Why Prince Harry doesn't ride horseback at Trooping the Colour

Why Prince Harry doesn't ride horseback at Trooping the Colour


Unlike his father and brother, Harry was seated in a carriage with Duchess Kate and Camilla
Why Prince Harry doesn't ride horseback at Trooping the Colour

Prince Harry rode in a carriage at the Trooping the Colour

Prince William and Prince Charles are both royal colonels; a position given by the Queen to a member of the royal family who serves as a Colonel-in-Chief of a regiment in the army or the navy.

Why Prince Harry doesn't ride horseback at Trooping the Colour

Prince Charles and Prince William are both royal colonels of the Household Division

The carriages, meanwhile, are filled with members of the 'immediate' family; Prince Andrew with his two daughters, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice; Prince Edward and Sophie with their children, Lady Louise and Viscount James, and Prince Harry with Kate and Camilla. Harry's niece and nephew, Prince Charlotte and Prince George, are yet to make their carriage debut. They instead remained inside Buckingham Palace until it was time for the traditional balcony appearance and flypast.

Trooping the Colour originated from traditional preparations for battle as the colours, or flags, were trooped down the rank so they could be seen and recognised by soldiers. In the 18th century, guards from the palaces assembled daily on Horse Guards to 'troop the colours' and in 1748 it was announced that the parade would also mark the monarch's official birthday.



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