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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Queen marks official birthday at Trooping the Colour

(The Times)
LONDON - JUNE 12: (L-R) Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice, Prince William, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Michael of Kent, Princess Michael of Kent, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall watch the fly past from the balcony of Buckingham Palace at Trooping The Colour on June 12, 2010 in London, England. Trooping The Colour is the Queen's annual birthday parade and dates back to the time of Charles II in the 17th Century when the colours of a regiment were used as a rallying point in battle. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

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Queen marks official birthday at Trooping the Colour = A big old protocol affair! Isn't it queer, the UK monarchy?
(by Maurice Goddard)

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