The King has taken part in the first Trooping the Colour of his reign to mark his official birthday.
He is the first monarch in more than 30 years to take part in the ceremony on horseback.
Parading down the Mall from Buckingham Palace, the national anthem played during the King‘s arrival on Horse Guards Parade.
During the ceremony, the King took the royal salute as Colonel in Chief of the Household Division’s seven regiments as members of the Royal Family and 8,000 spectators look on.
The colour, or regimental flag, that was trooped in front of hundreds of Guardsmen and officers was the King’s Colour of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards.
It was the first time since 1989, all five regiments of Foot Guards – the Welsh, Scots, Irish, Coldstream and Grenadier – were on parade together for Trooping the Colour.
Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player
Highlights from King’s parade
The young Prince Louis cheekily entertained spectators as he held his nose and pointed to the sky during the carriage ride to the ceremony.
Trooping the Colour is a social as well as ceremonial occasion featuring around 1,500 soldiers and hundreds of guardsmen.
Following the ceremony, the royal family headed back to Buckingham Palace. They then gathered on the balcony to watch an extended military flypast after the display on coronation day had to be scaled down due to bad weather.
Around 70 aircraft from the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force took part – including aircraft from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the C-130 Hercules on its final ceremonial flight, modern Typhoon fighter jets with a red, white and blue finale from the Red Arrows.
Around 18 Typhoon fighter jets spelled out the King’s monogram ‘CR’ for Charles Rex.
The sight of a monarch riding on horseback during the parade has not been seen since 1986 when Queen Elizabeth II rode her charger Burmese for the final time.
The horse was a gift from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and Charles’ horse Noble was also from the Commonwealth country’s famous Mounties.
Following the mare’s retirement, Her Majesty opted to use a carriage for Trooping the Colour rather than train another charger.
Written by: Newsroom