Prince William joins Trooping the Colour on horseback

Prince of Wales rode on horseback, joined by Princess Anne and Prince Edward, as royal fans cheered along The Mall.

Pop Culture & Art June 15, 2024

Prince William participated on horseback at this year's Trooping the Colour, joined by Princess Anne and Prince Edward. 

This appearance signals a clear message about the future of the monarchy, with the Prince of Wales taking on an increasingly prominent role in preparation for his eventual ascension to the throne.

King Charles, currently undergoing treatment for cancer, attended the event in a carriage, a change from last year's horseback appearance. 

As Prince William, 41, rode along The Mall, he was met with cheers from thousands of royal fans lining the streets.

Prince William and Kate Middleton, who issued a heartfelt statement last night, attended the event with their three children, Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 9, and Prince Louis, 6. Kate stood by her children as they watched the parade, adding to the royal presence at the event.

Trooping the Colour is an annual event marking the official birthday of the British Sovereign, featuring over 1,400 soldiers, 200 horses, and 400 musicians. The celebration culminates in a Royal Air Force fly-past viewed from the palace balcony, continuing a tradition that dates back to the 17th century.


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