Trooping the Colour: All the best photos

Sergio Cunningham
June 9, 2018

"What I can tell you is that he is the first Coldstream Guardsman to wear a turban during the Queen's birthday parade", he said.

Click through the gallery to see the most stylish looks donned by the royals at 2018's Trooping the Colour.

On Saturday, the Queen, who last month had a successful day procedure to remove a cataract, left Buckingham Palace at 10.45am (local time) for the ceremony. Prince Harry sported military attire, as did his brother, Prince William, and father, Prince Charles. His absence had nothing to do with his recent hip surgery. He will celebrate his 97th birthday Sunday.

The Duchess of Sussex wore a dress by Carolina Herrera and a hat by Philip Treacy, while Kate wore a dress by Alexander McQueen and a hat by Juliette Botterill.

"She also wore some new pieces from Birks-obviously now looking to be Meghan's jeweler of choice-which were a nice nod to her Canadian "roots" (whilst not being Canadian) while also still including more diamonds as befitting her new status".

Next week, Meghan Markle will be going it solo without Prince Harry for a royal appearance alongside Queen Elizabeth.

First the ceremonial. Meghan sat beside Harry in a horse-drawn carriage procession from Buckingham Palace to the Horse Guards parade ground where thousands of troops waited to parade a regimental flag (a Colour) in front of the Queen.

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At 1pm, the royals gathered on the balcony for the RAF flypast featuring 23 modern and historic planes, Meghan taking centre stage.

The Duke of Edinburgh, who served as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards since 1975, previously rode on horseback at the annual parade alongside the Queen and other members of the Royal Family. However, Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 3, might as well have been the guests of honor.

The Duchess of Sussex broke protocol with her off-the-shoulder outfit.

The view along the Mall heading back to Buckingham Palace. Her husband, Prince Philip, has retired from royal duties and did not attend.

Queen Elizabeth II also selected a blue ensemble, choosing a dress and hat in a bolder blue than the shade chosen by Middleton and Parker-Bowles. Meghan and Harry have stated their desire to jump right in and get to work in their new roles.

In Australia, Meghan and Harry will visit Sydney for the 2018 Invictus Games, the Paralympic-style sporting event Harry founded for service men and women.

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