Queen Elizabeth Birthday Celebration 2021:The Queen received her official birthday gift from the country’s armed forces in a ceremony of pomp and pageantry in her honor at Windsor Castle on Friday after dazzling world leaders at the G7 summit.
The Duke of Kent, the Queen’s cousin, joined her on a stage in the palace quadrangle in her role as colonel of the Scots Guards, after returning from Cornwall to Windsor in an overnight royal train.
Queen Elizabeth Birthday Celebration 2021 Trooping the Colour
This year’s Trooping the Colour saw a low parade led by Scots Guards in the grounds of Windsor Castle instead of central London.
The event was canceled due to the pandemic in 2020 with a formal tribute in Windsor by Welsh Guardsmen and a band from the home division.
It comes ahead of the Queen hosting US President Joe Biden on Sunday.
The emperor’s actual birthday is on 21 April but his official birthday is celebrated every year on the second Saturday of June.
It is traditionally celebrated with a military parade near Buckingham Palace in which the Household Division marches carrying a regimental flag known as a rang.
As Trooping the Color comes to an end this year, we take a look at some of the Queen’s favorite photos from past events.
The Queen holds Prince Andrew, Duke of York, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the 1961 parade.