Kate is Back for Trooping the Colour!

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On her first public engagement since the birth of Princess Charlotte (May 2, 2015), Kate attended the traditional ceremony of Trooping the Colour in honor of the Queen’s official birthday.

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More than a thousand soldiers took part in the ceremony that included Prince William who rode on horseback in the processional alongside his father Prince Charles.

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Crowds cheered as a barouche carriage (a type of landau that became fashionable during the Victorian period) carrying Kate, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, and Prince Harry left Buckingham Palace.

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But it was George who attracted all the attention.  He was seen with his nanny (Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo) from a balcony window giggling away in delight and sticking out his tongue.

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Following the parade, Prince Andrew, Kate, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice were pictured on the balcony of Buckingham Palace awaiting the arrival of Prince William, Prince George, the Queen and Prince Philip.

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Once the Queen took the salute of the Horse Guards, she headed back to Buckingham Palace and gathered on the balcony with the rest of the Royal Family to watch the traditional RAF fly past.

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Prince George stole the show on his balcony debut in the same sky blue shirt with white frills and matching shorts outfit William wore for his first appearance in 1984. The little royal waved to the crowds as he was held by his dad the Duke of Cambridge.

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Kate looked elegant in a silk dupioni, ice blue and ivory patterned ‘Astrid’ coat dress by Catherine Walker. The coat dress features three-quarter length sleeves, a contemporary pencil line, fabric-covered buttons, and a neat rounded collar.

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Her hat is handcrafted by Sylvia Fletcher at Lock & Co. The disc shaped ‘Marisabel’ hat in blond (£895) has been sculpted using sinamay and then finished with a curled feather in a matching tone.

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Completing her look, the Duchess wore her aquamarine and diamond drop earrings (still UFO).

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The picture of Prince George sticking out his tongue reminds us of Prince Harry during Trooping the Colour in 1989.

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