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Why Prince Harry Doesn’t Ride on Horseback During Trooping the Colour — and Sits with Princess Kate Instead!

Why Prince Harry Doesn’t Ride on Horseback During Trooping the Colour — and Sits with Princess Kate Instead!

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Royality
During the festivities this weekend, which celebrate the Queen’s official birthday, Prince Harry won’t be riding horseback alongside his father, Prince Charles, and brother, Prince William. Instead, he’ll likely be seated in one of the many carriages that carry the members of the royal family to Buckingham Palace in the annual event’s traditional parade. In years past, he’s sat in the same carriage as Princess Kate and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. But why doesn’t Harry get to ride on horseback like William and Charles do? Well, it’s a matter of position. Prince William and Prince Charles are royal colonels, which is a position given by the Queen to a member of the royal family that serves as Colonel-in-Chief of a regiment in the British army or navy. In addition to William an