In 2020, Trooping the Colour will look like no other event before it, as the country continues to grapple with the impact of coronavirus.The Queen looks to be the only member of the Royal Family who will enjoy a miniature version of the ceremony, done by the battalion stationed with her at Windsor Castle where she is isolating with her husband Prince Philip.The huge change means there won’t be a chance to see the royals in their best outfits to celebrate the pomp and pageantry - and no balcony photos as they watch an RAF flypast. Instead, we will have to look back at the photos of years gone by as we reminisce about the best outfits - from the Duchess of Cambridge’s double-breasted Alexander McQueen coat with a black hat in 2011, to Meghan Markle's navy Givenchy outfit in 2019 as she make a maternity break appearance. But what Kate and Meghan have worn to this annual event is by no means the only outfits worth talking about.From the Queen’s ‘green screen’ outfit to Princess Diana’s iconic baby blue smocked look she wore while pregnant with Prince Harry in 1984, see how many of these royal get-ups you recall…
In usual circumstances, the Royal Family would be getting together at the weekend for the annual Trooping the Colour parade.The parade marks the Queen’s official birthday and was due to be held on 13 June this year - but had to be cancelled in its usual form because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Usually, the Queen and senior members of the Royal Family take part in a carriage procession that travels from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guard’s Parade and back again.They then congregate on the famous Buckingham Palace balcony to watch the RAF fly-past.But this year, there will be a smaller ceremony in the quadrangle at Windsor Castle, where the Queen and her husband Prince Philip have been in isolation for 11 weeks.There won’t be any young royals present to steal the show at the event, so no Prince George, Princess Charlotte or their cousins providing some amusing moments.Read more: Queen's mini Trooping the Colour revealed as official birthday marked in lockdownIn 2018, Savannah Phillips pretended to conduct the music, while promptly putting her hand over cousin George’s mouth to stop him from singing.The Duchess of Sussex made her debut at Trooping the Colour in 2018 and last year was her first post-pregnancy appearance. It’s believed Harry and Meghan had hoped to come back to the UK for the event this year.The Duchess of Cambridge attended her first one in 2011 and has been an ever present figure on the balcony alongside her husband William and brother-in-law Prince Harry.Take a look at some of the best photos of the royals at Trooping the Colour through the years.
It was a Cambridge baby hat trick at their great grandmother's birthday parade. From Town & Country
The Duchess of Sussex took a break from maternity leave on Saturday morning to attend the Queen's Birthday Parade, also known as Trooping the Colour. Looking absolutely gorgeous in a bespoke navy design from Givenchy, with a hat, peacock blue clutch, and emerald-cut earrings. We've not seen this outfit before, and we also spotted something else we've never seen her wear - a third ring nestled on her wedding ring finger. Could this be a push present from husband, Prince Harry?The delicate pave-set band is sitting alongside her engagement and wedding rings - the perfect place for a ring from her beloved to celebrate the birth of their first child.RELATED: All the best photos from Trooping the Colour 2019A push present, sometimes referred to as a push gift, is a present gifted by a partner to the mother of their child and typically comes in the form of a ring, necklace or bracelet. Typically, it is given after birth but can be given before and reportedly has been even been known to be presented in the delivery room. Most popular in the United States, thanks to a slew of American celebrities who've shown off their birthing gifts, in recent years people in the United Kingdom have begun to adopt the ritual however some argue they don't like the way it 'materialises' birth.RELATED: Duchess Meghan stuns in navy as she surprises at Trooping the ColourMeghan is the first member of the royal family who looks to have received a push present from her husband. It's not actually known whether the Duke of Cambridge gave his wife Kate them after the birth of Prince George or Princess Charlotte or Louis.One thing we do know for sure, however, HELLO HQ is certainly jealous of Meghan's latest accessory - push present or not.
The 250-year old ceremony is taking place today in honor of the Queen's birthday celebration.From Town & Country
"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.
The Duchess of Sussex demonstrates her sartorial prowess in a blush pink skirt suit.