"There's an understanding that royals a little bit lower down the pecking order feel excluded by the magnificent seven"
The Duchess of Sussex finally made her Buckingham Palace debut at Trooping the Colour 2018 in a Carolina Herrera skirt suit.
As a newly minted royal Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle has a lot of hurdles to cross as she learns to fit in to the royal lifestyle. Fortunately, her husband, Prince Harry, is there to offer words of advice and encouragement. Sharp eyed Instagram account harry_meghan_updates caught such a moment during yesterday’s celebration.
It’s been a busy year for the British royal family. Between the flurry of royal babies and royal weddings, it’s about time the famous relatives got together for a good old family day out – and Trooping the Colour 2018 is fixing up to be the perfect setting. The annual event is hosted in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II ‘s birthday, where Her Majesty has a chance to inspect her troops before joining the senior members of the royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
Saturday 9 June will play host to the 2018 edition of the Trooping the Colour, an annual pomp and pageantry celebration held in honour of the Queen's official birthday.
Firstly, let’s acknowledge that the Queen’s birthday garb was fantastic. Or you can at least say, if you weren’t such a fan, that it was eye-catching. The internet certainly thought the latter, but not for reasons you might have thought. Think about it - what does that near-blinding green glow remind you of?
Today, the Queen’s official 90th birthday was marked with the traditional ceremonial display: The annual Trooping the Colour parade. The event, which includes over 1,600 soldiers and 300 horses, has been attended by the Queen every year of her reign - except in 1955 when a national rail strike led to the event being cancelled.