Trooping the Colour 2016 Image Library
A special Queen's Birthday Parade to celebrate Her Majesty's 90th birthday, and lots of photos to go through - around 6000 images or 200 Gigabytes.
From the arrival of the first guest at Horse Guards Parade to the RAF Flypast - all is covered, including almost all of the spectators. If you have been there, please feel free to ask, you might be in one of the photos!
The first Trooping the Colour 2016 photos will come online during Sunday, June 12, information about it will be on Twitter - please follow @HaraldJoergens if you are interested!
Only a fraction of the photos is shown on the website. Please ask for more.
11 June 2016
Her Majesty was present at The Queen's Birthday Parade on Horse Guards Parade this morning at which The Queen's Colour of Number 7 Company Coldstream Guards (2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards) was trooped.
The Queen was accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh (Colonel, Grenadier Guards), The Duke of Kent (Colonel, Scots Guards), The Prince of Wales (Colonel, Welsh Guards), The Duke of Cambridge (Colonel, Irish Guards) and The Princess Royal (Gold Stick in Waiting and Colonel, The Blues and Royals, Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons).
Her Majesty was attended by Field Marshal the Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank (Colonel, The Life Guards), Lieutenant General Sir James Bucknall (Colonel, Coldstream Guards) and Major General Edward Smyth-Osbourne (Major General Commanding Household Division).
The Lord Vestey (Master of the Horse), Colonel Toby Browne, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Vernon (Mounted Equerries in Waiting), Captain Hugo Codrington (Coldstream Guards, Dismounted Equerry in Waiting) and Lieutenant Colonel James Gaselee (The Life Guards, Silver Stick in Waiting) were in attendance.
Colonel Crispin Lockhart (Chief of Staff), Lieutenant Colonel Harry Scott (Silver Stick Adjutant) and the Household Division Staff were present.
The procession was led by Lieutenant Colonel David Hannah, Irish Guards (Brigade Major Household Division). The Troops on Parade, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel James Thurston, Coldsteam Guards (Field Officer in Brigade Waiting), received The Queen with a Royal Salute. The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Henry of Wales, The Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke of York with Princess Beatrice of York and Princess Eugenie of York, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Princess Alexandra, the Hon.
Lady Ogilvy and other Members of the Royal Family drove to Horse Guards Parade and witnessed The Queen's Birthday Parade. On the conclusion of the Parade, Her Majesty drove in a carriage back to Buckingham Palace at the head of The Queen's Guard, preceded by The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, under the command of Major Robert Skeggs, the Massed Mounted Bands of the Household Cavalry, the Sovereign's Escort of the Household Cavalry, under the command of Major Alexander Owen, The Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons), and the Massed Bands of the Guards Division.
On arrival at Buckingham Palace, The Queen's Guard entered the Forecourt and formed up opposite the Old Guard. Her Majesty, from Buckingham Palace, witnessed a fly-past by aircraft of the Royal Air Force, led by Wing Commander James Freeborough, Royal Air Force, to mark the official celebration of The Queen's Birthday.
Royal Salutes were fired today by The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery in Green Park and from the Tower of London Saluting Battery by the Honourable Artillery Company, under the command of Captain George Cobb.
Major General Edward Smyth-Osbourne was received afterwards by The Queen upon relinquishing his appointment as Major General Commanding Household Division when Her Majesty conferred upon him the honour of Knighthood and invested him with the Insignia of a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.