Trooping the Colour has become an annual tradition for the royal family because it serves as King Charles’s second birthday celebration. Although he was born on November 14, the monarch also has a celebratory birthday in June (aka Trooping the Colour).
The British monarchy established the holiday in 1748 to fulfill a request by King George II. Since the patriarch’s birthday was in November (like King Charles), he created the event so he could have a second, grander birthday party in the summer.
The royal family offered a glimpse of a typical Trooping the Colour itinerary on their official website. “The streets are lined with crowds waving flags as the parade moves from Buckingham Palace and down The Mall to Horse Guard's Parade, alongside Members of the Royal Family on horseback and in carriages,” it read. “The display closes with an RAF fly-past, watched by Members of the Royal Family from Buckingham Palace balcony.”
Never change, Princess Charlotte.
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