Monday, June 15, 2009



LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: HM Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh leave Buckingham Palace in a horse drawn carriage as she heads down horseguards parade during the Trooping the Colour on June 13, 2009 in London, England. The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. In 1748, it was decided that the parade would be used to mark the official birthday of the Sovereign. More than 600 guardsmen and cavalry make up the parade, a celebration of the Sovereign's official birthday, although the Queen's actual birthday is on 21 April. (Getty/Daylife)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth sits with Prince Philip as they leave Buckingham Palace to attend the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London June 13, 2009. Trooping the Colour has honoured the sovereign's official birthday since the 17th century, and dates back to the earliest times of armed conflict when each leader needed his own flag or colours to stand out clearly amid the smoke and dust of battle, which led to regular trooping allowing soldiers to recognise the colours around which they should rally. (Reuters/Daylife)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: HM Queen Elizabeth II arrives in her carriage for the Trooping The Colour on June 13, 2009 in London, England. The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. In 1748, it was decided that the parade would be used to mark the official birthday of the Sovereign. More than 600 guardsmen and cavalry make up the parade, a celebration of the Sovereign's official birthday, although the Queen's actual birthday is on 21 April. (Getty/Daylife)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth arrives for the Trooping the Colour ceremony followed by Princess Anne, in London, June 13, 2009. Trooping the Colour has honoured the sovereign's official birthday since the 17th century, and dates back to the earliest times of armed conflict when each leader needed his own flag or colours to stand out clearly amid the smoke and dust of battle, which led to regular trooping allowing soldiers to recognise the colours around which they should rally. (Reuters/Daylife)

Queen Elizabeth II returns to Buckingham Palace following the Queen's Birthday Parade, "Trooping the Colour" at Horse Guards Parade in London on June 13, 2009. The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. In 1748, it was decided that the parade would be used to mark the official birthday of the Sovereign. More than 600 guardsmen and cavalry make up the parade, a celebration of the Sovereign's official birthday, although the Queen's actual birthday is on 21 April. (Getty/Daylife)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, return to Buckingham Palace following The Queen's Birthday Parade, "Trooping the Colour" at Horse Guards Parade in London on June 13, 2009. The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. In 1748, it was decided that the parade would be used to mark the official birthday of the Sovereign. More than 600 guardsmen and cavalry make up the parade, a celebration of the Sovereign's official birthday, although the Queen's actual birthday is on 21 April. (Getty/Daylife)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, walk onto the balcony at Buckingham Palace following The Queen's Birthday Parade, "Trooping the Colour" at Horse Guards Parade in London on June 13, 2009. The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. In 1748, it was decided that the parade would be used to mark the official birthday of the Sovereign. More than 600 guardsmen and cavalry make up the parade, a celebration of the Sovereign's official birthday, although the Queen's actual birthday is on 21 April. (Getty/Daylife)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh wave from the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the Trooping the Colour ceremony on June 13, 2009 in London, England. The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. In 1748, it was decided that the. parade would be used to mark the official birthday of the Sovereign. More than 600 guardsmen and cavalry make up the parade, a celebration of the Sovereign's official birthday, although the Queen's actual birthday is on 21 April. (Getty/Daylife)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, center left, accompanied by her husband Prince Philip, center right, and other members of the royal family stand on the main balcony of Buckingham Palace, as they attend the annual Trooping the Colour, in central London, Saturday June 13, 2009. The Queen celebrated her official birthday Saturday with the Trooping the Colour parade involving more than 1,000 soldiers in the traditional display of pomp and pageantry. (AP/Daylife)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip watch a fly-by with other members of the Royal family from the balcony of Buckingham Palace after attending the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London June 13, 2009. Trooping the Colour has honoured the sovereign's official birthday since the 17th century, and dates back to the earliest times of armed conflict when each leader needed his own flag or colours to stand out clearly amid the smoke and dust of battle, which led to regular trooping allowing soldiers to recognise the colours around which they should rally. (Reuters/Daylife)

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