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Saturday 17 June 2023

The King’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour) ... and a low carb lunch !

His Majesty King Charles III's official birthday is celebrated for the first time on Saturday 17 June 2023.

The occasion will be marked by the ceremony of Trooping the Colour (King's Birthday Parade), the annual military spectacle from Horse Guards in London.

King Charles III's actual birthday is 14 November - he was born on 14 November 1948 - but the Sovereign's birthday (or HM The King's official birthday) is celebrated on another date, usually in the summer months.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's official birthday was celebrated in June, while her actual birthday was on 21 April.

I'm sure both here in the UK, and world-wide, many will be watching the event on television as regiments of the Household Division troop their colour on Horse Guards Parade in a world-renowned spectacle full of music, majesty and military precision.

The morning’s events culminate with the annual RAF fly-past and the royal family’s iconic balcony appearance.
Words and picture from here

~ xxx ooo xxx ~

well after the excitement of the Kings Birthday Parade
it will be time for some lunch, how about 
Melon and Parma Ham

A gorgeous pairing of two delicate flavours - sweet and juicy melon with smoky slices of Parma ham.
This makes an enjoyable light lunch, it's such a refreshing combination of tastes.
see more details here

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All the best Jan


gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

My husband must be royalty. He, who was also born in 1948 in April always celebrated his birthday in May- Don't know why Your lunch looks lovely.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy Trooping the Colour.
Your lunch idea looks very nice.


Catarina said...

I just heard that Harry and Meghan were not invited!
I will not be watching that celebration. Honestly, I don't particularly like King Charles.
But I do like melon and prosciutto! Great combination. Thanks for the suggestion. : )

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

The food looks delicious!

William Kendall said...

Quite an occasion.

roentare said...

The parade seems like tax dollars well spent.

Tom said...


Elephant's Child said...

Trooping the colour is an incredible spectacle.

Lorrie said...

Here in Canada we always celebrate the Sovereign's birthday in May - we call it Victoria Day after Queen Victoria.
What a delicious looking lunch!

Margaret D said...

Not shown on our TV down here, will probably be later in a day or two, but I don't know.

eileeninmd said...

It is a grand parade, I saw some on our news this morning.
The lunch looks delicious.
Have a great weekend.

Bill said...

An impressive parade and a delicious lunch. Sounds like a good day.

happyone said...

We were fortunate to see the Trouping of the Colours back in the 70's when we lived in Scotland.

Valerie-Jael said...

I hope they will show some of the pics this evening on TV, I missed it all. And the food looks wonderful! Hugs, Valerie

Christine said...

Good to know

Lisabella Russo said...

What an incredible sight! The food looks beautiful too.

My name is Erika. said...

That's really interesting how they celebrate the Sovereign's birthday during the summer months. But if it works, go for it. Happy rest of your weekend!

TheAwakenedSoul said...

That looks delicious. The parade is so impressive and regal. I love watching those processions on television. Am looking forward to visiting London again. It is one of my favorite cities.

Teresa said...

Feliz cumpleaños para el. La ensalada se ve muy bien. Besos.

Caroline said...

It's looking delicious. Have a nice week. Greetings Caroline

Conniecrafter said...

We were on vacation when this happened so since we were not listening to news I never heard or saw if we had any coverage of it over here :(