Her Majesty was celebrated on Saturday at the Trooping the Colour parade, an event which has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign for over 260 years. Accompanied by her royal family, including Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince William and Kate Middleton, the queen was driven in a carriage from Buckingham Palace, down Horse Guard's Parade and back, and watched a fly-past of aircrafts by the Royal Air Force from the palace balcony.
The queen, who turned 92 on April 21, looked regal in a vibrant blue look, which she paired with a matching hat. The monarch's husband, Prince Philip, was absent from this year's event, as well as her great-grandson, Prince Louis. Prince William's other children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, meanwhile, were adorably present on the balcony.
The birthday parade brings together over 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians. During the festivities, the queen was also greeted by a royal salute and carried out an inspection of the assembled troops.
First, Her Majesty and the Duchess of Sussex will open the Mersey Gateway Bridge at Catalyst Science Discovery Centre. Additionally, they'll be opening the Storyhouse Theater in Chester, a walled off city in Cheshire, before visiting Chester Town Hall for a lunch.
"Harry gave a tearful speech paying tribute to his own mother missing from the festivities," the source told ET. "He also thanked Meghan’s mother [Doria Ragland] for giving him permission to marry Meghan. He talked about how they made a great team.”
For more on the daytime reception, watch the video below.