Queen Marks Official Birthday with Trooping the Colour Parade

Queen Marks Official Birthday with Trooping the Colour Parade

While riding to Buckingham Palace alongside her husband, Kate Middleton and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Meghan waved to the crowd, showing off her new bling in the process, which many believe to be an eternity ring.

Meghan follows in the footsteps of sister-in-law Kate Middleton, who attended Trooping the Colour in 2018 just weeks after giving birth to Prince Louis.

He later gazed around at the crowds as he was held in his father's arms on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. Over 1400 parading soldiers, nearly 300 horses and 400 musicians partake in the fanfare.

The Duchess of Sussex has surprised her fans today as she's making an appearance at the Trooping of Colours. She was all smiles during the event, wearing a navy Givenchy outfit by her wedding dress designer, Clare Waight Keller, and a matching navy hat by Noel Stewart.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also appeared on the balcony in what is Meghan's first official outing since the birth of the couple's son, Archie Harrison, on May 6th this year.

She was not among royals who met U.S. President Donald Trump during his state visit to Britain earlier this week. A source close to the Duchess tells the magazine "she was determined" to be at the event in order to pay her respects to the Queen, who celebrated her actual birthday on April 21.

Prince Louis made his debut on the famous Buckingham Palace balcony for Trooping the Colour this year.

As with a year ago, Meghan standing at the back may be down to a few different factors, reports he Mirror.

Trooping the Colour is social as well as a ceremonial occasion and in the stands overlooking the parade ground were the wives, girlfriends and parents of the guardsmen and officers on parade. - AFP A full view and close up of the Queen's horse-drawn carriage.

The ceremony originated from traditional preparations for battle.

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