It's All in the Royal Family as the Windsors Wish Their Queen a Glorious 59th
updated 07/01/1985 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 07/01/1985 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Four generations of Windsors crowded the balcony at Buckingham Palace to wave to a cheering crowd of 25,000. Each year the Queen wears the color of a different regiment, and this time she donned the scarlet uniform of the Coldstream Guards. Mounted on her 23-year-old mare, Burmese, the Queen rode from the palace to the Horse Guards parade grounds and there solemnly reviewed some 1,600 officers. As she left, a member of her Household Cavalry was injured (though not seriously) when his horse reared and fell on him—all out of Elizabeth's range. Then the Queen headed back to the palace, joining other family members on the balcony in time for an airborne salute from the Royal Air Force's aerobatic team, the Red Arrows.