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British Royals

Prince Charles joins Prince William and Princess Anne on horseback for The Queen’s Birthday Parade

The Prince of Wales put his riding skills to the test on Thursday as he followed the carriage procession down The Mall on horseback.

Prince Charles was joined by Prince William and Princess Anne, each of them riding from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards.

The 73-year-old heir to the throne was riding a horse called George. Alongside him, William was riding Derby, and Princess Anne was aboard Sir John.

In front of the trio were three carriages full of royals. In the first carriage was the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge, accompanied by their three children – George, Charlotte and Louis.

The royal children took the occasion in their stride, waving to the hundreds of thousands of people who had lined the streets in an attempt to get a view of the royal party.

In the second carriage was the Earl and Countess of Wessex, alongside their two children, Lady Louise and Viscount Severn.

Following in the third carriage was the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Sir Tim Laurence.