🔴 Trooping the Colour LIVE (+PHOTOS)

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Prince and Princess of Wales share thanks

It rains

Princess Charlotte waves at cheering crowds

The Royal procession heads back to Buckingham Palace in the heavy rain

Inside snippet of celebrations

Kensington Palace shared an exclusive glimpse of the King’s official birthday festivities on social media, showcasing the Princess of Wales and her three children. The caption reads, “Ready for the King’s birthday parade!”

Balcony appearance 

Several people standing on a balcony smiling and talking

King Charles III and Queen Camilla appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace with the Prince and Princess of Wales and their children on Saturday.(Reuters: Hollie Adams)
The Prince and Princess of Wales smile at each other on the balcony

The Prince and Princess of Wales smile at each other on the balcony

Members of the crowd look up to watch the Red Arrows display team fly overhead

Members of the crowd look up to watch the Red Arrows display team fly overhead

Senior members of the Royal Family on the Buckingham Palace balcony

Prince Louis eagerly waiting for balcony appearance

Smiling Kate waves to crowds with Louis, Charlotte and George

Six-year-old Prince Louis gestures excitedly towards the balcony, where his mother, the Princess of Wales, crouches beside him, alongside other royals awaiting their moment to step onto the Buckingham Palace balcony.

Kate, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis watching Trooping the Colour today

Kate, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis watching Trooping the Colour

King Charles III during the Trooping the Colour ceremony

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Carriages carrying royals leaving Buckingham Palace

The carriages transporting the senior members of the Royal Family have reached Horse Guards Parade for Trooping the Colour.

Princess of Wales' carriage at Trooping the Colour

The carriage carrying the Princess of Wales and her three children leaving Buckingham Palace (Credit: BBC)

Princess Charlotte sitting beside her brother Prince George

Princess Charlotte sitting beside her brother Prince George Image: Getty Images)

Princess Charlotte charmed the onlookers by waving as the carriage departed Buckingham Palace, accompanied by her two brothers and their mother, Kate.

The King trails behind the Princess of Wales and the Duchess of Edinburgh as he proceeds along The Mall in the parade.

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Prince William on horseback

On horseback, the Prince of Wales acknowledges the cheering crowds assembled to celebrate the King’s official birthday.

Sporting his full ceremonial attire as Colonel of the Welsh Guards, he proudly displays the Gold, Diamond, and Platinum Jubilee medals, as well as the Coronation Medal worn from left to right.

<p>Chris Jackson/Getty </p> Prince William, Prince Edward and Princess Anne at Trooping the Colour 2024

Prince William, Prince Edward and Princess Anne took part in the parade on horseback. (The Prince of Wales rode Darby, the Duke of Edinburgh saddled up on Sir John and the Princess Royal’s horse’s name was Noble!)

A large number of soldiers in ceremonial uniform

Soldiers from the Irish Guards march along the Mall as part of the Trooping the Colour ceremony.(AP: Alberto Pezzali)

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HERE COMES OUR PRINCESS Kate Middleton spotted smiling from the back seat of a dignified maroon car alongside supportive family

The Princess of Wales was seen for the first time today just after 10am, arriving at Buckingham Palace with her family

Kate arrives at Buckingham Palace in a dignified maroon car alongside her family. She was spotted smiling from the back seat, marking her return after several months out of the public eye.

A man, a woman and several children walking. They are all wearing formal clothing.

The Princess of Wales and her children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis arrive at Horse Guards Parade.(Reuters: Chris J. Ratcliffe)

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Supporters have started to assemble on The Mall to commemorate the Princess of Wales joining her family for Trooping the Colour.

Despite undergoing treatment for cancer, Kate will join her family in a carriage procession through London, accompanied by her children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. The event culminates at Buckingham Palace, where she will join King Charles, Queen Camilla, Prince William, and other royals for the RAF flypast at 1pm.

Royal fans on the The Mall ahead of the Trooping the Colour ceremony. Pic: PA

Scotland Yard has deployed a substantial police presence, with heightened security due to expected crowds and a ban on amplified protests by anti-monarchy group Republic near the palace.

When will Kate be seen?

The Princess of Wales is scheduled to make her inaugural public appearance of the year by joining her family at Trooping the Colour with two actitivites.

Kate will participate in the traditional carriage procession on Saturday around 12:20 pm, accompanied by her three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

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Following this, she is anticipated to join the King, the Prince of Wales, and other members of the royal family on Buckingham Palace’s balcony to witness the fly-past.

A Brave Appearance

Kate, 42, has been battling an undisclosed form of cancer and has both good and bad days as she undergoes “preventative chemotherapy.” In an emotional statement, she expressed gratitude for the well wishes she and her family have received during this difficult time.

“I am making good progress, but as anyone going through chemotherapy will know, there are good days and bad days,” Kate said in a statement released Friday, adding that she faces “a few more months” of treatment.

“I’m looking forward to attending The King’s Birthday Parade this weekend with my family and hope to join a few public engagements over the summer, but equally knowing I am not out of the woods yet,” Kate said.

King Charles, her father-in-law, is “delighted” that she will join the royal family for Saturday’s events, including the King’s Birthday Flypast.

Delight and Determination

The palace expressed delight that Kate will attend Trooping the Colour, also known as the King’s Birthday Parade. This annual military event celebrates the monarch’s official birthday in June. Despite her ongoing battle with an undisclosed form of cancer, Kate’s determination shines through. King Charles, who is also undergoing treatment, will oversee the ceremony. Troops in full dress uniform will parade past the king, carrying their ceremonial flag, or “color.”

Royal Carriage and Balcony Appearance

Kate is expected to arrive at the parade ground in a horse-drawn carriage from Buckingham Palace. Accompanying her will be the couple’s children: Prince George (10), Princess Charlotte (9), and Prince Louis (6). Afterward, she’ll watch the ceremony from a building adjacent to the parade ground. There’s also a possibility that she’ll join other royals for the traditional Buckingham Palace balcony appearance.

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A Message of Comfort

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak praised Kate’s recent statement, calling it “wonderful news.” He commended her bravery and honesty, emphasizing that her words would bring comfort to others facing similar health challenges. Sunak shared these sentiments during the Group of Seven summit in Italy.

Royal Superfans Gather

In anticipation of Kate’s appearance, royal superfans armed with cardboard cutouts of the Princess of Wales have descended on The Mall. The excitement is palpable as they eagerly await the Trooping the Colour parade, where King Charles will reunite with his daughter-in-law.

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