Trooping the Colour

Soldiers on the MallLast weekend I was in London to see the Trooping the Colour celebration to mark the Queen's official birthday. Her actual birthday is earlier on in the year but her official one is left until the summer so that celebrations can take place under blue skies and never ending sun. Well, we certainly had that on Saturday... I left sunburnt! It was a great day though, and fascinating to see how much attention is paid to the planning of the ceremony (including 2 trial runs in the previous weekends).

I have just added to my features gallery a collection of 22 pictures from the Trooping the Colour on Saturday. During Sunday I wandered around London a little before going to the Totally London finale in Soho. I was sat with some friends in Little Italy, enjoying a live jazz band playing right in front of us. Pictures of that day will be coming soon too...