Live updates

Prince Charles reviews Trooping the Colour rehearsal

Guards Regiments Trooping the Colour on Horse Guard Parade. Credit: PA

Prince Charles has led the Welsh Guards in the final rehearsal for this year’s Queen’s Birthday Parade.

Troops of the Welsh Guards during the Colonel's Review. Credit: PA

The Colonel's Review is the final dress rehearsal before the Trooping the Colour, which will be held next Saturday in front of the Queen.

Trooping the Colour as it is passes in front of the Guards Regiments. Credit: PA

The Queen is currently spending the weekend in Windsor as the Duke of Edinburgh recovers in hospital following his exploratory operation. The Duke is expected to miss the event.

The Prince of Wales rides across Horse Guards Parade. Credit: PA

Read more: Prince Philip to spend his 92nd birthday in hospital

The Prince of Wales returns to Buckingham Palace after the rehearsal. Credit: PA

Advertisement

Trooping the Colour ceremony held in London

Thousands of well-wishers have turned out to celebrate the Queen's official birthday at the Trooping the Colour parade.

The Queen leaves Buckingham Palace to attend the Trooping the Colour parade.
The Queen leaves Buckingham Palace to attend the Trooping the Colour parade. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Prince Philip also attended the traditional display of pomp and pageantry after being discharged from hospital following treatment for a bladder infection. He and the Queen arrived in a glass coach for the military spectacle held annually at Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall, central London.

The Duke of Cambridge, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Kent.
The Duke of Cambridge, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Kent. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Thousands of people, including friends and family of those taking part, packed into seats and stands around to watch precision marching by hundreds of Guardsmen.

The Queen took the royal salute as senior members of the royal family looked on.

The Duchess of Cornwall (left) and the Duchess of Cambridge
The Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge attend the Trooping the Colour. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Advertisement

Today's top stories