Cute Princess Charlotte steals the show on Palace balcony at RAF fly-past

Clapping and pointing, Princess Charlotte excitedly looks skywards as the RAF fly-past soars over London as the junior members of the Royal Family steal the show on the Buckingham Palace balcony during Trooping the Colour celebrations.

The Royal Family gathered as part of the event to mark The Queen’s birthday with pomp and fanfare in central London.

It was the first Trooping the Colour and balcony appearance for newlyweds Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, following their Windsor wedding three weeks ago, the last time the extended family were seen.

As is tradition, Charlotte, 3, joined the family on the balcony – with young royals given a booklet to follow the event as the RAF jets approached the Palace.

She was enjoying reading with cousin Savannah Phillips as she clapped excitedly as the planes soared overheard.

"Wow," Charlotte appeared to mouth at one point.






But it soon all become too much for the Princess who suddenly burst into tears and needed a kiss and a cuddle from mum Kate.

Moments later and Charlotte was all smiles again.




Meanwhile, Prince George was silenced by his "sassy" cousin during the celebrations today.

Savannah stole the show as the royal family appeared on the balcony to watch the RAF flypast and acknowledge the crowds.

The playful seven-year-old helped point out the planes to Charlotte in her special book and then showed her cheeky side by pretending to conduct the band performing the National Anthem before putting her hand over George’s mouth as he sang.

The four-year-old prince appeared to giggle as he lent on his fist and watched the parade.

Royal fans delighted at the scene and took to Twitter to praise Princess Anne’s grandaughter.

"So sassy," one viewer said. "They obviously have a really funny and sweet relationship."

Earlier, newlyweds the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who married exactly three weeks ago, joined other members of the royal family at the traditional summer spectacle.

Harry and Meghan looked relaxed and happy as they appeared with members of the monarchy on Buckingham Palace’s balcony to watch the RAF fly-past and acknowledge the crowds.


The Queen, who recently had a successful eye operation to remove a cataract, watched the Trooping ceremony from a dais in Horse Guards and later inspected the lines of guardsmen in their scarlet tunics and bearskins.

Meghan Markle earlier looked pretty in pink as she arrived for the event to celebrate the Queen’s official birthday.

The new Duchess of Sussex, 36, wore her dark hair in loose ringlets as she joined Prince Harry at the traditional summer spectacle.

Meghan experienced the pomp and pageantry of the event for the first time when she arrived on Horse Guards Parade with Harry in a carriage, along with the Queen’s cousin the Duke of Kent.

The couple were greeted by the sight of hundreds of Guardsmen in their scarlet tunics and bearskins lined up on the parade ground – Henry VIII’s former jousting yard – as the event began.

Harry, 33, did not travel on horseback alongside his brother William because he is not a Regimental Colonel.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who married exactly three weeks today, travelled from Buckingham Palace along The Mall to cheers from royal fans gathered in the famous London thoroughfare.

The Duchess of Cornwall and Duchess of Cambridge were in another carriage while a third carried Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, the Countess of Wessex and her daughter Lady Louise.

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