Five Guardsmen faint at Trooping the Colour ceremony for Queen's birthday

While everyone looked sharp for the important event, Prince George and Princess Charlotte stole the spotlight (per usual) with their adorable antics.

Once again, Prince George is taking his style cues from the past. Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge, holds Princess Charlotte with Prince William at right and Prince George, foreground, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, after attending the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony in London, Saturday, . The royal tot wore an heirloom piece that his father and grandfather, Prince Charles, had worn when he made his Trooping debut in 2015.

Other photographs show him and his younger sister Princess Charlotte hollering with glee as the red arrows performed hair-raising aerial acrobatics over the mall for the delight of his great-grandmother and the thousands of her subjects that flocked to the Mall to wish her a happy birthday.

With a Jane Taylor hat in the same shade of pink, the Duchess of Cambridge appeared to be wearing an Alexander McQueen pleated hem skater dress, modified to include long sleeves.

THE Queen has praised the country's toughness and generosity of spirit over recent weeks in a message on her official birthday.

Accompanied by the Duke of Cambridge, the Queen visited Grenfell Tower in west London yesterday after the deadly fire claimed the lives of at least 30 people in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

'Today is traditionally a day of celebration. This year, however, it is hard to escape a very somber national mood.

"In recent months, the country has witnessed a succession of awful tragedies".

"As a nation, we continue to reflect and pray for all those who have been directly affected by these events", the Queen continued.

"Put to the test, the United Kingdom has been resolute in the face of adversity".

While this is a joyous occasion for Londoners, the Queen's annual birthday message to her people reminded them, and the rest of the world, that the hardships her country has faced have not been forgotten.

  • Leroy Wright