Prince George and Princess Charlotte Were the Real Stars of the Palace Flypast

Sun's out, tongue's out.

Is it really a royal event if we don't get a glimpse of Prince George and Princess Charlotte? This morning, Meghan and Harry (opens in new tab) joined Kate Middleton (opens in new tab), Prince William, the Queen, and more members of the royal family for a special Royal Air Force ceremony in honor of its 100th birthday. Meghan stunned in a custom A-line Dior dress (opens in new tab) that resembles her wedding dress, and Kate stuck to her Alexander McQueen roots (opens in new tab) with a pale blue pick.

Although the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's children didn't directly participate in the festivities, they did find a way to make themselves the stars of the flypast through the balcony windows. Blink and you'll miss Charlotte sticking out her tongue (once again (opens in new tab)) for the paparazzi and George, 4, looking anything but bored (opens in new tab) while their nanny and Kate's private secretary stood behind them.

The best part? Charlotte, my three-year-old hero, stuck out her tongue not once, but twice for the crowd. (I don't think I've ever loved her more.) Meanwhile, George is just staring at her in mischievous disbelief.

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It's been a busy week for the royal family, who has already attended several events. (Friendly reminder, it's only Tuesday.) Yesterday, the royals celebrated the christening of Prince Louis (opens in new tab) at St. James' Palace in London. This morning, they attended the Royal Air Force ceremony, and now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have landed in Ireland (opens in new tab) for their first official royal tour.

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