The pomp and pageantry of Trooping the Colour


Four generations of the royal family were gathered on Buckingham Palace's balcony to watch the traditional flypast which featured modern Typhoon jets and also aircraft from the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - an iconic Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster bomber.

"The Duke of Sussex has become a champion for war veterans around the world, including in Australia". Princess Charlotte made her first appearance at 13 months and George shortly before his 2nd birthday.

The Duke of Edinburgh, who has effectively retired from official public duties, was the only major figure missing from the gathering.

Queen Elizabeth II smiles at Prince William, Duke of Cambridge during Trooping The Color ceremony at The Royal Horseguards on June 9, 2018 in London.

Elsewhere, Kate Middleton and Camilla Parker-Bowles twinned in pale blue looks.

Trooping The Colour ceremony along the Mall heading back to Buckingham Palace.

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But her late mother-in-law, strictly speaking, should not have even been at parade because, at the time, she had not yet married into the Royal Family.

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It's a moment that gives a window into how strict the royal protocol is, and how sweetly Prince Harry is guiding his American-born bride through learning her new role and the rules associated with it. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip stayed their in 2005.

Meghan will undertake her first official engagement with the Queen next week when she joins Her Majesty on the royal train for a visit to Cheshire, in north-west England. So, it wasn't too surprising for Meghan to have so many eyes on those gorgeous bare shoulders during the ceremony.

"Their Royal Highnesses have been invited to visit the realms of Australia and New Zealand by the countries' respective governments".

He created the Paralympic-style games in 2014 as a way to inspire wounded soldiers toward recovery. The Duchess of Cambridge sported a long-sleeved dress by Alexander McQueen paired with a matching hat by Juliette Botterill, while Parker-Bowles wore a textured jacket atop a matching dress, completing her look with a ribbon-trimmed hat.