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First ‘Trooping the Colour’ parade for Britain’s King Charles III

Britain's King Charles salutes as he rides on horseback as part of Trooping the Colour parade which honours him on his official birthday, in London, Britain, on 17th June, 2023.

London, UKReuters Britain’s King Charles III celebrated his first official birthday parade as sovereign on Saturday, riding on horseback to inspect soldiers in a ceremony that has been an annual event since 1760.  The parade, known as “Trooping the Colour”, comes just weeks after Charles’s coronation on 6th May, another ceremony featuring soldiers marching in […]

Updated: Beaming Queen Elizabeth waves to Jubilee crowds, will miss Friday service

UK Buckingham Palace Royal Family

Updated: 7.30am, 3rd June (AEST)London, UKReuters A beaming Queen Elizabeth II waved to cheering crowds massed outside Buckingham Palace on Thursday as Britain kicked off four days of pomp, parties and parades to celebrate her record-breaking 70 years on the British throne. The 96-year-old monarch appeared on the balcony alongside her family, but the palace […]

Queen Elizabeth II offers thanks as Platinum Jubilee celebrations begin

UK London Paddington station Queen Elizabeth II

London, UKReuters Queen Elizabeth II thanked all those involved in her Platinum Jubilee celebrations ahead of four days of pomp, parties, parades and public holidays to herald her record-breaking 70 years on the British throne. Millions of people across Britain and the world are expected to join the festivities starting on Thursday in honour of […]