National Geographic : 1953 Jun
© National Geographic Society 810 Queen Elizabeth, Riding Sidesaddle, Reviews Her Guardsmen Trooping the Colour With pageantry typical of this coronation year, Elizabeth celebrated her first official birthday as England's Queen. The time-honored ceremony began with a procession from Buckingham Palace to the Horse Guards Parade. Elizabeth was the first queen ever to ride in it on horseback. Her insignia identify the Queen as Colonel-in-Chief of the Scots Guards. Under her namesake, Elizabeth I, Englishmen founded Roanoke Island's Lost Colony in 1587.