Unlike Prince Charles and Prince William, Prince Harry was seated in a carriage with Kate Middleton and Camilla during the Royal Celebrations.
‘Trooping the Color‘ celebration is one of the most important celebrations in the busy schedules of The Royals. This year fans were quick to point the fact that Prince Harry didn’t ride on horseback. Instead, he traveled in a carriage with Kate and Camilla. Now fans want to know why? Here’s why.
Prince William and Prince Charles are both Royal colonels. That is a position given by the Queen to a member of The Royal Family. That member who serves as a Colonel in Chief of a regiment in the army or the navy. Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Prince Andrew and Prince William are also Royal colonels.
However, this title is not enough to ride horseback at the Royal event. Prince Charles, Prince William and Princess Anne are given this privilege because they are colonels of the ‘Household Division’.
The carriages are filled with members of the “immediate family”. Prince Andrew with his two daughters, Prince Edward and Sophie with their children and Prince Harry with Kate and Camilla.
He along with his niece and nephew, Princess Charlotte and Prince George, are yet to make their “Royal Carriage” debut. The two little Royals remained inside Buckingham Palace until it was time for the traditional balcony appearance.
HISTORY OF THE EVENT.
“Trooping the Color” originated from traditional preparations for battle. As the colors or flags were trooped down the rank. This was done so they could be seen and recognized by the British soldiers.
In 18th century, guards from Buckingham Palace assembled daily on Horse Guards to ‘Troop the Colors’. Then in 1748, it was also announced that this parade would also mark and embrace the monarch’s “Official Birthday”.
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