Queen Elizabeth marks official birthday with Trooping the Color event

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21 June, 2017

Prince William and his family attended the Trooping the Color parade yesterday as part of the Queen Elizabeth's birthday celebrations and the show was again stolen by Little Charlotte and her brother George.

They may be young, but Prince George and Princess Charlotte surely know how to steal the spotlight.

Princess Charlotte's Liberty print smock dress featured pink polka dots and once again she was the centre of attention as her mum Kate held her on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. This year, however, it is hard to escape a very' sombre national mood.

Temperatures are expected to be reach 30C in central and West London today.

At Horse Guards Parade, the soldiers wear full uniform, including the famed bearskin hat as they stand and march for hours.

Earlier in the day the Queen gave an address to the nation, acknowledging the "terrible tragedies" that were the recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London.

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Prince George of Cambridge looks on from the balcony ahead of the annual Trooping The Colour parade at the Mall on June 17, 2017 in London, England.

Prince William and Prince Charles were on horseback.

This year's Trooping the Colour took on special significance, as the country mourned those who recently died and celebrated the heroism of others.

The Queen has hailed the United Kingdom for being "resolute in the face of adversity" after three terror attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire.

If nothing else, it does prove that Queen Elizabeth II, now 91, still throws the kind of birthday bash that can leave you legless. Mum Kate and daughter Charlotte, age two, were both pretty in pink, matching their summer dresses for the Queen's official birthday celebrations.

Trooping the Colour is always one of the royal family's most spectacular events of the year.


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