This Saturday, June 17, Queen Camilla dazzled at the Trooping the Colour, and the elegance and style of the British royal women always capture the attention at every official event they attend.
The Trooping the Colour 2023 took on historic importance this year as it was the first to be held without the presence of the revered Queen Elizabeth II and at the same time paying an emotional tribute to Charles III’s first birthday as King.
Queen Camilla at Trooping the Colour 2023
Queen Camilla made a majestic entrance as she arrived in a carriage from Buckingham Palace, traveling along The Mall to Horse Guard’s Parade in St. James’ Park.
Camilla was accompanied by Kate Middleton and her children, George, Charlotte, and little Louis forming a picture of family unity.
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For the momentous occasion, which marked Camilla’s first Trooping the Colour as Queen, the sovereign chose a coat-style dress carefully designed in every detail.
The garment, made of red silk, took inspiration from the tunics worn by the Grenadier Guards, the regiment of the Household Division.
As a newly appointed colonel, Camilla flaunted her rank by wearing epaulets.
To complement her attire, she wore an elegant black hat designed by Philip Treacy, which was a nod to the iconic bearskin hats with feathered plumes worn by the Grenadier Guards.
As the Queen was transported by carriage, her husband, King Charles III, paraded on horseback in honor of her birthday, marking the first time in 37 years that a monarch had participated in this equestrian celebration, as Queen Elizabeth II had opted not to ride in the event since 1986. This gesture added a special touch of meaning and symbolism to the day.
The Trooping the Colour with 26 years of tradition brought together more than 1,500 soldiers, 300 horses, and 400 musicians.
The royal procession made its way along London’s Mall to Horse Guards Parade, where King Charles passed in review. On their return to Buckingham, the whole family went out onto the palace balcony to admire the traditional and emblematic RAF air parade.