UK monarch marks official birthday with pomp and parade

Updated: 2019-06-08 21:01
Britain's Queen Elizabeth along with other members of the British royal family, waves from the balcony of Buckingham Palace as part of Trooping the Colour parade in London, Britain, June 8, 2019. [Photo/Agencies]

LONDON - Queen Elizabeth II is marking her official birthday with the annual Trooping the Color parade, a traditional display of British pageantry.

About 1,400 soldiers in ceremonial scarlet coats and bearskin hats march past the queen in a ceremony on Horse Guards Parade in Westminster.

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