🐴✨ “King Charles III Hops Back in the Stirrups, Royal Tradition Recharged!” 💂♂️🎉
TL;DR: Old is gold, as they say, and it seems King Charles III is keen on proving that right! The monarch will revive a tradition more than three decades old when he saddles up for this year’s Trooping the Colour. He’ll be the first reigning sovereign to ride horseback since Queen Elizabeth II in 1986. From inspecting soldiers to receiving royal salutes, he’s bringing old-school back to Buckingham! So, the question begs: how’s the world gonna react to this royal rerun? 🤔
Who knew royal protocol could be so riveting? As if right out of a historical novel, King Charles III is bringing back some royal swagger, ready to gallop towards Trooping the Colour this year. That’s right folks, horseback is the new – or should we say old – black. A tradition that’s lain dormant for more than 30 years will be rebirthed, but how are the commoners feeling about this royal rewind? 🏇🏽💂♂️
In 1986, when neon colors and synthesizer tunes were all the rage, the last reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, graced the event on horseback. For 18 years, she was chauffeured by her loyal steed, Burmese, until the four-legged royal servant retired, and the Queen moved on to less equine modes of transport.
The parade, which celebrates the sovereign’s official birthday with as much pomp and circumstance as you’d expect from a royal soiree, starts at Buckingham Palace, wends its way down The Mall and ends at the Horse Guards Parade. This is where Charles, at 74 and presumably not bothered by potential saddle sores, will salute the troops.
Now, with his sister Princess Anne and heir Prince William, all having ridden at last year’s Trooping the Colour, you might wonder: what’s the big deal? Well, it’s the reigning monarch on horseback part that’s got tongues wagging and fingers tweeting! 👑🐎
However, it’s not all pomp and jolly good fun. Trooping the Colour, as much a spectacle as it is, did not escape controversy. Notably absent from the celebrations are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan, who swapped the regal UK lifestyle for the American dream. The couple, who have frequently criticised their royal heritage since their relocation, were notably missing from the invite list. What does this mean for the unity of the royal family? Will this add fuel to the fiery feud? 🤷♀️
King Charles III, however, doesn’t seem to let these familial foibles deter him. He’s focused on his royal duties, perhaps even enjoying the challenge of the Trooping the Colour, even in temperatures that saw several soldiers faint! So, as Charles gears up for his November 14th actual birthday, we see the monarch embracing the double birthday tradition, started by King George II who fancied a summer celebration in addition to his actual October birthday. Royals, they’re just like us, right? 😉💖
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As we close the book on this royal rendezvous, it’s time for some royal reflection. With King Charles III bringing back this regal tradition, it makes us wonder if there’s a deeper message in this nostalgic gesture. Is this just one man’s passion for tradition or a strategic move