Thousands gather for 'Trooping the Colour' for Queen Elizabeth

Posted June 10, 2018

Princess Charlotte was born in 2015, she isWills and Kate's second child after Prince George.

More than 1,000 British soldiers marched Saturday in a spectacular ceremony in London to mark Queen Elizabeth ll's official birthday, but one stood out.

We all expected Meghan and Harry to break more royal protocol!

Queen Elizabeth, who still rides ponies at her home at Windsor Castle, rode on horseback in the parade for decades until recent years, when she moved to a carriage.

The Duchess of Sussex wore a dress by Carolina Herrera and a hat by Philip Treacy, while the Duchess of Cambridge wore a dress by Alexander McQueen and a hat by Juliette Botterill.

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.

While also taking part was the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, who will fire a 41-gun salute in Green Park to mark the Queen's official birthday.

The youngsters always have a front-row view of the aircraft display, while Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were positioned at the back.

The royal family members all arrived today in full force to Buckingham Palace for the annual celebration, including the newest family member, Meghan Markle. It originates from traditional battle preparations, where flags were "trooped" - ie carried - slowly through the ranks so they could be seen by all soldiers, so they could recognise them during combat.

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.

All the royals travel in different carriages and make their way up to the balcony where they greet the audience. Princess Charlotte's sweet dress was particularly special, once again, since it matched perfectly with Kate's pastel outfit - reminding royal-watchers of 2017's look, when the mother and daughter duo both wore a bold pink shade.