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Princess Charlotte star attraction at Queen’s birthday celebrations

Princess Charlotte made her first public appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony on Queen Elizabeth II's birthday celebration.

By: PTI | London | Published: June 12, 2016 8:31:12 am
Princess Charlotte, Queen Elizabeth birthday, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William, Prince George, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Trooping The Colour parade, Buckingham Palace, London, Queen's birthday Queen Elizabeth II, right, with Prince William holding Prince George, centre, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge holding Princess Charlotte, left, on the balcony during the Trooping The Colour parade at Buckingham Palace. (AP Photo)

Princess Charlotte proved to be the star attraction at Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday celebrations in London on Saturday.

The one-year-old baby Royal made her first public appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony in her mother Kate’s arms. Her father Prince William and brother Prince George were by her side as part of the annual tradition where the monarch makes an appearance to view the Royal Air Force (RAF) fly past in her honour.

Both baby royals, third and fourth in line to the British throne, were dressed in pale colours, with George wearing white while Princess Charlotte wore a pale pink dress.

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Earlier, Kate and William joined the Queen and the Royal Family for the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony. The traditional parade was this year celebrating the monarch’s 90th birthday.

They traveled from Buckingham Palace to the Horse Guards in horse-drawn carriages.

See photos | Trooping the colour: Britain celebrates Queen’s 90th birthday at Buckingham Palace

There, the Royal family watched the parades as the Queen inspected her soldiers. Salutes were fired across the UK. In the afternoon, the royal barge Gloriana led a flotilla of about 50 boats in a pageant down the River Thames, carrying figures including five-time Olympic gold rower Sir Steve Redgrave.

Visible in her vibrant ensemble, the Queen smiled and waved to crowds as she was driven with the Duke of Edinburgh in an open-top carriage up the flag-lined Mall.

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