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Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 91st birthday with London parade

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An Army spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that during the Queen's birthday parade today a small number of soldiers fainted".

"Put to the test, the United Kingdom has been resolute in the face of adversity", she wrote. The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. And if royal fans thought the outfit looked familiar, they're right - George's uncle Prince Harry wore a similar outfit when he attended the Trooping the Colour ceremony in 1988.

She also wore her Brigade of Guards Badge, which she wears every year.

Noticeably today, the Duke of Edinburgh (96) and the Duke of Kent (81) were not wearing their military uniforms today. Trooping the Colour is the only guaranteed annual appearance of the whole group - and it always proves to be a fun spectacle.

A few minutes earlier the Duchess of Cambridge, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry had travelled together in another carriage, while in a third was the Duke of York with his daughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie and the Earl of Wessex.

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The annual parade route runs from Buckingham Palace, down The Mall, along Horse Guards Parade then to nearby Whitehall.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Princess Anne, The Princess Royal take part in the annual Trooping The Colour parade on June 17, 2017 in London, England. She rode with her husband Prince Philip in an open carriage in the procession along Horse Guards Parade.

While those around looked forward and kept their position, three other colleagues marched to help him.

Despite all the festivities, more grim activity marked Saturday's event, as five guards collapsed in the summer heat, according the local reports.

A guardsman has collapsed during sweltering conditions at the Queen's Trooping the Colour ceremony.


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