Be still our hearts, could Prince George and Princess Charlotte be any more adorable? We think not.
In celebration of her great-grandmother’s official 90th birthday (Queen Elizabeth’s real birthday was April 21 but the country always celebrates in June), Princess Charlotte made her debut this morning on the iconic balcony of Buckingham Palace in London.
Carried out in the arms of her mother, The Duchess of Cambridge, she joined dad, The Duke of Cambridge, big brother Prince George, her grandparents Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall, great-grandparents Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip, uncle Prince Harry, as well as the rest of the British royal family.
The family was out in full force today for The Trooping of Colour, an annual military ceremony that dates back to the early 18th century. The event includes over 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses, 400 musicians, and of course, a royal wave from the family atop the balcony.
Princess Charlotte, now 13 months, wore a light-pink dress with matching shoes, and a precious bow in her hair. At first, she seemed nervous and a bit confused (who wouldn’t be, can you imagine what that looks like from their perspective?!) but she quickly warmed up and even gave the crowd a wave!
This was Prince George’s second appearance on the balcony and so he was much more at ease, smiling and waving to the thousands who had gathered to see him. And according to The Daily Mail, he was even wearing the very same outfit his father wore in 1984 to Prince Harry’s christening.
During the event, the Royal Air Force always flies overhead with what they call the Red Arrow Display — and the royal family, of course, has the best seat in the house. During the display, Princess Charlotte kept her thumb in her mouth while her mom rubbed her leg to comfort her.
But throughout the whole event, Prince George and Princess Charlotte were on their best behavior and seemed to have enjoyed the spectacular sight. (Which is good, because they’re going to be doing it a LOT in the coming years!)More On