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Princess Charlotte makes first appearance on Buckingham Palace balcony with the Royal Family

The Queen and members of the Royal Family appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace this afternoon following the conclusion of the Trooping the Colour Parade.

Her Majesty, dressed in a vibrant lime green coat and matching hat, was joined by her family on the balcony to watch the RAF flypast over Buckingham Palace.

Princess Charlotte and Prince George also made an appearance alongside their great-grandmother, much to the delight of the awaiting crowd.

This is Princess Charlotte’s first appearance on the balcony, and Prince George’s second, having first appeared a year ago for the Queen’s 2015 Official Birthday.

Among the 29 aircraft that took part in the display was a Spitfire and Hurricane, made famous in the Battle of Britain There was also a selection of modern jets like such as the Typhoon fighter.

The impressive Red Arrows formed the finale as the Royal Family, and the thousands of people who gathered outside Buckingham Palace and The Mall watched in awe.

Also on the balcony were The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke of York and Princesses Beatrice & Eugenie, The Wessex family, The Princess Royal and Prince Harry.

They were also joined by less senior royals including Prince & Princess Michael of Kent, the Duke of Kent.

Also making their debut appearance on the balcony was Zara Tindall, and her husband Mike.

Earlier in the day, the Royal Family set off for Horse Guards in a series of carriages at around 10.45, followed shortly after by the Sovereign’s procession, with The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, and accompanied by the Household Cavalry.

The parade itself began at exactly 11am, with Her Majesty’s inspecting the line of the troops.

Over 1,600 soldiers and 300 horses took part in the event that was attended by senior members of the Royal Family.

The celebrations will continue into tomorrow as 10,000 people descend to the Mall for the Patron’s Lunch. Street parties will also be held all across the country.

On Friday, Her Majesty and 52 members of her family attended a Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral which paid tribute to her life.

 

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