Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her official birthday on Saturday with the annual Trooping the Color parade a traditional display of British ceremony at it’s best. United States president Donald Trump and his family received the royal treatment from Queen Elizabeth II this past week and He said to Fox News that it was a highlight of his life that the British monarch was “a spectacular incredible woman” and that the two leaders shared an “automatic chemistry.”
Queen Elizabeth II rode alone in the best and brightest carriage of all enclosed in glass windows sitting on plump pillowed seats. She did the Queen wave to the thousands of her fans,subjects and tourists lining on the streets of central London who came to wish the queen happy birthday and watch the annual parade. It’s the most magnificent show of ceremony and the soft power even by royal standards 400 musicians, 1400 soldiers dressed well and their helmets reflecting lights, their boots polished to mirror shine, 200 horses combed beautifully like models walking the catwalk in Milan. “There are those that say they have never seen the queen have a better time,” United States president Donald Trump said. It was the first ceremony for Prince Louis of Cambridge, who is just a year old and is the third child of Prince William and Kate Middleton the Duchess of Cambridge. He was so young to take part in the 2018 parade when he came with his family on the balcony. His cousin Archie who is just over a month old is too young to take part in this ceremony.
Queen Elizabeth II’s real date of birth is in April but it is officially observed in early June so that it can occur at the same time with the parade and on a Saturday so that the public can attend the ceremony. Meghan the Duchess of Sussex who did not come out for president Donald Trump’s state visit because she was on maternity leave came along to ride a carriage with Prince Harry down the Mall pronounced Mal in British English. The queen carried out an inspection of her troops, there was a 41 gun salute from Green Park another from the Tower of London and later a group of royals appears on the balcony of Buckingham Palace turned their necks upwards to watch the Royal Air Force fly past in jets.
Queen Elizabeth II’s speech there was a three paragraph which ended with a single “thank you” from nations of the free world.”When I attended the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the D-Day Landings, some thought it might be the last such event. But the wartime generation – my generation is resilient and I am delighted to be with you in Portsmouth today” she said.Elizabeth is Britain’s longest reigning queen having taken the throne more than 67 years ago and she is still a master at the game of this kind of things. She clearly won over Trump during his visit. It’s not an uncommon sentiment When Barack Obama was in London three years ago and he said of the queen that “She is truly one of my favorite people.” Charles Anson the queen’s former press secretary said that after Elizabeth turned 90 she started to take a step back and her children began picking up some of the slack. “It’s been accepted very readily by the public,” said Anson. “It’s a conscious delegation she’s not cutting out of public life but she wants to undertake less engagements, which is fair enough at 93” he said. The parade involved more than 20 aircraft from the Royal Air Force both modern jets and older historically significant planes took part before the iconic Red Arrows made the finale with streams of red, blue and white across the sky in the colors of the Union Jack.