Prince Harry is famously known for his love of fun and he succeeded in doing that for Kate Middleton and other members of the royal family as they watched Trooping the Color Saturday. Daily Mail reports on the celebration in detail with multiple photographs for Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday. Her Majesty turned 88 on April 21, but the official celebration is held every June.
Some of the photos are posted in this article. Duchess Kate is seen laughing as Prince Harry appears to be joking around and keeping things entertaining. Even Queen Elizabeth is having a ball with her grandson as he keeps everyone smiling on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
Prince George was nowhere to be seen during Trooping the Color. The 11-month-old stayed at home in the care of his nanny. As People magazine reports, Prince William didn’t make his first balcony appearance for Trooping the Color until he was 2-years-old.
Thousands turn out for royal celebrations such as these. Hundreds of soldiers dress in full uniform with bearskin hats and red tunics.
Prince Charles, Prince William, and Princess Anne have an active role in the Trooping the Color parade. All three rode on horseback in their in their uniforms on Saturday. The Prince of Wales is Colonel of the Welsh Guards, Prince William is Colonel of the Irish Guards, and Princess Royal (Princess Anne) is Colonel of the Blues and Royal.
Duchess Kate rode in a carriage with the Duchess of Cornwell (Camilla Parker Bowles) and Prince Harry as they rode from The Mall to the Horse Guards Parade in central London.
Prince Andrew, Princess Eugenie, and Princess Beatrice were among the royals in attendance for the official celebration. Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, were also included in the celebrations.
The Telegraph reports that in all, there were over 200 horses and 400 musicians in the Trooping the Color parade. The reports says that over 1,000 soldiers from multiple divisions participated in the parade. The fly-past at Buckingham Palace consisted of 28 different types of jets and there was a 41-gun salute.
Trooping the Color was also reported on in a related article by The Inquisitr as the parade and celebrations were getting underway.
To see more photos of Prince Harry, the Duchess of Cambridge, and other members of the royal family, click here. Various photographers captured up-close shots of them on the balcony at Buckingham Palace.
[Photo Credits: Splash News and Getty Images via Daily Mail]