Trooping the Colour: Queen Elizabeth celebrates 92nd birthday

Trooping the Colour: Queen Elizabeth celebrates 92nd birthday

This was also the first Trooping Duchess Meghan attended since marrying Prince Harry on 19 May, as well as the couple's first time appearing on Buckingham Palace's balcony with fellow royal family members.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in a vintage Rolls Royce Phantom together this morning.

Charlotte clapped excitedly when the thousands of people gathered at the gates of Buckingham Palace applauded the aerial display.

Charlotte enjoyed the flyover alongside her older brother Prince George as well as Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly's daughter Savannah Phillips.

After this year's Trooping the Colour, it was time for Meghan Markle, now Duchess of Sussex, to cross another first off her list of royal of events: a balcony appearance at Buckingham Palace. It was not only these two ladies who flaunted blue dresses but the Queen herself on her 92nd birthday celebrations wore a blue dress.

Princess Kate was dressed in one of her favorite designers, Alexander McQueen, while Meghan opted for a one-of-a-kind creation by Carolina Herrera and hat by Philip Treacy, a favorite of the Royal Family.

The head of state, who travelled in an Ascot Landau, wore a sky blue coat and dress by Stuart Parvin, and a hat by Angela Kelly.

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The royal colonels, all on horseback, will accompany the Queen, Prince Charles, Princess Anne and Prince William.

She chose to forgo her sunglasses, which she has been seen wearing since having successful cataract surgery in May.

He retired from public duties a year ago and will celebrate his 97th birthday tomorrow.

Colors, or flags, were carried, or 'trooped, ' down the ranks so they could be seen and recognized by the soldiers.

Hundreds of Royal Guardsmen in scarlet tunics and bearskins lined up on the parade ground as the event began.

But later in the day, as the Queen's procession made its way back to Buckingham Palace, Field Marshal Lord Guthrie, a former head of the armed forces, was thrown off his horse near the Victoria Memorial.

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