle is the first time that Charles, now 74 years old, has presided over the monarchy.
Although Charles’ real birthday is on November 14, British monarchs traditionally celebrate their birthdays twice: once in private and once in public.
The practice of holding a parade in June was started in 1748 by King George II, who desired to have the celebration take place during the warmer summer months because his actual birthday was on October 30.
The ceremony that will be shown on television starts with a procession making its way from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards Parade in the heart of London.
There are over 1,400 troops, 400 musicians, and 200 horses participating in the procession. Juno, a 10-year-old shire mare, is leading the march together with three other Drum Horses named Perseus, Atlas, and Apollo.
Drum The highest rank that may be achieved by an animal in the military is that of major, which is held by horses. They are generally named after characters from mythology that originated in Greece.
The exhibition of the colors or flags of various regiments so that their soldiers could recognize them in the heat of battle is the foundation of the intricately choreographed ceremony that is performed today.
This year, the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards will “troop,” which literally translates to “parade,” their color up and down the lines.
Even though highs of 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit) are predicted, the soldiers are expected to experience a greater degree of discomfort due to the ceremonial black bearskin helmets and heavy red tunics they are required to wear.
On horseback with Charles will be his eldest son and heir, Prince William, as well as his brother Edward, the Duke of Edinburgh, and his sister Anne, the Princess Royal. Also accompanying them will be the Queen.
During the weekend before last, William examined troops from the Household Division group of senior regiments. Due to the high heat, some soldiers passed out during the inspection.
William is an honorary colonel of the Welsh Guards in his capacity as the Prince of Wales.
After conducting an inspection of the forces and receiving a royal salute, Prince Charles, who serves as the head of state and is also the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, will lead the soldiers in a procession back to the palace.
After that, he will join other senior members of the royal family to witness a fly-past of around 70 military aircraft over the capital of the United Kingdom. This will take place after a 41-gun salute is fired from Green Park, which is located nearby.
The fly-past that was scheduled to take place at Charles’s coronation on May 6 was cut short because to bad weather.