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Prince George delights at Trooping the Colour
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Prince George delights at Trooping the Colour

13.06.2015 From our online archive
Britain's Queen Elizabeth on Saturday officially celebrated her 89th birthday with the traditional Trooping the Colour parade in London, which for the first time featured Prince George this year.

(CS) Britain's Queen Elizabeth on Saturday officially celebrated her 89th birthday with the traditional Trooping the Colour parade in London, which for the first time featured Prince George this year.

The Queen rode together with husband Prince Philip, who recently turned 94, to inspect the parade, with Prince Harry spotted in another carriage together with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

The event marked the first public appearance of Catherine since the birth of Princess Charlotte on May 2.

Prince William and Prince Charles rode on horseback during the parade.

While Prince George did not feature in the parade, the toddler joined senior members of the royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, carried by his father, William.

Notably absent from the festivities on Saturday were Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, who represented the British royal family at the wedding of Prince Carl Philip of Sweden to Sofia Hellqvist on June 13.

Despite the Queen's birthday being April 21, it is officially celebrated at Trooping the Colour, which is held the second Saturday in June.