Princess Charlotte on the balcony

Hello and hi. Yesterday, the Queen observed the Trooping the Colour at Horseguards Parade. In brief, Trooping the Colour (pictured above) is a ceremony performed by regiments of the British and Commonwealth armies. It has been a tradition of British infantry regiments since the 17th century-although the roots go back much earlier. On battlefields, a remiment’s colours or flags, were used as rallying points. While that is terribly interesting, and full of pomp and circumstance (which is fab) no one was thinking much about the historical origins or importance of this ceremony. That’s because, all eyes were on Princess Charlotte, who was making her first appearance on the balcony. That little girl is just so cute. It was the first time the public has seen her since she posed with the Queen in April. Our Kate and William keep their kids Charlotte and George pretty much away from the press, which is good. Anyway, here are the pictures of this precious little human being. Enjoy.

First of many: Princess Charlotte, pictured with father Prince William, right, brother Prince George, centre, and mother the Duchess of Cambridge, left, delighted people across the globe when she performed her first royal wave from Buckingham Palace

Up in the air: Prince George, centre, appeared to give the planes a salute while his 'gan-gan', second right, waved at the pilots soaring overhead. Also pictured (from left): Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte, Prince William, Prince Harry and Prince Philip

In the pink: Princess Charlotte, centre, made her balcony debut held by her mother Kate, left, and wearing a beautiful pink dress, while Prince George, right watched the planes eagerly

As you can see, Harry has not shaved that beard of his. My only hope is that he does so…and soon.

We are amused: The Queen, right, appears to find something George has done very funny as Prince William, front centre, bends down to speak to his son and Prince Harry, back centre, looks on

Prince George is adorable!

Trooping the Colour may have impressed the crowds yesterday but it was the open and obvious happiness of the Cambridge family that delighted


As you can see, everyone had a pretty fun day. Except for one guardsman…poor chap. Yikes.

Fainted: One guardsman collapsed during the ceremony in a repeat of the 2013 event when a similar incident occurred 

Stretchered off: The guardsman was carried away by officials for medical attention after likely struggling with the heat in his uniform






  1. Fiona · June 12, 2016

    Prince George not entirely happy all of the time. That poor guard is going to be in it – deep – already is, I suspect. Army is not kind, particularly on days like that.

    • samdfb1 · June 12, 2016

      The poor guard indeed. He will get a right roasting from his mates.

      • Fiona · June 12, 2016

        Not to mention his superiors!

      • samdfb1 · June 12, 2016

        Of course! Did not even consider that-but you are right.

      • Fiona · June 12, 2016

        The Husband served in the army….so did my father…. There’s always a comment when some poor sod lands on his face during a parade…

      • samdfb1 · June 12, 2016

        Ahh ok. Does South Africa have national service-making it mandatory to serve in the army for a couple of years?

      • Fiona · June 12, 2016

        South Africa, since the advent of democracy, does not have democracy. Both my dad & The Husband were conscripted. Neither of them in South Africa.

      • samdfb1 · June 12, 2016

        Wow. Really? Amazing.

  2. Yvonne · June 13, 2016

    Poor guard, “Splat, flat on his face”. I hope he wasn’t hurt by that fall. Little George looks tired.

    • samdfb1 · June 13, 2016

      Very tired indeed. Missed nap time.

  3. Lapaka K · June 23, 2016

    Poor guard 😞😞😞 but can’t stop laughing

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