Queen’s ceremonial birthday: Kate joins the parade

And today is no different after the 1-year-old appeared on the balcony at Buckingham Palace alongside the Queen and his dad Prince William.

Tim Ireland/AP Britain’s Prince William holds his son Prince George, with Queen Elizabeth II, right, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and the Prince of Wales during the Trooping The Colour parade at Buckingham Palace. See PA story ROYAL Trooping. He looked adorable in a blue outfit with matching shoes.

It was only in 2013 that the battalion last Trooped the Colour but they are doing so again to mark their centenary year.

Glowing mum Kate Middleton has made her first public appearance since her daughter Princess Charlotte was born six months ago.

A host of Royals attended the annual Trooping the Colour to mark the Queen’s official birthday but all eyes were on Prince George.

The queen turned 89 on April 21, her actual birth date, which is traditionally marked in private, with a public celebration held in June, when London’s fickle weather is more likely to be favorable. The Duke of Edinburgh celebrated his 94th birthday on Wednesday.

Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke Of Edinburgh arrive to inspect the troops at London’s Horse Guards.

She arrived in an open-topped Ascot Landau carriage with her husband, Prince Philip.

Prince Charles, Prince William and Princess Anne were on horseback for the start of the annual ceremony, later joining the others on the balcony.

Catherine, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry travelled together in another coach. Guests included Prime Minister David Cameron and wife Samantha.

The Colour being paraded on Horse Guards this year is the flag of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards.

The Trooping the Colours ceremony has its origins from when regiments had to show troops the colours so they knew where to rally in times of battle.

It was the first Trooping the Colour for Prince George, who before making an appearance with his parents on the Buckingham Palace balcony, watched the parade with his nanny from a palace window.

The Household Division Bands and Corps of Drums will also take part, as will the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery who, following the parade, will fire a 41-gun salute in Green Park to mark the Queen’s official birthday.

A display by the Red Arrows will conclude events.

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