Today marked an especially unique Trooping of the Colour, not only because it was Prince George‘s first, but also because he wore a family heirloom. The palace informed royal reporters including, Emily Nash, that George’s blue outfit with cream lace was worn by Prince William for his first balcony appearance in 1984.
The Duchess of Cambridge wore Catherine Walker’s Astrid coat dress with Lock & Co’s Marisabel hat, which many a commentator on Twitter had fun with (H/T to @KateMiddStyle and People‘s Simon Perry for the ID).
Wonder if Kate can get Sky Sports on that hat. pic.twitter.com/vtVGKEaB60
— Paul Lang (@rudemrlang) June 13, 2015
George’s curls are adorable! Am sure Kate’s hat has an antenna. https://t.co/kFxx4puglL
— Jaci Burton (@jaciburton) June 13, 2015
It’s fine, because now Catherine has more to talk about with Bea and Eug.
During the carriage procession, Catherine was seated with Prince Harry and the Duchess of Cornwall, while William, Colonel of the Irish Guards, escorted the monarch on his horse.
Meanwhile, THISGUY was enjoying everything about everything and more. “Live for today, my people!” He shouted from behind the Buckingham Palace window.
Trooping the Colour is an annual parade that officially marks the sovereign’s birthday, even thought the Queen’s actual birthday is April 21st. According to the British Monarchy’s site, the ceremony has taken place each year since the 18th century, except in 1955 when there was a railway strike.