Happy Birthday Her Majesty! Queen Elizabeth II is 91 Years Old

Happy Birthday Her Majesty! Queen Elizabeth II is 91 Years Old

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II. Erzsébet királynő 91 éves lett. Olvasd el, és nézd meg, hogyan szokott ünnepelni.

Today is The Queen's 91st birthday. Born in London on 21 April 1926, Queen Elizabeth II has ruled for longer than any other Monarch in British history, becoming a much loved and respected figure around the world.

Her Majesty continues to carry out a full programme of engagements, from visits to charities and schools, to hosting visiting Heads of State, to leading the nation in Remembrance and celebratory events.

The Queen's official birthday celebrations are held in June. This year, The Trooping of the Colour falls on 17 June 2017.

Trooping of the Colour

Over 1400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians come together each June in a great display of military precision, horsemanship and fanfare to mark The Queen's official birthday. The streets are lined with crowds waving flags as the parade moves from Buckingham Palace and down The Mall to Horse Guard's Parade, alongside Members of the Royal Family on horseback and in carriages.  The display closes with an RAF fly-past, watched by Members of the Royal Family from Buckingham Palace balcony.

What happens during Trooping the Colour?

Once The Queen has arrived at Horse Guard's Parade in Whitehall, she is greeted by a Royal salute and carries out an inspection of the troops, who are fully trained and operational soldiers wearing the ceremonial uniform of red tunics and bearskin hats.

The Queen used to attend on horseback herself, but in recent years has travelled by carriage.

After the military bands have performed, the escorted Regimental Colour, or flag, is processed down the ranks of soldiers. Over one hundred words of command are used by the Officer in Command of the Parade to direct the several hundred soldiers.

Once the Foot Guards have marched past The Queen, she rides back to Buckingham Palace at the head of the soldiers, before taking the salute again at the Palace from a dais.

Her Majesty is then joined by other Members of the Royal Family on the balcony at Buckingham Palace to watch a fly-past by the Royal Air Force. A 41-gun salute is also fired in Green Park to mark the occasion.

source: The Royal Family Facebook page

What happens where in London? Can you match the events and the places?

1. Changing the Guard

a. Hyde Park

2. Queen's Birthday Gun Salute

b. Buckingham Palace

3. Ceremony of the Keys

c. Horse Guards, Whitehall

4. Mounting the Guard

d. The Tower

Key

1. b.

2. a.

3. d.

4. c.

Vocabulary

to rule

uralkodni

monarch

uralkodó

respected

tisztelt

engagement

elfoglaltság, program

charity

jótékonysági intézmény

head of state

államfő

rememberance

megemlékezés

celebratory

ünneplő

Trooping of the Colour

zászlós díszszemle a királynő tiszteletére

parading

felvonuló

display

bemutató

military

katonai

precision

pontosság, precizitás

horsemanship

lovaglóművészet

fanfare

parádé, harsonaszó

to wave

lengetni

flag

zászló

carriage

lovaskocsi

fly-past

repülőbemutató

salute

szalutálás, tisztelgés

inspection

szemle

ceremonial uniform

ünnepi egyenruha

bearskin

medvebőr

escorted

kísért

rank

sorfal

word of command

parancsszó

dais

díszemelvény

occasion

esemény, alkalom

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