Thousands gather for 'Trooping the Colour' for Queen Elizabeth

Thousands gather for 'Trooping the Colour' for Queen Elizabeth

Early this morning, The Queen celebrated her official birthday with the citizens of England.

Click through the gallery to see the most stylish looks donned by the royals at 2018's Trooping the Colour.

Queen Elizabeth, who recently underwent a successful cataract operation, arrived in an open Ascot Landau carriage to Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall from her home at Buckingham Palace. He officially retired from Royal duties a year ago. His absence had nothing to do with his recent hip surgery.

The couple will get married in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, following in the footsteps of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

Prince Philip, who turns 97 today, did not attend the celebrations.

There were smiles all round as Harry and Meghan, in a blush-pink off-the-shoulder dress by Carolina Herrera and matching Philip Treacy hat, showed off their wedding bands to Prince Charles, while the Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge shared a joke. In turn, the royal family is making it clear that she is very much a senior member of the family.

Write Royalty, analysing details from the Court Circular, the official diary of the royal family, said the queen had conducted 125 engagements from January to the end of May.

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He retired from public duties a year ago and will celebrate his 97th birthday tomorrow.

It all sounds pretty traditional but the Duchess overlooked one royal fashion rule: wearing an off-the-shoulder dress.

On the other side of Charlotte, her older cousin Savannah kept things together.

While Prince Louis was reportedly inside Buckingham Palace with the nanny, Kate and William had hoped to keep their eldest two children on their best behaviour.

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan Markle, now known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, were in attendance along with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Eugenie, 28, meanwhile, looked lovely in emerald green, also opting for statement headwear - with a pretty floral embroidered hat to complete her look.

Meghan is fitting right in.

"I'm quite proud and I know that a lot of other people are proud of me as well". It will be Harry's first time in Ireland, but Meghan visited Dublin in 2014.

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