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King Charles revived a royal tradition for his birthday celebration

Something that hasn’t been done since 1986!
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The Trooping the Colour ceremony has marked the official birthday of the British sovereign for over two centuries.

But this past weekend, on June 17, the ceremony was for the first time held in honour of the newly crowned King Charles III.

And to make the event extra special, Charles decided to revive a tradition that hasn’t been done since the 1980s.

Prince Charles rode on horseback for this year’s Trooping the Colour; reviving a decades-old tradition!

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During this year’s Trooping the Colour, the King rode on horseback.

The last time a British monarch rode horseback for the parade was in 1986, when the late Queen Elizabeth II rode her beloved horse, Burmese.

After 1986, and right up until her death in September of last year, the Queen rode in a carriage instead for the Trooping the Colour ceremony.

WATCH: The royal family wave from Buckingham Palace for Trooping the Colour 2019 (Article continues after video)

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Charles wasn’t the only royal who saddled up this year though. Prince William rode on horseback as well; unsurprising as he was seen rehearsing on June 10.

What is Trooping the Colour?

If you’re unfamiliar with the Trooping the Colour event, essentially it’s a military parade and ceremony that concludes with royal family members appearing on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. It is also known as the King’s Birthday Parade. You can read more about the history of the ceremony here.

Prince William was seen rehearsing for this year’s Trooping the Colour on June 10.

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