Trooping The Colour
Trooping the Colour is a royal tradition that dates back to the 1700s. The day revolves around a march in which the army, and of course the Queen herself, parade in the area surrounding Buckingham Palace. The affair ends with a 41-gun salute and Royal Air Force flypast. Trooping the Colour is also known as the Queen's birthday parade, but it really is a nod to the birthday of the sovereign in 1748. Hey, you can't blame her for wanting two birthday parties.