In celebration of the unprecedented anniversary, events and initiatives took place throughout the year, culminating in a four day UK bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June. There were also community activities, as well as national moments of reflection on The Queen’s 70 years of service.
The Queen’s Birthday Parade took place last week and was trooped by the 1st Battalion, Irish Guards, and more than 1,200 officers and soldiers from the Household Division who put on a display of military pageantry on Horse Guards Parade, together with hundreds of Army musicians and around 240 horses.
This annual event has now marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign for over 260 years.
During the Queen’s birthday parade A Royal Gun Salute was fired. Tickets sold out for the seated viewing of Trooping at Horse Guards Parade and view the display as the troops parade to and from Horse Guards Parade between Buckingham Palace and the parade ground. It concluded with the Royal Family’s balcony appearance.