Thousands gathered to help celebrate the Queen’s official birthday on Saturday. The monarch’s birthday is actually in April, but the Trooping, a traditional military display, occurs yearly on a Saturday in June, because of the fine weather. This year, however, the weather was rather windy; in a few instances, The Duchess of Cambridge‘s hat looked as if it might take flight, as the Daily Mail pointed out this weekend.Photo Credit: BBC
This year’s Trooping the Colour military parade was an especially joyous occasion for the royal family; Prince Philip, clad in a Colonel of the Grenadier Guards uniform, was out of the hospital and back by the Queen’s side for her official birthday celebrations on Saturday. The Queen, as Colonel-in-Chief, proudly wore her Brigade of Guards brooch.
The event was a traditional display of pomp and pageantry: “Some 1,600 officers and soldiers in the traditional uniforms of the Household Cavalry, Royal Horse Artillery and Foot Guards took part in the parade,” reports The Daily Mail.“with more than 200 horses and around 290 musicians from 10 bands and corps of drums.”
The Duke of Cambridge. Photo Credit: Bauer Griffin via Zimbio
The Duke of Cambridge, who rode on horseback during the parade, looked very dashing, wearing the very same uniform he wore during the royal wedding; the uniform of a Colonel of the Irish Guards. He arrived for the parade with The Prince of Wales, also in uniform (Colonel of the Welsh Guards) and The Duke of Kent (Colonel of the Scots Guards).
Prince Harry was not on horseback like his brother and father, but in an open horse-drawn carriage with the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge. He wore his Blues and Royals uniform. Photo Credit: Bauer Griffin
The Duke of Cambridge, The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Kent. Photo Credit: BBC
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Thousands filled the Mall this weekend. Photo Credit: BBC
The Queen and Prince Philip originally were to travel in an open carriage during the celebrations, but instead they opted for a covered glass coach, because of the unpredictable weather. Photo Credit: PA
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The Duchess of Cambridge was often caught in the wind during the Queen’s official birthday celebrations this year, her hat ready for takeoff. She wore a beautiful silk number by Canadian designer Erdem and a hat by Jane Corbett. Photo Credit: Mark Cuthbert / UK Press.