Prince George and Princess Charlotte Might Join Kate for Trooping the Colour This Year

It's a big deal.

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(Image credit: Max Mumby/Indigo)

Could this be the year?? The whooooole British royal family usually joins up to celebrate Trooping the Colour, which occurs next weekend. It's a big deal, and leads to lots of great photos and outfits. But this year might be particularly special for Prince George (six) and Princess Charlotte (four)—this might be the year that they're old enough to join mom Kate Middleton in the carriage procession along the Mall. George and Charlotte carriage ride + waving + darling little outfits? Yes please!

For context, this is why there's speculation around this potentially happening, courtesy of HELLO!:

Just in case you want to see that photo (I know you do):

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(Image credit: Anwar Hussein)

There was speculation around whether Meghan Markle, who's officially on maternity leave, would be attending—or at least making an appearance on the balcony, where the royals gather to watch the fly-over. There's no official word, so we'll see.

Here's last year's big group photo:

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(Image credit: Chris Jackson)

And let us never forget THIS photo from last year as well:

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(Image credit: Samir Hussein)

If they do ride in the carriage, George miiiight have to rein in his normally rambunctious self a little bit. But I would love this so so much.

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Katherine J. Igoe

Katherine’s a Boston-based contributor at Marie Claire who covers fashion, culture, and lifestyle—from “Clueless” to Everlane to news about Lizzo. She’s been a freelancer for 11 years and has had roles with Cosmopolitan and Bustle, with bylines in Parents, Seventeen, and elsewhere. It’s “I go to dinner,” not “Her huge ego,” but she responds to both.