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The Queen's Birthday Parade: Best Photos

Top moments from 2018's Trooping the Colour.

The members of the royal family — yes, including now Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex — stepped out on Saturday in London for the annual Trooping the Colour parade, the official celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday. As part of the day’s pomp, nearly 1,000 soldiers march to Horse Guards Parade and the Royal Air Force performs a flyover (which the royals famously watch each year from the balcony at Buckingham Palace). Here, a look at the day’s best photos.

THE ADORABLE KIDS Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images THE ADORABLE KIDS Excited for the flyover: Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Savannah Phillips, and Prince George of Cambridge. IT'S HER PARTY Dan Kitwood/Getty Images IT'S HER PARTY The Queen’s actual birthday was April 21. She turned 92 this year. IN FINE FORM Chris Jackson/Getty Images IN FINE FORM The guardsmen and cavalry, doing their thing. THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF SUSSEX RIDE PAST Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF SUSSEX RIDE PAST THAT NEWLYWED GLOW Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage THAT NEWLYWED GLOW OUT ON THE BALCONY Chris Jackson/Getty Images OUT ON THE BALCONY The family gathers at Buckingham Palace.

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PRINCE CHARLES AND PRINCE WILLIAM Dan Kitwood/Getty Images PRINCE CHARLES AND PRINCE WILLIAM Riding in their military uniforms. YET ANOTHER FIRST Dan Kitwood/Getty Images YET ANOTHER FIRST At 2018's Trooping the Colour, soldier Charanpreet Singh Lall became the first to wear a turban during the ceremony. FORMATION Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage FORMATION THE QUEEN RIDES ALONE Chris Jackson/Getty Images THE QUEEN RIDES ALONE THIS IS 92 Karwai Tang/WireImage THIS IS 92 CATHERINE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE Karwai Tang/WireImage CATHERINE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE Wearing pale blue Alexander McQueen, about a month and half after giving birth to Prince Louis, her third child with Prince William. GETTING THE WAVE DOWN Karwai Tang/WireImage GETTING THE WAVE DOWN Harry and Meghan, greeting the crowds. COLOR COORDINATING Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage COLOR COORDINATING Catherine with Prince Charles' wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.



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