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Trooping of the Colour: The best dressed guests at the King's birthday parade

See which royals marked the military parade, filled with pomp and pageantry, in style

Natalie Salmon
Fashion Digital Editor
Updated: June 15, 2024
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The royal family have gathered today to celebrate the King's birthday parade, known as Trooping the Colour. This year's event is particularly significant as it marks the Princess of Wales' first public appearance of the year amidst her courageous battle with cancer.

Every year, Trooping the Colour attracts thousands of royal enthusiasts who line the streets of London. A fortunate few, selected through an online ballot, gain VIP access to the Horse Guards Parade to witness the main event.

Fashion aficionados eagerly anticipate the stylish outfits of our British royals. Last year, the Princess of Wales dazzled in a striking green coat dress by Singapore-born designer Andrew GN, complemented by a Philip Treacy hat and the late Princess Diana's sapphire earrings.

Princess Anne, Prince George, Prince Louis, Princess Kate, Prince William, Princess Charlotte, King Charles and Queen Camilla on the Buckingham Palace balcony© Neil Mockford
The event features senior members of the royal family

While the royals always don their finest attire for the occasion, 2024 is especially poignant as they rally in support of Kate and the King. 

Scroll on to see which guests attended the military parade, brimming with grandeur and tradition, in style:

Kate attends Trooping the Colour 2024 with Prince George and Princess Charlotte© Getty

Princess Kate

The Princess of Wales wore a white ensemble adorned with a striped navy and white ribbon detail. She completed her sophisticated look with a Philip Treacy hat, featuring a wide brim and distinctive design. Her outfit was finished with pearl earrings. The choice of pearls carries profound symbolism. According to jewellers Marahlago, "The unique formation process of pearls, where an irritant inside a mollusk shell transforms into a beautiful gemstone, is seen as a symbol of turning something negative into something positive, which is why pearls are often associated with good luck." This symbolism resonates perfectly with Kate's journey, reflecting her ability to transform personal trials into displays of grace and resilience.

The Duchess of Edinburgh in carriage© Getty

Duchess Sophie

Sophie, the Duchess of Edinburgh, was seen in a charming yellow dress. She paired her outfit with a stylish, asymmetrical hat adorned with a delicate netting detail. Her accessories included dangling earrings that added a touch of sophistication. The Duchess' choice of a bright, cheerful colour and minimalist design highlighted her graceful presence during the event, radiating elegance and joy.

Lady Louise Windsor© Getty

Lady Louise

Lady Louise Windsor wore a delicate chiffon dress adorned with soft pastel florals, creating a timeless look. Her dress featured a high neckline and long sleeves, exuding elegance. She paired it with a striking periwinkle hat, embellished with floral accents and feather. Her accessories included pearl drop earrings and a simple necklace.

Princess Charlotte of Wales© Chris Jackson

Princess Charlotte

Princess Charlotte wore an adorable nautical dress, in classic navy blue featuring white trim. The dress had a traditional sailor collar, adding a timeless touch to her look. Her hair was styled neatly, adorned with a charming white bow that perfectly matched her ensemble.

Queen Camilla travels along The Mall to the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade© Jonathan Brady - PA Images

Queen Camilla

Queen Camilla wore a sophisticated mint green coat dress adorned with delicate fray detailing along the edges. She accessorised with a beautiful pearl necklace, matching pearl drop earrings and a brooch. Her elegant ensemble was completed with a coordinating wide-brimmed hat featuring intricate floral appliqués.

Akshata didn't let the rain stand in the way of a great outfit© Yui Mok - PA Images

Akshata Murty

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was joined by his wife Akshata Murty, who wore a stunning floral dress that showcased her elegant and refined style. The dress featured intricate patterns and a modest neckline. She complemented her outfit with a sophisticated pastel pink hat adorned with a asymmetrical bow. The look was polished and graceful, perfectly suited for the event.

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