Royal newlyweds attend Queen's birthday parade

Emmett Rice
June 9, 2018

A turban-wearing soldier of the Coldstream Guards became the first Sikh soldier to figure in the widely watched traditional Trooping the Colour ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Saturday, the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth.

Meghan Markle is still breaking protocol despite her newly minted royal status.

Make sure to check out photos of Kate Middleton making her debut in the parade back in 2011!

Guardsman Charanpreet Singh Lall marched among 1,000 British soldiers who took part in the Trooping the Colour parade.

It was all in good fun and the royal cousins were seen clapping and dancing as the RAF flypast took place above the palace.

The three-year-old princess was consoled by her mother after a brief slip on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

In matching ice blue, the Duchess of Cambridge, 36, and the Duchess of Cornwall, 70, led the procession in a carriage.

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The Queen's actual birthday is April 21st.

Trooping the Colour, staged every June by London's Horse Guards Parade, has commemorated the birthday of the sovereign for more than 250 years.

Twitter users who were on holiday near the hotel reported it had "strangely high" security levels and "grounds closed to all" last week.

Much of the Royal Family gathered on the balcony to watch the ceremony, with the Queen flanked by newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who recently returned from their honeymoon after their wedding on May 19.

She was without her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, who turns 97 on Sunday.

Savannah is the daughter of Peter and Autumn Phillips, and the granddaughter of Princess Anne.

The royal colonels, all on horseback, will accompany the Queen: 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.

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