Royal tots the stars of Queen’s pa­rade

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS -

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.

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