It was the Queen of England’s 92nd birthday, and every single year, the entire country celebrates it by joining and watching the parade wherein Trooping the Colours happen as the members of the royal family gather at the balcony of the Buckingham Palace.
This may be the Queen’s birthday, but the attention is not exactly just on her, this is because the Duchess of Sussex has made her very first appearance at the Buckingham Palace balcony with the entire royal family including her husband Prince Harry. Duchess Meghan didn’t get a chance to have the traditional wedding kiss at the Buckingham Palace since she and Prince Harry didn’t get married in London.
Which is why it was a pretty big deal for her to be there especially as an official member of the royal family, celebrating the Queen’s 92nd birthday. However, she is not the only royal who stole the spotlight from the Queen, because the prince and princess of Cambridge definitely caught everyone’s attention in the most adorable way.
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Prince George Got Shushed; Princess Charlotte Fell
Prince George is known to his own shy moments especially in front of so many people, but just like any other kids, he is definitely most comfortable with the members of his family, especially his cousins. On their great-grandmother’s birthday, the prince was seen getting shush by his cousin, Savannah Philips. She is actually the Queen’s eldest great-grandchild, from Princess Anne who is her grandmother.
She doesn’t have the title of a royal just like how Princess Anne’s kids didn’t. However, she may not have her own title but the 7-year-old Savannah is 15th in line for the throne. She is the very first Canadian citizen to be in line of succession in the British throne, and that is because her mother is from Canada. Sources said that the young Savannah put her hand over Prince George’s mouth to make him quiet since she seems to be very excited with Trooping The Colours.
The adorable moment between Prince George and his cousin Savannah is not the only thing that caught everyone’s attention. 3-year-old Princess Charlotte seemed to have a minor mishap while she, older brother Prince George and parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with the rest of the royal family are in the Buckingham Palace balcony for Trooping The Colours.
It was seen that the princess accidentally slipped from the step she was standing and unfortunately hit her head lightly on the railing of the balcony. This then caused the princess to shed a few tears that led to her mother, Duchess Kate, to pick her up and comfort her for a few moments.
However, the 3-year-old princess managed to get it together and be like a true champ and was seen being set down by her mother so she could once again watch the parade. And just like what everyone has been waiting for, she showed her spot-on signature royal wave to the people, that definitely melted the hearts of everyone. People then started to wonder when they will see the youngest Prince Louis in the balcony with his siblings.
This year, @TheDukeOfYork rode for the first time at Trooping in his role as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards. HRH rode on a horse from the Royal Mews called Elizabeth.
The Duke of Cambridge also rode out as Colonel of the Irish Guards. pic.twitter.com/2sIyWiFMlT
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 9, 2018
Prince William In A Bearskin Hat Riding Horseback
People were actually surprised when the carriage of Duchess Camilla of Cornwall, Prince Charles second wife, came in without her husband. Instead, she was joined by the Duchess of Cambridge, who also happens to be riding the carriage without her husband Prince William.
It turns out that Prince William had to ride on horseback, along with his father Prince Charles, his aunt Princess Anne, and uncle Prince Andrew. The reason is that the Duke of Cambridge was required to wear his Irish Guard uniform, which is the same one he wore for his wedding. It was a requirement since he is the Colonel of the Regiment, or more commonly known as the second in command after his grandmother, the Queen.
Prince Harry rides with wife Meghan for the Queen’s Birthday Parade
His brother Prince Harry, on the other hand, rode the carriage with his new wife the Duchess of Sussex, since he is not a colonel, unlike his older brother. It is a royal protocol that colonels must arrive in the palace on horseback and uniform for Trooping the Colours. Prince Charles, Princess Anne, and Prince Albert are all royal colonels as well, which is why they all arrived on horseback and in uniforms instead of riding the carriage like the others.