Duke and Duchess of Sussex join Queen Elizabeth's birthday celebrations

Duke and Duchess of Sussex join Queen Elizabeth's birthday celebrations

This year, Prince George and Princess Charlotte stole the Queen's limelight at Trooping the Colour 2018, along with their cousin Savannah Phillips.

The Queen, dressed in a powder-blue ensemble and hat with flowers on the brim, was travelling alone, as her husband Prince Philip, who will celebrate his 97th birthday today, has retired from public life.

Meanwhile, Harry and Meghan rode in a carriage during the parade through London.

Sarah, Duchess of York was beaming with pride on Saturday when her daughters Princess Beatrice and Eugenie stepped out with the rest of the royal family to take part in the annual Trooping the Colour celebrations. Guardsman Charanpreet Singh Hall became the first member of the Coldstream Guards to participate while wearing a turban.

Markle's appearance comes exactly three weeks after the actress' spectacular wedding to Prince Harry in a ceremony that was watched by millions around the world.

For the prestigious ceremony - which marks Queen Elizabeth II's 92nd birthday - was the flawless opportunity for the former actress to demonstrate her sartorial prowess and she didn't disappoint. The Queen turned 92 on her actual birthday on April 21.

The former naval officer, famous for his no-nonsense style, has rarely celebrated his birthday.

He has spent much of his time at Windsor since retiring and also stays at the Queen's private Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

Royal blog Royal Central reports that this is the largest royal family gathering so far this year.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: "I can confirm that the Queen successfully underwent a short planned procedure to treat a cataract last month".

The Royal Family has made no official statement on the couple's honeymoon.

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