Princess Charlotte tantrum: Royal falls from balcony at Trooping the Colour 2018

Joann Johnston
June 9, 2018

The newlyweds joined the rest of the royal family while riding in horse-drawn carriages to Buckingham Palace, where they all appeared together on the balcony.

Trooping the Colour is always a stylish event on the royal calendar, with the extended royal family gathering to celebrate the Queen's official birthday.

Her excitable wave in engagement photos with Prince Harry back in December was not quite royal-ready.

Queen Elizabeth opted for a blue sky blue coat and dress by designer Stewart Parvin and a hat by Angela Kelly while Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, wore a pale blue dress by Bruce Oldfield and Hat by Philip Treacy. He had a hip operation in April and retired from public life previous year. So, three weeks after her wedding, which was followed by an outing at a Buckingham Palace garden party for the charities and organizations tied to Prince Charles, who turns 70 this year, Meghan is now plunging-carefully and deliberately-into royal life.

We all expected Meghan and Harry to break more royal protocol!

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The Queen looked on as the celebrations for her birthday took place on the Mall in central London.

Meghan, the new Duchess of Sussex, who has been welcomed into the Royal Family with open arms, has a busy week of appearances ahead.

A 22-year-old Coldstream soldier has become the first to wear a turban at the Trooping the Colour parade.

At 1pm, the royals gathered on the balcony for the RAF flypast featuring 23 modern and historic planes, Meghan taking centre stage. "We loved that she was still very much Meghan while also still embracing her role as the Duchess of Sussex". She and new-husband Prince Harry were picture-perfect, as Harry chose to wear his Household Cavalry Number 1 ceremonial military uniform.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte were among the ranks, but Prince Louis was a no-show and is unlikely to be seen before his christening, tipped to be next month.

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