Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Had Their First Balcony Moment at Trooping the Colour

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Had Their First Balcony Moment at Trooping the Colour

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Towards the end of the Queen's annual birthday festivities, known as Trooping the Colour (opens in new tab), the immediate royal family members gather on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to greet the crowd. These iconic balcony moments have brought us Prince George's best faces, Princess Charlotte's sweet indifference, and some of Princess Beatrice's wildest hats (opens in new tab).

Since Harry and Meghan had their wedding at St. George's Chapel in Windsor, the world missed out on the classic royal wedding balcony kiss that took place at Kate and Will's wedding (opens in new tab) and Charles and Diana's. (It's fine, their chapel kiss surrounded by gorgeous flowers will do (opens in new tab).) The new royal spouses have to keep the PDA to a minimum during the balcony moment for Trooping the Colour, but at least their presence makes for a pretty epic photo-op (opens in new tab).

Prince Harry Meghan Markle Trooping of the Colour

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White, Event, Ceremony, Fashion accessory, Tradition, Costume, Wedding,

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See for yourself below how this year's gathering compares to previous years.

2018

Social group, Event, Community, Team, Ceremony,

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2017

Event, Community, Ceremony, Team, Monarchy, Family,

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2016

Event, Team, Tradition, Ceremony, Festival,

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2015

Event, Monarchy, Tradition, Pope,

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2012

Event, Monarchy, Uniform, Prince, Ceremony,

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2010

Event, Community, Team, Ceremony,

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2005

Event, Ceremony, Monarchy, Pope, Official,

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1992

Event, Performance, Tradition, Art,

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1989

People, Event, Headgear, Fun, Hat, Performance, Fashion accessory, Smile, Tourism,

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1988

People, Child, Headgear, Vacation, Costume,

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1987

People, Coat, Trousers, Event, Hat, Outerwear, Formal wear, Suit, Fashion accessory, Teal,

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1986

Event, Flag, Child,

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1983

People, Social group, Event, Team, Fun, Performance, Musical,

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1982

Event, Team, Tradition, Performance, Ceremony,

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