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The Royal Family Celebrates The Queen’s Birthday

The Royal family assembled in London this morning for the Trooping the Colour, a ceremony to honour the Queen’s official birthday.

The palace reports that, although The Queen was born on 21 April, it has long been the tradition to celebrate the Sovereign’s birthday publicly on a day in the summer, when good weather is more likely.

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II traveled from Buckingham Palace to the Horse Guards Parade in central London.

Trooping of the Color Queens Birthday celebration London

A very pregnant Kate Middleton joined Prince Harry and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall in the leading carriage.

Pregnant Catherine Middleton, Camila Parker Bowles, Prince Harry at Trooping of the Color 2013

At the ceremony, Catherine (Kate) Middleton, was joined by her husband Prince William.

Pregnant Catherine Middleton at Trooping of the Color 2013

The event marks the last public appearance Kate will make before she welcomes her first child in July. On Thursday she was in Southampton for the naming of the Royal Princess.

Kate was beautiful in an Alexander McQueen outfit and a gorgeous Jane Corbett hat, which we have seen her wear in the past

More than 1,000 soldiers and horses took part in the parade, which was also attended by thousands of  well-wishers who are selected by ballot in March.

The Royal Family attends Trooping of the color 2013

Not in attendance at the event was the Queen’s husband, Prince Philip, who has been hospitalized following abdominal surgery this week. After the ceremony Queen Elizabeth changed into a lighter blue suit and visited him in the hospital.

Queen Elizabeth Pays A Visist To Her Husband In The Hospital


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Mom of 2 boys and founder of and World Traveled Family. When I'm not running around after my boys, I'm looking for our next vacation spot!

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