Definition of Trooping the Colour from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Trooping the Colour

; NAmE
(also the Trooping of the Colour)
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a colourful ceremony that takes place every year on Horse Guards Parade in London on the Queen's Birthday. Soldiers on foot and on horses parade in front of the queen, carrying the flags that represent their regiments. These include the Household Cavalry and the Foot Guards. The ceremony is popular with tourists and is also shown on television.