[Music] ian’s Megan attend trooping the colour as smiling Queen recovers from cataract operation and removes her sunglasses to celebrate her official 92nd birthday fresh from their room at mini honeymoon spent in company mayo Island newlyweds Prince Harry and Megan arrived at Buckingham Palace today for their first formal engagement since their show-stopping wedding in May the Duke and Duchess of Sussex paid tribute to the Queen at the spectacular trooping the colour ceremony in celebration of her Majesty’s official 92nd birthday for a traditional summer spectacle watched by thousands the Queen who recently had a successful eye operation to remove a cataract was pictured wearing her usual clear framed spectacles having spent the previous three weeks wearing shaded lenses following the procedure Harry and Megan were pictured riding in a carriage together staged on Whitehall’s Horse Guards Parade and later joined members of the monarchy on buckingham palace balcony for the first time together to watch the wrath fly past and acknowledge the crowds tens of thousands of cheering royal enthusiasts flocked to Whitehall to see the Royals mingle on the balcony with Megan and Kate sharing a chuckle while Harry watched on Megan wore a dress by Carolina Herrera and a hat by Philip Treacy while Kate wore a dress by Alexander McQueen and a hat by Juliet bot Ariel Camilla was in a pale blue silk dress and coped by Bruce Oldfield and a hat by Philip Treacy and the Queen wore a sky-blue coat and dressed by Stuart Parvin and a hat by Angela Kelly moving along the procession today the Duchess of Cornwall and Duchess of Cambridge wore in a carriage together while a third carried princesses Beatrice and Eugenie the Countess of Wessex and her daughter Lady louise trooping the colour is a ceremonial spectacle that brings together prestigious regiments and the families of the serving men and women in celebration of the Monarchs official birthday stands lining horse guards were filled with the wives girlfriends and parents of the servicemen who when not performing ceremonial duties are fighting soldiers Megan Harry and the other members of the royal family took their place in Wellington’s former office which overlooks the parade ground the Queen soon made her entrance onto Horse Guards in an ass cat land or after making her journey from her famous London home Buckingham Palace her procession was accompanied by a sovereign’s escort of the household cavalry made up of Life Guards and Blues and Royals in their silver and gold breast plates and plumed helmets the 7,500 guests seated in stands lining the parade ground stood as a mark of respect as the monarch arrived and began inspecting the massed ranks of the troops the Duke of Edinburgh who celebrates his 97th birthday on Sunday has retired from official public duties and did not attend but the Queen was accompanied by the royal Colonels all on horseback Prince of Wales Colonel of the Welsh Guards the Princess Royal Colonel of the Blues and Royals and the Duke of Cambridge Colonel of the Irish Guards also riding in the ceremony for the first time was the Duke of York in his new role as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards among the guests was defense secretary Gavin Williamson the Prime Minister Theresa may normally attends but is at a g7 meeting of world leaders in Canada the color troop this year was the flag of the 1st battalion Coldstream Guards trooping the colour originated from traditional preparations for battle colours or flags were carried or trooped down the ranks so that they could be seen and recognized by the soldiers in the 18th century guards from the Royal Palaces assembled daily on Horse Guards to troop the colors and in 1748 it was announced that the parade would also mark the sovereigns official birthday the Queen’s actual birthday was on April 21st she turned 92 years old the mast bands of the household division and the mounted band of the household Calvary provided the musical backing for the ceremony while also taking part was the king’s troop Royal Horse Artillery who will fire a 41 gam salute in Greene Park to mark the Queen’s official birthday the color was first trooped through the ranks of soldiers before the guardsmen marched past the Queen first in slow then in quick time as the ceremony came to an end the thousands in the stands were treated to the site of the Blues and Royals and Life Guards from the Household Cavalry Regiment the mounted soldiers and officers in their gleaming breastplates and plumed helmets rode past the queen with the horses throwing up dust as with previous years the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall took part in the Queen’s carriage procession the procession will be accompanied by a sovereigns escort of the household cavalry made up of Life Guards and Blues and Royals in their silver and gold breast plates and plumed helmets the masked bands of the household division will provide musical backing during the day and also taking part is the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery who following the parade will fire a 41 gun salute in Greene Park to mark the Queen’s official birthday after the ceremony the royal family will head back to Buckingham Palace and gather on the balcony to watch the ref fly past among the 23 aircraft taking part our modern jets and historic aircraft while the red arrows will be the finale trooping the colour originated from traditional preparations for battle colours or flags were carried or trooped down the ranks so that they could be seen and recognized by the soldiers in the 18th century guards from the Royal Palaces assembled daily on Horse Guards to troop the colours and in 1748 it was announced that the parade would also mark the sovereigns official birthday the Queen’s actual birthday was on April 21st when she turned nine two years old in honor of Her Majesty’s birthday members of the Australian Defence Force performed a 21-gun salute to celebrate Queen’s Elizabeth 2’s birthday holiday weekend at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne Victoria Australia you

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