On the 11th of June, The whole Cambridge Family joined the Queen and other members of the family, to celebrate her official and Prince Philips birthdays. The day started off with Kate, Camilla and Harry taken to Horse Guards Parade in a Carriage procession. The second carriage, carried the York’s, Beatrice, Eugenie and Andrew. The Wessex’s came next, with Edward, Sophie, Louise and James. Then, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. William: Colonel of the Irish Guards , along with his father, Prince Charles: Colonel of the Welsh Guards and His Aunt, Anne: Colonel of the Blues and Royals, followed the Queens Carriage. At horse guards parade, flag of Number 7 Company Coldstream Guards was the colour being trooped tis year. Around 1,500 officers and 300 horses, were on show. After this, the thousands, who had gathered on the mall, were treated to a flypast and balcony sighting of the royal family. Charlotte made her first appearance on the balcony and George more interested in the going on of the flypast.
This tradition of the Official Birthday, dates back to King George III in 1748.Because George was born in November, He felt it was too cold to celebrate his birthday with a parade. He then combined his birthday parade with a yearly military parade, known as trooping the colour. Regiments would display their colours(flags), so soldiers would know each others colours in time of wars. Since George III, all sovereigns can choose their official birthday, if they aren’t bore summer. The date can varies each year. At one stage, at the start of the Queens reign, her official birthday was on a Thursday. Only in more resent years, the birthday has switched to a Saturday.
What they wore
Kate rewore the Alexander McQueen outfit, she first debuted at Charlotte’s Christening last year.
She wore a new hat by Philip Treacy,
Kate also wore her Mapping an Webb Empress Necklace.
George wore one of his fathers old outfits, that William had worn to brother Harry’s Christening.
Charlotte’s Shoes are her Early Days Emma
Her bow is Amaia-Small Hair Bow – Quartz, it retails for £2.50