Preparations are in order as the royals are set to be out this weekend for a major event.
Trooping the Color, the yearly parade honoring the birthday of a monarch will take place on Saturday, and it will be a memorable event.
This will be King Charles’ first parade as monarch, and he is scheduled to take the salute during the ceremonial, which involves hundreds of horses and men performing intricate battlefield drill motions while listening to military music.
The day will continue to unfold much as it did when the late Queen was still alive, with some royals riding in carriages from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards Parade to attend the service.
Members of the Firm will also make an appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony, where the day will end with an RAF flypast that includes the Red Arrows.
In contrast to the last few years of his mother’s life, Charles appears prepared to make one significant alteration to the procession.
The King will participate in the military parade by mounting a horse for the event, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace.
It will be the first time a reigning monarch has participated in the procession since the late Queen rode it in 1986.
From 1969 to 1986, Burmese served as the late Queen’s preferred horse for Trooping and ceremonial engagements for 18 years before being retired at Windsor.
She, therefore decided to ride in a carriage going forward rather than train a new charger for the event.
Prince William, who saw The Colonel’s Review before Trooping the Color over the weekend, will ride beside Charles on horseback.
The searing heat, which reached 28C, proved to be too much for some, and the prince afterward thanked those who had participated in a tweet.
In a tweet that he personally signed with his initials, William acknowledged the “difficult conditions”.
“A big thank you to every soldier (sic) who took part in the Colonel’s Review this morning in the heat. Difficult conditions but you all did a really good job. Thank you. W.”
Before the troops and horses parade for the King at Trooping the Color on June 17 to commemorate the monarch’s official birthday, The Colonel’s Review is the last assessment of the Household Division.
In his first inspection as Colonel of the Welsh Guards, William rode his horses while donning a bearskin cap and a red dress uniform.
Darby, his horse, was a gift from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to the late Queen and it was used to lead the funeral procession for William’s grandmother last year.
The Welsh Guards, the previous division of the King, will be the ones to Troop their Colors this year.