Ainhoa BarcelonaSee all the best photos from Trooping the Colour 2019, the Queen's official birthday celebration, which was attended by Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cornwall and other senior royals
On Saturday, the royal family were out in full force to celebrate the Queen's official 93rd birthday. Trooping the Colour is held every year and is one of the most exciting events in the royal calendar. Not only does the nation celebrate Her Majesty's big day, but it's a chance for royal watchers to see the youngest members of the family who don't often make public appearances.
Prince Charles, Prince William and Princess Anne participated in the procession on horseback, as they do most years, while the Queen rode in a carriage. The Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridgeshared another carriage, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex also made a loved-up appearance. Meghan made a spectacular return to the spotlight after welcoming their first child, baby Archie.
Let's take a look at the best photos from Trooping the Colour 2019….
Prince William and Kate were spotted arriving at Buckingham Palace just after ten o'clock in the morning, ahead of the start of Trooping. The future King, who was preparing to take part in the procession on horseback, looked smart in his red uniform while mum-of-three Kate was her typically elegant self in a yellow coatdress and matching hat by Philip Treacy hat. The Duchess borrowed a pair of pearl drop earrings from the Queen.
Sisters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie shared one carriage. Beatrice, 30, looked gorgeous in a pink dress with black lace details; the Countess of Wessex wore the same design at Ascot in 2018. Eugenie, meanwhile, wowed in a white and blue dress which she paired with a headband.
Prince Edward's wife the Countess of Wessex was radiant in green.
The Queen's youngest grandchildren, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn, also took part in the carriage procession.
The Queen's children Princess Anne and Prince Andrew on horseback, as well as Prince William.
There was a resounding gasp as a soldier fainted during the ceremony.
The royals watched the incredible troops in action from their carriage.
Prince William, on horseback, saluted during the military procession.
Her Majesty inspected her guards during the ceremony at Horse Guards Parade.
More than 1,400 officers take part as well as 200 horses and over 400 musicians from ten bands.
The royals lined up and waited on the balcony to welcome back the Queen to the palace following the military parade.
Prince Louis made his debut at Trooping the Colour, peering outside the window at Buckingham Palace next to his sister Princess Charlotte.
The Cambridge children looked adorable waving out of the window.
Prince George, five, was also pictured.
Prince Louis made his adorable debut at Trooping, sweetly matching his siblings in white and blue.
Kate doted on her youngest child.
Prince William held Prince Louis for part of the flypast.
The Cambridges, the Prince of Wales and Camilla were among the royals who joined the Queen on the balcony.
The Duchess of Sussex, who had not initially appeared on the balcony to greet the Queen as she returned to the palace, also made up the royal party.
Lady Gabriella Windsor made her first post-wedding appearance on the balcony.
Crowds watched the RAF flypast whizz past Buckingham Palace.
Well-wishers went to the palace in the hope of catching a glimpse of the royals.
Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn arrived in London in a coach, with their children Savannah and Isla Phillips. The family will make an appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony later, to watch the RAF flypast.
Prince and Princess Michael of Kent were also pictured driving to Buckingham Palace in the morning.
Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor joined the celebrations.
Children were spotted peeking out of the windows to watch the celebration from indoors.