Meghan Makes a Surprise Appearance at Trooping the Colour! – UPDATED
Other members of the royal family followed in carriages behind, including Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank, making his first appearance at Trooping the Colour.The Earl and Countess of Wessex and their two children, Lady Louise and James Viscount Severn are seen in another.
The Royal Colonels: The Prince of Wales – The Welsh Guards, The Duke of Cambridge – The Irish Guards, The Duke of York – The Grenadier Guards and the Princess Royal of The Blues and Royals follow behind Her Majesty.
This is Prince Andrew’s second year as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, a role previously held by Prince Philip.
Below the color of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. The colors or flags of the battalion are carried or ‘trooped’ down the ranks.
There were more than 1,400 parading soldiers, nearly 300 horses and 400 musicians from The Household Division and The Household Calvary that took part in this year’s celebration.
Half a million steps marched and counting…💂♂️
The entire @Householddiv march past The Queen, and give a Royal Salute along with @KingsTroopRHA and the Massed Bands of the Foot Guards and Mounted Bands of @HCav1660 🎥 @BBCStudiosLive pic.twitter.com/sj5QjEJhrP
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 8, 2019
The Army In London tweeted a video:
— The Army in London (@ArmyInLondon) June 8, 2019
Below, Princess Beatrice, Princess Anne, Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, Harry and Meghan are seen just to the right of Prince Andrew.
The RAF Red Arrows in perfect formation as they pass over Buckingham Palace.
We now take a look at the fashion from this year’s event.
The cape-like piece worn over the dress was removed before Meghan appeared on the balcony to reveal white accents with epaulets.
It has been suggested that the Duchess carried a new clutch by Givenchy, the Mini Pocket Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag in Prussian Blue ($995).
Thanks to UFO No More for their suggestion on the bag identification. We will updated the post with more information if we are able to find better images of Meghan carrying the bag.
Also spotted on the Duchess was a new wedding band. The band appears to be a diamond eternity ring. We’re thinking the ring may have been a traditional one year anniversary gift as the Duchess of Cambridge has an identical ring which she started wearing about a year after
her wedding giving birth to Prince George. We will include photos of the ring if we are able to find any hi-res quality images from our photo agencies.
UPDATE 6/11/19: We have an update on Meghan’s eternity band from People Magazine’s Simon Perry —
The eternity ring, which the new mom wore next to her wedding band and engagement ring, is an anniversary gift from husband Prince Harry, PEOPLE confirms.
We’ll leave you with this cute wave good-bye video from today’s events!
— BBC Studios Events (@BBCStudiosLive) June 8, 2019
- The Household Division’s official Trooping the Colour page is here;
- The Telegraph’s story is here; Town and Country’s story is here
- The Mirror’s story is here; Harper’s Bazaar has a photo gallery here.