Red, white and blue-tiful! Royal Family wear colours of the British flag for the first day of Platinum Jubilee weekend celebrations as Kate stuns in Alexander McQueen, Zara dons scarlet, and Queen and Camille opt for blue
- Royal family follow the red, white and blue colour theme of the day in their outfits
- The Queen made an appearance in the morning in blue and has chosen blue for her balcony appearance also
- Camilla was in Bruce Oldfield striped blue, Kate chose a £3,000 white recycled Alexander McQueen dress
- Zara Tindall stunned in a scarlet red Beulah London dress teamed with a red hat
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The Royal family have delighted fans with their red, white and blue themed outfits for today’s first celebrations of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
While the Queen chose blue, the Duchess of Cambridge looked stunning in white, while Camilla and little Charlotte chose blue, with Zara topping the theme in bright red.
Camilla, 74, was in her favourite Bruce Oldfield striped blue outfit, pearl necklace and earrings and a blue Philip Treacy hat. Kate, 40, chose a £3,000 recycled Alexander McQueen dress paired with a Philip Treacy hat and Princess Diana’s earrings. And Zara, 41, stunned in a scarlet Beulah London dress and floral hat.
Children George, Charlotte and Louis were also in theme. George was suited in a deep blue and a matching blue tie, Louis was dressed in a white sailor suit, and Charlotte looking adorable in a blue dress.
The Queen and the rest of the family have delighted fans with their red, white and blue themed outfits for today’s first celebrations of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations
White and blue! George, Charlotte and Louis were also in theme. George was suited in a deep navy blue and a matching blue tie, Louis was dressed in a white and navy blue sailor suit, and Charlotte looked adorable in a blue dress
Blue! Camilla, 74, was in her favourite Bruce Oldfield striped blue outfit, pearl necklace and earrings and a blue Philip Treacy hat
Red! Zara stunned in a scarlet Beulah London dress and floral hat. This morning Zara and her husband Mike stopped by The Stafford, London, to support Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity GOSH (the Queen is the patron of the hospital)
White! Kate chose a £3,000 recycled Alexander McQueen dress paired with a Philip Treacy hat and Princess Diana’s earrings
The Queen left Windsor Castle this morning, also in blue, as she headed to Buckingham Palace to take part in her Platinum Jubilee celebrations with other Royal Family members as tens of thousands of people packed London’s streets.
The Duchess of Cambridge and her three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis waved for cheering crowds at Trooping the Colour today before the Queen’s arrival, as they began the celebrations in style.
Three carriages left the forecourt of Buckingham Palace carrying members of the Royal Family down The Mall this morning, with the Duchess of Cornwall riding alongside Kate Middleton and her children in the first carriage.
They were followed in the glorious sunshine by the Earl and Countess of Wessex with their son James, Viscount Severn, and finally the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence in the third carriage.
Prince William and Princess Anne during Trooping The Colour in London this morning
Prince Charles, Prince William and Princess Anne on horseback for Trooping The Colour in London this morning
Louis sat between his older siblings George and Charlotte in a carriage, with Kate and Camilla sat opposite. The children, who were dressed in a light blue, navy and white colour scheme, waved to the crowds – and at one point Charlotte appeared to push Louis’s hand down, while the Princess squinted in the sunshine as the carriage left.
Prince Charles, Prince William and Princess Anne rode on horses during the traditional carriage procession which left Buckingham Palace ahead of Trooping the Colour, also known as the Birthday Parade, at the start of festivities.
As Kate, Camilla and the children left in their carriage, a riding groom had an issue with her horse which refused to move. The carriage had to swerve to avoid the animal which was eventually persuaded to join the procession.
Camilla, Kate and George look on from their carriage this morning as they travel from Buckingham Palace to Trooping the Colour parade
The Duchess looked graceful and relaxed as she chatted with the Duchess of Cambridge and her children in the carriage
The Duchess of Cambridge waves to the public as she arrives on a carriage to attend the Queen’s Birthday Parade today
The Cambridge children bowed their heads when the national anthem was played on their arrival into Horse Guards Parade. George was dressed in a navy suit, white shirt and blue tie for the occasion, while Louis was wearing a sailor-style white and navy top echoing an outfit worn by his father at the 1985 Trooping event.
Charlotte’s hair was down, dressed up with two fine plaits fastened with a blue ribbon, and she wore a cornflower dress. She peered out of the central window at Horse Guards Parade as Louis pointed out towards the ceremony.
They arrived at Horse Guards Parade alongside their mother and grandmother in a carriage. The Duchess of Cambridge was wearing a white coat dress by Alexander McQueen and a hat by Philip Treacy. Riding horses were the Prince of Wales on George, the Duke of Cambridge on Derby and the Princess Royal on Sir John.
The Prince of Wales went ahead of the Duke of Cambridge and the Princess Royal as they rode diagonally across the forecourt and under the arches of Horse Guards. Charles wore his scarlet Colonel of the Welsh Guards uniform and green thistle sash riding a horse named George. William rode on Derby in his Irish Guards uniform and Anne on a horse named Sir John in her Colonel of the Blues and Royals uniform as part of the colourful parade.
It comes as Prince Harry and Meghan are set to join senior royals at an official engagement for the first time in more than two years. The Sussexes are also set to bring along three-year-old Archie and Lilibet, nearly one, for the public family reunion – and the children are likely to meet their cousins George, Charlotte and Louis at last.
Lilibet has never been introduced to her royal relatives, while Archie has not been in the UK since he was six months old. But there is no invitation for shamed Prince Andrew even in a private capacity after his fall from grace.
The Queen’s Birthday Parade at Horse Guards in London is the first official Platinum Jubilee event of the bank holiday weekend, with Her Majesty set to appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony for the RAF flypast at 1pm.
The Kings Troop of the Royal Horse Artillery ride down The Mall on their way to fire the ceremonial gun in London today
The Earl and Countess of Wessex with their children Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn in London this morning
Thousands of people draped in Union Jack flags, party hats and plastic tiaras lined The Mall in the warm sunshine today. Some of those at the front brought camping chairs, having arrived over the past few days to get the best spot, and spirits were high as members of the public chatted and joked with police maintaining the perimeter.
However, police then swooped on four intruders tried to smash through security on The Mall. Two of the protesters – who were from Animal Rebellion – were able to sit in the middle of the road as the marching band approached. Officers hauled them out of the way as the musicians walked by them, avoiding them completely.
The Irish Guards were among the first to arrive at a march at Horse Guards Parade this morning in front of the sitting crowds in the bright sunshine, led by their mascot, an Irish Wolfhound called Seamus. And as huge crowds descended on the capital to witness the historic weekend, police and park authorities said the areas were full.
The Metropolitan Police said: ‘The viewing areas in central London for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations are now full. To avoid the disappointment of not being able to enter the viewing areas please avoid the area.’
And the Royal Parks added: ‘Crowds have flocked to St James’s Park for Trooping the Colour and public viewing areas are now at full capacity. Please do not head to St James’s Park but enjoy the Jubilee celebrations elsewhere.’
Meanwhile the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said in a tweet on their official account this morning: ‘We’re looking forward to celebrating and seeing how you’re joining us in marking this #PlatinumJubilee weekend.’
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