Harald Joergens Photography

Trooping the Colour - H.M. The Queen's Birthday Parade Photos 2018

Trooping the Colour 2018 has been the first Queen's Birthday Parade without her husband, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. It has been a great pleasure seeing, and photographing, them together in the past years, and to witness their close relationship.

The 2018 Birthday Parade has been the first with Her Majesty's grandson as a married man, and the first big public event for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Only a selection of photos taken at the event, and at the last public rehearsal, the Colonel's Review, can be found on this website.

If you can't find what you are looking for, if you have taken part in the parade, if you have been a spectator, or if you need an image for a publication - there are thousands more photos available. Please contact the photographer, Harald Joergens, directly by email.

Photos of the parade and the public rehearsals since 2009 can be found via the Trooping the Colour menu page.

A lot of information about the parade, from the history to all the phases of the parade, can be found at Trooping the Colour - highly recommended for further information.


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  • 9 June 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    Her Majesty was present at The Queen's Birthday Parade on Horse Guards Parade this morning at which The Queen's Colour of 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards was Trooped.

    The Queen was accompanied by The Duke of Kent (Colonel, Scots Guards), The Prince of Wales (Colonel, Welsh Guards), The Duke of York (Colonel, Grenadier 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 Benjamin Bathurst (Major General Commanding Household Division).

    The Lord Vestey (Master of the Horse), Colonel Toby Browne, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Vernon, Major Nana Twumasi-Ankrah (Mounted Equerries in Waiting), Captain Jocelyn Bucknall (Coldstream Guards, Dismounted Equerry in Waiting) and Major General Sir Edward Smyth-Osbourne (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 Guy Stone, Welsh Guards (Brigade Major Household Division).

    The troops on Parade, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Edwyn Launders, Coldstream Guards (Field Officer in Brigade Waiting), received The Queen with a Royal Salute.

    The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Princess Beatrice of York and Princess Eugenie of York, The Countess of Wessex, accompanied by the Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duchess of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence 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 Harry Wallace, the Massed Mounted Bands of the Household Cavalry, the Sovereign's Escort of the Household Cavalry, under the command of Major Jeremy Sudlow (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 Squadron Leader Martin Wild, 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 Major George Cobb.