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Trooping the Colour

"Trooping the Colour," the most colorful of all the annual Royal ceremonies in London, takes place on the morning of the Queen's official birthday, the Saturday closest to mid-June. However, for the two Saturdays preceeding that day, full rehearsals are staged, much to the delight of tourists and residents alike. This "Trooping the Colour" was filmed on the last Saturday in May, 2008. The information in the commentary was researched and delivered by Monty Brown

filmmaker: Monty & Marsha Brown

country: United Kingdom

channel: arts & culture

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