Trooping the Colour

Trooping the Colour is the ceremony performed by regiments of the British and Commonwealth armies. It has been a tradition since the 17th century, and this weekend(13th/14th June) it will take place at Horse Guards parade near London’s St James’s Park. This ceremony also marks the Queens official birthday. Queen Elizabeth attended her first Trooping the Colour in 1951 while she was still a Princess; and has attended every year since.

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HRH at her first Trooping of Colour in 1951

We take a look at the Queens fashions over the years of attending Trooping the Colour.

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In full uniform, HRH salutes at Trooping the Colour
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The Queen looks glamourous as always in a beautiful choice of emerald green with the perfect hat to match
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Stunning in blue, the Queen waves to all as she attends Trooping the Colour
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Standing alongside Prince Philip, the Queen wows in hues of blue as she enjoys Trooping the Colour
Trooping the Colour...Britain's Queen Elizabeth II smiles with the Duke of Edinburgh on Horse Guards Parade during the annual Trooping the Colour parade. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 13, 2009. The Queen celebrates her official birthday today with the Trooping the Colour parade involving more than 1,000 soldiers in the traditional display of pomp and pageantry. See PA story ROYAL Trooping. Photo credit should read: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II smiles with the Duke of Edinburgh on Horse Guards Parade during the annual Trooping the Colour

Fancy some 50’s inspiration? We take a look at our favourite hats from the 50’s and how you can get the look with Bee Smith Millinery. Bring that 50’s glamour back into your wardrobe.

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The Pillbox has always been a classic hat shape and choice for many women over the years. Bee has created this Black Pillbox(right) with veil detail and a modern twist.

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You can’t go wrong with dots for detail. This beautiful dotty hat is timeless, get the look with Bee’s Suzy sinamay brim hat(right).

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This 50’s hat is an interesting design, with a classic houndstooth print, steal this style with Bee’s Houndstooth pillbox.

It’s been fun taking a time trip back to the 50’s. Happy Official Birthday Queen Elizabeth!

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