Royal tots the stars of Queen’s parade
EVERYWHERE they go, they are the stars of the show.
Pointing, giving cute little waves and scrunching up their faces, little Prince George and Princess Charlotte j joined grandma Queen Elizabeth on the balcony of Buckingham Palace last night for a spectacular military parade to celebrate her 91st birthday.
The royal youngsters and the rest of the family presided over the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony, where the Queen’s personal troops from the Household Division paraded through the streets of the British capital to acknowledge their Sovereign.
In a centuries-old display of pageantry, more than 1400 troops, 400 marching musicians and 200 horses were involved in the parade through London, while 29 Royal Air Force aircraft were due to perform a flyover above Buckingham Palace.
The Queen, who until 1987 rode side-saddle in the parade, arrived in an open-topped horse-drawn carriage.
Heir to the throne Prince Charles, his sister Princess Anne and his son Prince William rode in the parade on horseback. The trio all have senior military titles.
Prince Harry joined Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, in an opentopped horse-drawn carriage.
The Queen led a minute’s silence before the parade to acknowledge last week’s dreadful tragedy at Grenfell Tower, where dozens of people were killed and injured in a horrific fire.
Princess Charlotte and Prince George. Pictures: Getty Young Royals Harry, Kate, Charlotte and William — with a fed-up-looking Prince George — watch the parade from the balcony.