One of the highlights of the photographer’s calender for December is the Trooping the Colour which celebrates HM The King’s birthday on 5th December. The Royal Guards of the Royal Thai Armed Forces take part in a military parade and pledge loyalty to the monarch. The venue is normally the Royal Plaza in Bangkok, but in recent years it has been held near the Grand Palace and on Sanam Luang. The actual event itself is not easy to photograph as members of the royal family are present. However, you are free to do so during the rehearsals. I took these pictures during such a rehearsal a few years ago.