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Trooping The Colour

Meghan had another royal first that day joining the royal family for the Trooping of the Colour procession.
 
About Trooping The Colour:

“Trooping the Colour is a military parade held to celebrate one of the Queen’s two official birthdays. It’s been a royal tradition since 1748, but has even older origins.
 
On the second Saturday of June each year, more than 1,400 of the Queen’s personal troops, known as the Household Division, take part in the parade. You can hear the soldiers before you see them, thanks to the imposing rolling drums of the 10 military bands on display, featuring a total of more than 400 musicians.
 
It kicks off at 10am, when the Queen leaves Buckingham Palace and travels to Horse Guards Parade by carriage; a journey she used to make on horseback when she was younger. First, she receives the Royal Salute from army officers, before performing an inspection of her troops.
 
The name ‘Trooping the Colour’ refers to the ceremony of parading a military flag in front of the Queen. ‘Colour’ is the name given to the flags of the different regiments of the British army, which were used as a way of making sure soldiers could identify their correct units during the chaos of battle. In order for troops to know what their flags looked like, they needed to be displayed regularly and thus a military tradition was born.” – theculturetrip.com

She Really Stunned That day!

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Meghan and Harry were all tanned after spending their honeymoon, which location remains a mystery.

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They were joined by the Duke of Kent.

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Both Harry and Meghan were all smiling as they travelled in the carriage.

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More than 1.400 of the Queen’s personal troops, known as the Household Division, take part in the parade together with 200 horses. You can hear the soldiers before you see them, thanks to the imposing rolling drums of the 10 military bands on display, featuring a total of more than 400 musicians.

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Theeeeen, we saw Meghan on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the first time to watch a fly-past by the Royal Air Force. A 41-gun salute is also fired in Green Park to mark the occasion.

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Meghan had a chat with Kate:

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Both Meghan and Kate curtsied for the queen:

And then they saw the fly-past by the Royal Air Force.

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A video from the balcony:

For her first ever Trooping the Colour Meghan stunned in a Carolina Herrera dress, which featured a Bardot neckline and button detailing down the front.

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She matched the dress with a bespoke hat by royal family favourite milliner, Philip Treacy.

Meghan completed her look with the Snowflake and the Bee-Chic Birks rings.

She carried a bespoke Carolina Herrera clutch

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