The British Royal Family was out in force to lead the nation for the annual Trooping the Colour Parade. Trooping the Colour is a historical event of British Royal History. It has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign for over 260 years. This year it is marking the 91st birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The event starts at 10 AM with a carriage procession. Today it was the 1st time when the Duke of Edinburgh was not in his uniform for the official birthday parade. He accompanied the HM in a carriage for the procession.
The 96 years old, Prince Philip, has been slowing down in his public role. There are reports that he might retire from the public role very soon.
The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duchess of Cambridge rode with Prince Harry.
Since her wedding in April 2011, Catherine has attended Parade every year.
Prince Charles, Princess Anne and Prince William were on horseback.
At the beginning of the parade, HM joins a minute of silence for the victims of the Grenfell fire. At the end of the parade, HM reviewed the troops at Whitehall. The colourful event of British history features around 1400 officers and men on parade, 200 horses and 400 musicians.
For the annual event, The Duchess of Cambridge chose a pretty pink watermelon shade from her go-to label, Alexander McQueen. The dress features a round neck with pleats, paper-bag details at the waist and full sleeves. Thanks to PerthsFashion for the id.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte watched the parade from the palace window and then joined the royal family on the Palace balcony to watch the flypast.
As usual little George and Charlotte were the show stoppers of the event.
This year also marked another royal children debut. Great-granddaughters of HM Isla and Savannah, daughters of Peter Phillips and Autumn Phillips, made their first appearance on the palace balcony today.
I will leave you with this lovely picture of The Duchess of Cambridge from the carriage procession.