Princess Eugenie has been joined by her husband, Jack Brooksbank, at Trooping the Colour for the first time. The newlyweds rode to the traditional ceremony in the second carriage of the royal procession which wound through big crowds lining the route through central London.
They sat alongside Princess Beatrice of York and the Duke of Kent for the short journey from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards’ Parade where trooping takes place.
The Duke of York rode behind the Queen’s carriage alongside the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and the Princess Royal. Prince Andrew is Colonel-in-Chief of the Grenadier Guards who are trooping their colour this year and he has played a high profile role in the build up to the event. Last weekend, he took the salute at the Colonel’s Review for the first time. Eugenie and Jack along with Beatrice, her boyfriend Eduardo Mapelli Mozzi and Sarah, Duchess of York were all present to watch that event which also took place at Horse Guards Parade.
The Duchess of Sussex was also in the procession heading for Trooping the Colour. Meghan, who gave birth to her first child just over a month ago, rode in the first carriage alongside her husband, the Duke of Sussex, as well as the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge.
The Earl and Countess of Wessex with their two children, Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and James, Viscount Severn, were in the third and final carriage to leave Buckingham Palace head of the Queen’s departure. Her Majesty travelled by herself to Trooping the Colour in the Scottish State Coach.
Later the whole Royal Family is expected to watch the traditional flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace and it’s widely expected that Prince Louis of Cambridge will make his debut at the event, joining his parents and siblings, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, for the first time.