Prince Harry is pictured at Buckingham Palace in a handsome dark suit – having had to give up his military titles and uniform after stepping down as a working Royal.
Harry leaving the limelight meant he was stripped of his royal honors including Honorary Air Commander of RAF Honington in Suffolk and Commodore-in-Chief, Small Ships and Diving, Royal Naval Command.
He also had the role of Captain General of the Royal Marines – handed over to him by his grandfather Prince Philip – which was taken from him as part of the final deal for him and Meghan Markle, 40, to step down as frontline royals.
It means he was unable to wear his military uniform after losing those titles.
Previously, his wife Meghan seemed to playfully silence the young royals when she first appeared at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on a balcony above the Horse Guards Parade.
The Duchess of Sussex was all smiles as she chatted with Savannah and Isla Phillips and Lena and Mia Tindall and seemed popular with the young royals.
Harry and Meghan’s anniversary performance marks their first official engagement in over two years. They are expected to bring three-year-old Archie and Lilibet, almost one, to the public family reunion, although the children have not yet been spotted.
Prince Harry and Megan Markle at Trooping The Color to mark the Queen’s historic platinum anniversary celebrations
The Queen, Prince Andrew, Meghan the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry stand on a balcony to watch a flypast of Royal Air Force aircraft flying over Buckingham Palace in London, Tuesday 10 July 2018
Meghan Markle appeared to silence the royal children when she appeared on a balcony with Savannah and Isla Phillips and Lena and Mia Tindall
Harry and Meghan’s anniversary performance marks their first official engagement in over two years. They are expected to bring three-year-old Archie and Lilibet, almost a year old
The Duchess of Sussex smiled as she chatted with Savannah and Isla Phillips and Lena and Mia Tindall and seemed popular with the young royals
The Duchess of Cambridge intervenes as Princess Charlotte plays with Mia Tindall as they watch Trooping the Color from a balcony
Lilibet has never been introduced to her royal relatives, while Archie hasn’t been to the UK since he was six months old. But there is no invitation to the embarrassed Prince Andrew, not even privately after his fall from grace.
Her appearance came after Princes George and Louis were spotted taking a look at The Mall. They were joined by sister Charlotte and Kate, Camilla and Sophie Wessex also appeared on the balcony.
Louis was spotted waving to Prince William and Prince Charles as the parade took place. Meanwhile, Princess Beatrice seemed to point out something to the Cambridge kids as they watched Trooping the Colour.
At one point, Princess Charlotte appeared to have been told by Mother Kate as the young royal played with Mia Tindall.
George was dressed for the occasion in a navy suit, white shirt and blue tie, while Louis wore a white and navy top in a sailor style, echoing an outfit his father wore at the 1985 Trooping event. .
Charlotte’s hair was loose, dressed in two fine braids tied with a blue ribbon, and she wore a cornflower dress. She peered out the central window at the Horse Guards Parade as Louis pointed to the ceremony.
Prince Louis salutes as he watches Trooping the Color with Princess Charlotte on a balcony at Horseguards Parade
Princess Beatrice points out something to Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince Louis as they watch Trooping the Color
Louis was spotted waving to Prince William and Prince Charles as the parade took place. With mother Kate in the background
Kate, Camilla and Sophie Wessex all appeared on the balcony in front of the official overpass, although there was no sign of Harry and Meghan
They arrived at Horse Guards Parade in a carriage with their mother and grandmother. The Duchess of Cambridge wore a white Alexander McQueen coat dress and a Philip Treacy hat. Riding horses included the Prince of Wales on George, the Duke of Cambridge on Derby and the Princess Royal on Sir John.
The Prince of Wales preceded the Duke of Cambridge and the Princess Royal as they rode diagonally across the forecourt and under the Horse Guards arches. Charles wore his scarlet Colonel of the Welsh Guards uniform and green thistle sash on a horse named George. William rode Derby in his Irish Guards uniform and Anne on a horse named Sir John in her Colonel of the Blues and Royals uniform as part of the colorful parade.
Royal superfans donned Union flag clothes, flags and hats as they lined The Mall between Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square – where large crowds also gathered – to watch the Queen’s historic birthday parade begin.
Groups were spotted drinking glasses of champagne and started singing God Save the Queen as early as 8 a.m. today – waking up the hardcore fans who had slept in chairs, tents and even on the sidewalk at night to an excellent to make room for today’s celebrations.
Some had even flown in from Australia, Canada and the United States especially for the historic event, while others came from European countries, including Germany and Italy, to soak up the momentum.
The sun was shining and ghosts were high among the crowd as members of the public chatted and joked with the police enforcing the perimeter. Several handmade signs hung over the barriers, with one simply saying ‘thank you’.
Crowds were packed eight rows deep as they clambered to the celebrations, desperately trying to get a picture of the royal action on their phones.
As the pomp got underway, the crowds cheered and clapped loudly as troops in bright red uniforms and bearskin hats made their way through The Mall towards Horse Guard Parade.
And an even bigger cheer erupted as the royals passed through The Mall in carriages, the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla, and a radiant Duchess of Cambridge, Kate, led by her three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
They were followed by Prince Edward, the Countess of Wessex and their children Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn, 14, and then Princess Anne, the Princess Royal and Prince Charles on horseback.