The most stylish royal looks from 2018's Trooping the Colour ceremony

Prince George Trooping the Colour 2015

That Kate and Queen trip to Leicester came almost a year after her marriage to Prince William.

Meghan wore an off-the-shoulder Carolina Herrera dress - shoulders are one body part royals usually cover up, especially during the day - for her debut at the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony.

Queen Elizabeth, who recently underwent a successful cataract operation, arrived in an open Ascot Landau carriage to Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall from her home at Buckingham Palace.

REUTERS/Simon Dawson Princess Charlotte waves as she leaves St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle following the wedding of her uncle Prince Harry to Megan Markle Royal wedding Princess Charlotte on the steps of St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Harry and Meghan passed another royal milestone as husband and wife when they joined her in acknowledging the crowds gathered in the Mall following the traditional ceremony to mark her official birthday.

For those unfamiliar, the Trooping of the Colour is the most highly-anticipated event in the royal calendar (well, aside from last month's Royal Wedding, of course) and is steeped in English tradition.

The Duke of Edinburgh, who celebrates his 97th birthday on Sunday, has retired from official public duties and did not attend.

Kate, taking a break from her maternity leave with Prince Louis after his April 23 birth, wore an Alexander McQueen dress with Juliette Botterill fascinator.

Meghan, Harry and the other members of the royal family took their place in Wellington's former office which overlooks the parade ground.

Also riding in the ceremony for the first time was the Duke of York in his new role as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards.

Prince Harry is relegated to a spot in a carriage because he is not a royal colonel. It was not only these two ladies who flaunted blue dresses but the Queen herself on her 92nd birthday celebrations wore a blue dress.

"I'm quite proud and I know that a lot of other people are proud of me as well", he said.

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