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The Queensaid in her message: "Today is traditionally a day of celebration. During her reign, The Queen has attended Trooping the Colour every year except 1955 when it was cancelled because of the National Rail Strike".
"As a nation, we continue to reflect and pray for all those who have been directly affected by these events", the Queen continued. They were accompanied by mom and dad, as well as Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Prince Harry and more of the extended royal family.
"We can confirm that during the Queen's birthday parade today a small number of soldiers fainted", the spokeswoman said.
The Trooping the Colour ceremony dates back to the reign of King Charles 11 from 1660 to 1668, when it was first performed.
The traditional celebrations came as The Queen, ahead of the event, issued a statement saying the United Kingdom has been "resolute in the face of adversity" following recent tragedies in London and Manchester.
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"I was told that an elderly Irish gentleman was identified with the assistance of his Claddagh ring", Mr Kingston said. The Queen has acknowledged a "very sombre national mood" in a message sent out for her official birthday.