'Trooping the colour' in London for queen's official birthday

By The Canadian Press
June 17, 2017 - 8:00am

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II and senior royals have marked her official birthday in the annual Trooping the Color celebration.

The 91-year-old monarch was greeted Saturday by hundreds of well-wishers on a sunny day in the heart of ceremonial London. She rode with her husband Prince Philip in an open carriage in the procession along Horse Guards Parade.

Prince William and Prince Charles were on horseback. William's wife Kate and Charles' wife Camilla were in a carriage with Prince Harry.

The queen traditionally celebrates her official birthday in June when the weather can be balmy rather than in April, the month of her actual birth.

The day began on a sombre note when Elizabeth and Philip observed a minute of silence in honour of the victims of the horrific London apartment tower fire.

The Associated Press

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