On Thursday in London, the annual Trooping the Color parade was held. It was attended by 1,500 soldiers, 400 members of military orchestras, and 250 horses. The participants of the march departed from Buckingham Palace, walked through the representative avenue The Mall, and the parade square where the military inspection was held, and then returned to Buckingham Palace. Queen Elizabeth II watched the parade from the palace balcony.

The culmination of the ceremony was the flight of several dozen Royal Air Force planes and helicopters over London.  Typhoon fighter squad made “70” in the sky.  Members of the British royal family, eighteen to be exact,  watched the show from the balcony of the palace. Although the greatest enthusiasm of those gathered in front of Buckingham Palace was caused by the appearance of Elizabeth II.  four-year-old Prince Louis, the youngest son of Prince William and Princess Kate also drew a lot of attention. During the flight of the planes, the boy covered his ears with his hands several times, and look quite unpleased.

Definitely, It was Louis’ hijinx which unequivocally stole the show! He stuck his tongue out, had his hand over his mother’s mouth and it looked like she was telling him to behave. Then he yawned dramatically, looking like a tiny thunderclowd he sat on his Grandpa Charles’ lap.

All of Britain waited for the royal family to appear on the balcony. It hasn’t happened since 2019, which is why it caused great excitement from the audience. Unfortunately, Prince Harry, his wife Meghan, and the queen’s son, Prince Andrew, did not appear among the royal family. Although young couple attended the jubilee itself.

On Thursday evening in front of Buckingham Palace and 2,000 other places across the UK and its overseas territories, many light signals are planned to be lit creating a chain to symbolize unity.



Article written by Hanna Fijałkowska from class 3k, edited by Ms Kossak-Wąchała