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Thousands gather for 'Trooping the Colour' for Queen Elizabeth

Thousands gather for 'Trooping the Colour' for Queen Elizabeth

Over 1400 soldiers were in the ceremony, a tradition originating from the preparations for battle where the Regimental Colour or flag is "trooped" down the ranks of the soldiers so they can see them.

The Duke of Edinburgh had been Colonel of the Grenadier Guards since 1975.

Kensington Palace is also expected to shortly announce Meghan's first charitable patronage since becoming the fourth member of the Royal Foundation behind by Prince William, Princess Kate, and Prince Harry. While Harry smiled and waved, she looked a bit overwhelmed as she surveyed the huge crowds lining the route.

People reported that Princess Charlotte enjoyed the Royal Air Force flypast at Trooping The Colour.

Buckingham Palace tweeted that she had only missed one such event during her reign, and that was in 1955 during the country's general strike. While the Windsor kids are often oblivious of the throngs below, it can be intimidating, especially for adults. She did however, later throw a tantrum and had to be consoled by her mother with a huge hug.

Meghan made her debut on the Buckingham Palace balcony alongside Harry and the other family members and seemed totally at ease.

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While 92-year-old Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her actual birthday on April 21, the Trooping of the Colour ceremony takes place on any Saturday of June.

Camilla wore a pale blue silk dress and coat by Bruce Oldfield and a hat by Philip Treacy.

But the duchess came to her rescue. Keep doing you, Meghan! It comes ahead of next week's journey by Meghan and the Queen to a series of engagments in Cheshire.

Kate Middleton looked gorgeous in a baby blue dress. This will be her first day without his comforting presence.

It's the ideal opportunity for Meghan to learn the royal ropes, as it were, from Britain's longest-reigning monarch. And, in return, the Queen gets a companion. Her most notable accessory was a Sphinx-like expression. He will celebrate his 97th birthday Sunday.

Meghan will have been briefed extensively on every aspect of the event. She was also spotted covering his mouth with her hands.


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