Published: Sun, June 10, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Meghan Markle breaks royal protocol at Trooping the Colour

Meghan Markle breaks royal protocol at Trooping the Colour

The Duke of Edinburgh was absent as planned from his wife´s official birthday celebrations on Saturday, when other senior royals gathered to watch the Trooping of the Colour military parade in London.

The Duchess of Sussex went against royal protocol at the event by donning a daring outfit for her first official balcony appearance.

Prince Philip, who retired from public duties a year ago, did not attend the ceremony that involves more than 1,400 soldiers, 400 musicians and 200 horses.

Princess Charlotte had an unfortunate accident at Trooping the Colour today (June 9).

The monarch is technically the head of Britain's armed forces and would traditionally lead an army into war.

Although this time, Savannah Phillips proved to be the real queen - next to the actual Queen of course.

Featuring 1400 parading soldiers from the royal household divisions, 200 horses and 400 musicians, the annual Trooping the Colour parade dates back at least 260 years and is a marvellous display of British royal pomp and pageantry.

For the first time, Markle was snapped alongside what appeared to be just about the entire royal family.

The lipreader told The Daily Mirror it was a simple, but caring exchange.

Royal blog Royal Central reports that this is the largest royal family gathering so far this year.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte have a younger brother, Prince Louis, who was born in April.

At the wedding of Harry and Meghan, now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the prince arrived by vehicle with the queen, waving to the crowds at Windsor Castle.

Eugenie also took to her own Instagram to congratulate her dad, and shared a picture of Andrew posing inside the palace, looking happy and smart in his Grenadier Guards uniform.

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