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The Queen's Birthday Parade: Best Photos

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Stacy Diaz | 09 June, 2018, 20:13

Trooping the Colour, staged every June by London's Horse Guards Parade, has commemorated the birthday of the sovereign for more than 250 years.

The Duke of Edinburgh underwent a hip operation in April after which he spent more than a week recovering in hospital, but he has since been spotted in good spirits at the Royal Windsor Horse Show and more recently Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle. She and new-husband Prince Harry were picture-perfect, as Harry chose to wear his Household Cavalry Number 1 ceremonial military uniform.

Markle stunned in a blush Carolina Herrera dress and flat-brimmed hat. He had a hip operation in April and retired from public life past year.

Prince William and Kate Middleton's four year old son appeared to be in a mischievous mood as he stood on the balcony of Buckingham Palace with the rest of his family, including Princess Charlotte, talking the whole way through the National Anthem.

Markle was photographed marveling at the grand spectacle as other members of the royal family looked up at the planes as they flew past the mall assembled outside of the London palace. Princess Charlotte made her first appearance at 13 months and George shortly before his 2nd birthday.

Next week, reports People, Meghan will join the Queen for their first solo outing together when they'll travel overnight on the Royal Train for a day-long engagement in Cheshire.

Also riding in the ceremony for the first time was the Duke of York in his new role as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards.

Kensington Palace is also expected to shortly announce Meghan's first charitable patronage since becoming the fourth member of the Royal Foundation behind by Prince William, Princess Kate, and Prince Harry.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan Duchess of Sussex attend the Trooping the Color ceremony in London, June 9, 2018.