Large crowds have gathered in London for the annual Trooping the Colour to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s 92nd birthday.
British Royal Air Force Red Arrows pilots performed a fly-past and hundreds of soldiers marched to Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall.
Joining the Queen to watch the event were other senior Royals, including Prince Charles and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The Duchess of Cornwall, the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex watched the ceremony from the balcony of Buckingham Palace. (PA via AP: Yui Mok)
It was the first time Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, now known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, attended the Queen’s birthday celebrations together.
The Queen — who, until recent years, would attend on a horse — and the newlyweds arrived in open-top carriages at the event that has marked the sovereign’s official birthday for more than 260 years.
Prince Philip, who retired from public duties last year, did not attend the ceremony that involves more than 1,400 soldiers, 400 musicians and 200 horses.
Approximately 7,500 people joined the Queen to watch the soldiers parade. (AP: Frank Augstein)
Members of the Royal family gathered on Buckingham Palace’s front balcony to watch the Red Arrows fly by following the marching ceremony.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were the centre of attention at the Trooping the Colour ceremony. (AP: Frank Augstein)
As the aerobatic display team released plumes of red, white and blue smoke over the crowd, the Queen’s great-grandchildren waved wildly.
Great-granddaughter Savannah Phillips even covered Prince George’s mouth with her hand.
The Queen, whose real birthday is on April 21, looked vigorous as she keenly observed the event, smiling at both the jets and the children.
She celebrates her official birthday on the second Saturday in June.