An annual event that celebrates the Queen’s Birthday, the Trooping of the Colour is regarded as one of the must attend events of the year in London. A fantastic spectacle that exhibits great pageantry, pomp and circumstance, the event is always an iconic and memorable day when it comes to Britishness.
Performed by the different regiments of the British and Commonwealth armies, to be part of the event is an extremely distinguished honour for any serviceman. Performed on the Horse Guards Parade, the ceremony has within it all that is unique and traditional about Britain. Attended of course by the Royal Family, including the birthday girl herself the Queen, thousands of the UK public plus visitors from around the world come out in anticipation of seeing a glimpse of the lady herself.
This year’s Trooping of the Colour has with it a very special significance what with it being the Queen’s Diamond jubilee year, so the event was made even the more special. On Saturday 16th June 2012, WinkBall video reporters Stefan and Daniel headed down to Green Park to speak to the many people who had come to see the Queen and celebrate her birthday as part of Trooping of the Colour 2012. Asking them what had brought them out to London to see the pageant, attendees were asked what makes this such an iconic event and how it feels to be a part of it.