Lady Louise Windsor borrowed the hat of her mother as she went with her family to Trooping The Colour, which kicked off the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. 

Alexandra, the Queen’s 18-year old granddaughter looked beautiful in her Philip Treacy hat. She paired it with a vivid pink floral dress and matching earrings. Pair of delicate pink earrings rounded out the look. 

Lady Louise traveled in a carriage with her parents, Prince Edward, the Countess and Severn. She then made her entrance on the Buckingham Palace balcony.  

Her mother Sophie complemented the pink outfit perfectly with her pink ensemble. The Countess Of Wessex chose a pink summer gingham dress with matching accessories. 

James looked sophisticated in a black suit while Edward donned a military uniform. 

Lady Louise Windsor was the picture of poise as she joined her parents and younger brother for The Queen's Birthday Parade to kick off the Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Lady Louise Windsor, the perfect example of poise, was there to join her parents and her younger brother at The Queen’s Birthday Parade. This event kicked off The Platinum Jubilee celebrations

The Queen's granddaughter, 18, looked elegant in a pink floral dress as she took her seat alongside Prince Edward, the Countess of Wessex and James, Viscount Severn, 14, for the procession down The Mall

The Queen’s 18-year old granddaughter looked beautiful in a pink floral gown as she was seated with Prince Edward, the Earless and James, Viscount Severn at The Mall.

Sophie Wessex looked  typically elegant in a pink gingham ensemble while Prince Edward wore military dress uniform

Sophie Wessex looked  typically elegant in a pink gingham ensemble while Prince Edward wore military dress uniform

Despite not yet being old enough to be a senior working member of the royal family, Lady Louise was invited to join in the celebrations alongside her parents and brother

Lady Louise, despite not being yet old enough to become a senior member of the royal working class, was invited to the festivities alongside her brother and parents.

Horse Guards Parade at the other end of The Mall. The Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge emerged first, sharing a carriage with George, Charlotte and Louis. They were followed shortly afterwards by the Wessexes, pictured

Horse Guards Parade on the other side of The Mall. First, the Duchess and Duchess Of Cambridge appeared together in a carriage along with George, Charlotte, and Louis. The Wessexes followed them shortly thereafter, as pictured

The Countess of Wessex and Prince William left in the second of three carriages that travelled from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards Parade

Prince William, the Prince of Wales and Countess from Wessex, left Buckingham Palace on the second of three carriages they took to get from Horse Guards Parade to Buckingham Palace.

Lady Louise was invited along with her siblings and parents to celebrate the occasion, even though she is not old enough for senior work. 

The Duke and Duchess were also invited to join their children Prince George (age eight), Princess Charlotte (7), and Prince Louis (4). 

Lady Louise is the second-youngest of Queen’s grandchildren. She has a strong relationship with Her Majesty. They also share a special bond because of their love for carriage driving. 

This teenager is known for her athletic skills at royal events. She was part of a pageant called the Platinum Jubilee Pageant. However, today, she rode in a carriage as part of the royal procession. 

The Royal Family was transported down The Mall by three carriages that left Buckingham Palace’s forecourt. The first carriage carried Kate Middleton, her children and the Duchess Of Cornwall.

The Earl and Countess were following them in glorious sunshine with their son James. Finally, the Duke, Duchess and Duchess, of Gloucester and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence arrived in third carriage.

Lady Louise waved at the crowd as the carriage moved down the road and stated: “Wow, just take a look at this” to her family.

Prince Charles, Prince William, and Princess Anne rode horses in the traditional carriage procession that left Buckingham Palace before Trooping The Colour at the beginning of the festivities. 

Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte joined the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall in a carriage

Prince George, Prince Louis, and Princess Charlotte were accompanied by the Duchess and Duchess Of Cornwall on a carriage

Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte are part of the procession during Trooping the Colour in London today

Today’s Trooping of the Colour is in London, Prince George and Prince Louis are among the participants.

Beaming Kate Middleton was joined by the Duchess of Cornwall and her three children in a carriage for the Queen's birthday parade

For the Queen’s birthday parade, Beaming Kate Middleton was accompanied by the Duchess Of Cornwall and her three kids in a carriage.

Cheers go up from thousands of spectators in The Mall in London as they catch sight of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis with proud parent Kate and the Duchess of Cornwall during Trooping the Colour this morning

Thousands of Londoners cheer as Prince George, Prince Charlotte and Prince Louis are seen with their proud parents Kate and the Duchess Of Cornwall at Trooping The Colour.

The Duchess of Cambridge waves to the public as she arrives on a carriage to attend the Queen's Birthday Parade today

As she rides in a carriage, the Duchess Of Cambridge wave to the crowd as she attends the Queen’s Birthday Parade.

Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte are part of the procession during Trooping the Colour in London today

Today’s Trooping of the Colour is in London, Prince George and Prince Louis are among the participants.

The Duchess of Cornwall rides alongside the Duchess of Cambridge and all three of her children in the first carriage today

In the first carriage, today’s Duchess-of-Cornwall rides with the Duchesss her of Cambridge along with all three of their children.

Charles is taking the salute as the Colour of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards is trooped and inspect the Troops of the Household Division on the monarch's behalf. He is joined by his elder son and sister, with all three on horseback

Charles takes the salute when the Colour of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards trooped to inspect the Troops of the Household Division for the monarch. His elder brother and sister are also present, riding together on horses.

The Duke of Cambridge takes part in the Royal Procession as he leaves Buckingham Palace for Trooping the Colour today

Today, The Duke of Cambridge is part of the Royal Procession when he leaves Buckingham Palace to Trooping for the Colour

Princess Anne, Princess Royal rides horseback during the Trooping the Colour parade in London this morning

Princess Anne, Princess Royal, rides horseback in the Trooping the Colour parade of London’s Horses this morning

The Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall donned a Beulah London Darsha dress teamed with a Juliette Botterill 'Floral Blossom Percher' hat and her Rolex watch as she got ready to watch Trooping The Colour with her husband Mike.

Zara Tindall was the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth. She wore a Beulah London Darsha outfit teamed up with a Juliette Botterill Floral Blossom Percher’ hat, and her Rolex to prepare for Trooping The Colour.

Louis sat in a carriage with his siblings George, Charlotte and Camilla. Kate and Camilla sat next to him. They were all dressed in light blue, navy, white and waved at the crowds. Charlotte once appeared to be pushing Louis down. Princess Camilla squinted into the sun as they left the carriage. 

Kate Middleton stunned in a £3,000 Alexander McQueen blazer dress today. While smiling and waving to the crowds at her 40th birthday, The Duchess was in great spirits. She was seen earlier riding along Prince William, 39. He wore all military uniforms.

Here’s everything you need to know today about Trooping for the Colour in London 

Start the four-day Jubilee Celebration with today’s Queen’s Birthday Parade. This is the full schedule.

  • The procession begins at Buckingham Palace and continues down The Mall to Horse Guards Parade. Members of The Royal Family riding horses or in carriages will join it at approximately 10.30 AM.
  • This event is transformed into the traditional Trooping of the Colour, which marks the official birthday of the monarch for over 260 years.
  • Royal William, Colonel of Regiment, is leading the colour. The 1st Battalion of Irish Guards is trooping the color. It will feature up to 1,450 Officers and Soldiers from the Household Division, who are putting on an impressive display of military Pageantry. They also have 400 Army musicians and around 250 horses.
  • Royal Gun Salute. 12.52 am: 82 rounds at Hyde Park. 12:52pm: 124 rounds in the Tower of London
  • Royals will be flanking the Queen after parade on the Buckingham Palace balconies to see a special 70 aircraft RAF flypast. Prince Andrew and Prince Harry are not allowed to join the line-up. It includes: Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, and The Duchess Of Cornwall. The Duchess and Earl of Cambridge with their children. The Earl and Countessssssssssssssssssssssssssssss of Cambridge and their kids. The Princess Royal, Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence and the Duke and Duchessssssssssssssssssssssssssssss 


Public can watch spectacle from The Mall – lined with 200 soldiers from the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards – or on large screens in nearby St James’s Park, Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh or Bute Park in Cardiff.

The British brand has been a big fan of Her Royal Highness’s designs, especially at her 2011 wedding.

A Philip Treacy hat was added to her ensemble. And she paid sweet tribute to Princess Diana, by wearing her mother in law’s earrings.

Horse Guards, London’s Queen’s Birthday Parade is the official Platinum Jubilee first event. Her Majesty will appear at Buckingham Palace’s Buckingham Palace balcony to watch the RAF flypast at noon.

Today, thousands of people lined The Mall with Union Jack flags, Party Hats and Plastic Tiaras. Some people at the front were armed with camping chairs. These had arrived in the area over the previous few days and the mood was good as the crowd chatted and joked while police kept the line.

The Mall security was then breached by four unidentified intruders. 

Animal Rebellion had two of its protesters, and they were allowed to sit down in the middle the road while the marching band approached. As the marching band approached, officers pulled them away and evaded their complete attention.

This morning, the Irish Guards arrived at Horse Guards Parade first. They were led by Seamus, their Irish Wolfhound mascot. 

As large crowds of people poured into the capital, they witnessed the historical weekend. Police and park officials said that areas were full.

According to the Metropolitan Police, “The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations viewing areas are full.” Please avoid this area to avoid disappointment if you are unable to access the viewing areas.

The Royal Parks said: “Crowds have flocked St James’s Park to Trooping of the Colour, and public viewing areas now full. Do not go to St James’s Park and instead, enjoy the Jubilee Celebrations in other locations.

Meghan Markle (40), Prince Harry, 37 and other senior members of the royal family will join the Wessexes to view the amazing military event from The Major General’s Office, which overlooks the Whitehall Parade Ground. 

All grandchildren and spouses of the Queen are included in this large royal party. The large royal party will include Princess Beatrice with her husband Edo, Princess Eugenie with her husband Jack, Anne’s children Peter Phillips (Zara Tindall) and their families. 

This group doesn’t include the Queen, Prince of Wales or Duke of Cambridge, nor the Princess Royal. Buckingham Palace is where Her Majesty will continue to be, and she will receive the salute of the returning cavalry from the balcony. 

Brigade major James Shaw (centre, top) leads members of the Household Cavalry to Horse Guards Parade this morning

James Shaw, Brigade Major (Top) leading the Household Cavalry and Horse Guards Parade members this morning

People gather along The Mall for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in London this morning

The Mall is packed with people to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in London today

Crowds on The Mall ahead the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade in London this morning

Crowds gathered on The Mall in advance of the Trooping the Colour Ceremony at Horse Guards Parade, London this morning

Prince Andrew was completely cut off from proceedings, and will not be appearing during any portion of the day. 

The parade will end with royals lining the Buckingham Palace balcony, where they can watch a special 70 aircraft RAF flypast. 

Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and the Sussexes will not be invited to this line-up. It is only open to those who are working members of The Royal Family: Prince Andrew, Prince of Wales, and The Duke and Duke of Cambridge, and their children; The Duke and Duke of Cambridge and their kids; The Earl and Countesssssssssssse of Cambridge and their children; The Princess Royal and Admiral Si Timothy Laurence; the Duke and Dukesssssssssss of Kent, and Princess Alexandra 

The nation celebrates Queen’s historical Platinum Jubilee by celebrating it with four days full of joyful celebrations that begin TODAY with Trooping to the Colour and end with a spectacular pageant 

ByMark DuellAnd James Robinson, MailOnline 

As anticipation builds for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, people all over the UK prepare to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70th year as a monarch with a weekend of celebrations that will last four days – beginning today.

A number of events are planned. They include Trooping of the Colour this morning and a Pageant on Sunday celebrating the long-standing monarch of the country. 

As part of the Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday, outdoor parties will take place. The BBC will broadcast a concert from Buckingham Palace on the previous day. Official events today will be Trooping of the Colour, even though celebrations are already underway in certain places.

With the color trooped by 1st Battalion Irish Guards and more than 1,500 soldiers and officers from the Household Division, this display will take place at Horse Guards Parade, London.

It is anticipated that the Queen will delight the crowds when she makes an appearance on Buckingham Palace balcony at the commencement of the celebrations following Trooping to the Colour. She is expected to return on Sunday for the Pageant finale.

The monarch is also hoping to be able attend the service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday, with her wider family including –  it is expected – Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Prince Andrew.

The Queen (96) is expected to also spend some time with the Sussexes. They are carrying their children Archie, Lilibet, and Lilibet from the US. Lilibet will be celebrating her first birthday Saturday.

On Sunday, thousands gather as over 85,000 Big Jubilee lunches are held and parties take place in cities across the country to mark the Queen’s record-breaking 70 years of reign.

Royal Family members will also visit every corner of the UK over the weekend for official engagements – with William and Kate going to Wales; Edward and Sophie travelling to Northern Ireland; and Anne to Scotland. 

MailOnline reviews the program of events for today’s bank holiday weekend. 


Trooping The Colour, 10am-10:30am. Flypast at 1pm.

Official programme of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee starts with Trooping The Colour, a military spectacle that will be held at Buckingham Palace at 10 o’clock on Thursday.

With the color trooped by 1st Battalion Irish Guards and more than 1,500 soldiers and officers from the Household Division, this display will take place at Horse Guards Parade, London.

There will be pomp and pageantry as 400 musicians representing 10 military corps and corps of drummers march in the crowd.

The Royal Family will be traveling from Buckingham Palace down The Mall to The Parade Ground in carriages around 10.30 am, along with Prince of Wales and Duke of Cambridge on horseback.

There are plans to allow the Queen to either briefly visit the troops at the parade ground, from the balcony or with the Duke on the balcony. Or to just flypast with the royal family on the balcony.

It will be her first delegation of salute duty at Trooping by the Queen in 70 years.

Charles, William, and the Dukes of Cornwall will all be present on the balcony at the Flypast, which takes place around 1pm. Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence and Princess Alexandra will also be there

Because the Queen restricted the number of working royals to a certain amount, the Duke of York as well as the Duchess and Duke of Sussex won’t be present.

Her Cambridge great-grandchildren Prince George, Prince Charlotte, and Prince Louis will not be there. However, her youngest grandchildren Lady Louise Windsor, James, Viscount Severn and Prince George of Cambridge, are her Cambridge great-grandchildren.

The Red Arrows, Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and more than 70 other aircraft will perform a 6-minute display.

Platinum Jubilee Beacons available at 9.25 pm

In tribute to her, more than 3000 beacons will be lit across the UK and Commonwealth on Thursday evening.

A network of flame-throwing tributes will be set up throughout the country. There will be beacons at the Tower of London and Windsor Great Park as well as Hillsborough Castle, the Queen’s Estates of Sandringham, Balmoral and other top sites in the UK.

Tonga and Samoa will have the first beacons lit, while the last one is in Belize in Central America.

The principal beacon outside the Palace – a 21-metre tall Tree of Trees sculpture for the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative – will be illuminated by a senior member of the royal family, and images will be projected on to the Palace.


Thanksgiving Service (Beginning at 11AM)

An old service of thanksgiving will be offered at St Paul’s Cathedral, City of London starting Friday 11am.

It will not be necessary to make the ceremonial pilgrimage to the cathedral. The Queen, should she choose to attend, will take a different entry to ease her discomfort than the steep main staircases.

Wider members of the family are expected to be present including possibly Harry, Meghan and Andrew, and the service will be followed by a Guildhall reception for members of the royal family.

Because the Archbishop of Canterbury was positive for Covid-19, he will be unable to attend. Instead of the Archbishop, Stephen Cottrell (Archbishop of York), the service will be given by Stephen Cottrell.

Justin Welby was initially diagnosed with mild pneumonia on Thursday. He was still working, and he developed symptoms this weekend. Justin was then tested for the coronavirus.


Buckingham Palace announced that the Duke and Duchess will be visiting Cardiff Castle in order to see performers and crew from the Platinum Jubilee Celebration Concert, which takes place on the castle grounds later in the afternoon.

William and Kate are invited to attend rehearsals as well as meet with some performers taking part in the festivities, including Owain Wynn and Bonnie Tyler.

Aled Jones, Shan Cothi and other performers will perform at Cardiff Castle. There will also be live music from choirs and orchestras.

The Earl and Countess will perform two engagements on Northern Ireland during the bank holiday weekend. Meanwhile, the Princess Royal with Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence will travel to Edinburgh. 

Epsom Derby (from 4.30pm)

The Epsom Derby will not be attended by the Queen at her Platinum Jubilee Weekend. 

The Sunday Times reports that the 96 year-old monarch prefers to take her time during the milestone celebrations. Her daughter, Princess Royal, represented her instead at the racecourse.

The Queen’s personal highlight during four days of Jubilee celebrations was the Saturday Derby.

A passionate horse breeder and owner, the head of state was to be welcomed on the course by a guard of honor that included up to 40 past and current jockeys.

However, the newspaper stated that it is now more unlikely for the monarch to make the trip to Epsom. But the queen will still be able to run – Just Fine in the final race of the afternoon.

Lilibet celebrates her birthday 

It is the first day of Harry’s and Meghan’s child Lilibet. There are rumors that the little girl could also spend Saturday with his great-grandmother.

They are flying from America with Lili and Archie the older, but the Sussexes.

The first time Harry or Meghan has been photographed with the Windsors since Megxit. It’s also the first time they have seen each other since the Oprah Winfrey controversy in which they accused a senior Royal of racism. 

Party at The Palace (from 7.30pm).

In the evening, the BBC’s Party at the Palace – set on three stages in front of Buckingham Palace – will entertain a live crowd of 22,000 people and a television audience of millions.

This lineup includes Diana Ross and Queen + Adam Lambert as well as Alicia Keys, Nile Rodgers and Andrea Bocelli.

Stars such as Sir David Attenborough and Emma Raducanu will appear on the show, along with Stephen Fry, Stephen Fry, Stephen Fry, and Dame Julie Andrews.

Charles and William will pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II at the concert, which they are currently preparing for. The broadcast from Windsor can be viewed on TV.


Big Jubilee Lunch

Millions are expected to gather with neighbors at street parties and picnics. More than 200,000 Big Jubilee lunches will be held in the UK every Sunday.

Camilla, Patron of The Big Lunch, will be joining Charles for a feast at The Oval cricket grounds in south London. The Earl and Countesss of Wessex, meanwhile, will get to meet those who are creating The Long Table on The Long Walk that leads up to Windsor Castle.

The celebration also coincides with this year’s Thank You Day –  originally set up to pay tribute to those who helped people through the pandemic.

Celebrities Gareth Southgate (Ros Kemp), Prue Leith (Prude Leith) and Ellie Simmonds urged everyone to throw the largest thank-you party possible for the Queen.

Charles and Camilla can view the felt creation created by Lucy Sparrow measuring six metres by six meters. It will include Scotch eggs, Platinum Pudding and fruit platters. Later this year, it will take pride of place at the Grand Entrance to Buckingham Palace.

Members from the local community will join the festivities, as well as 70 volunteers who are Platinum Champions, celebrities ambassadors, and representatives of various charities.

Before cutting the Big Jubilee Dinner cake, the Royal couple will present Platinum Champions with pins and certificates.

There are more than 600 Big Jubilee lunches planned worldwide, from Canada to Brazil to Japan to New Zealand to Japan to South Africa and Switzerland to Switzerland.

Edward and Sophie will be joining Berkshire residents to enjoy a special meal on the Long Walk not far from Windsor Castle.

To celebrate the jubilee, the Long Walk has been reintroduced and referred to as “the Long Table”. These royals will meet with street performers.

Charles and Camilla will be celebrating with Albert Square residents in an EastEnders Special. The BBC soap will show them at a Big Lunch during a June 2 episode.

Annually, The Big Lunch celebrates community connection.

Jubilee pageant (as of 2.30pm).

On June 5, the Jubilee Pageant will take place through London streets.

Set to be watched by up to a billion people across the globe, more than 10,000 people have been involved in staging the £15million procession.

A parade that spans 1.8 miles (or 3km) will include puppet corgis, giant wire busts of Queen Victoria and the Gold State Coach.

Open-top bus tours will be taken by stars such as Courtney Love, Sir Cliff Richard, Courtney Love, and Slade’s Noddy Holder in an all-out tribute to music and culture during the 70 years of Queen Victoria’s reign.

The Mall will be ridden by a peloton consisting of 300 bicycles from the seven decades under her rule. It is led by Sir Chris Hoy, and Sir Jason Kenny, the cycling legend.

Sir Chris, Sir Laura and Sir Jason are Olympic champions. They will join six other ‘hero bikes’ as they race to Buckingham Palace in preparation for completing a 360-degree loop of the Queen Victoria Memorial.

The parade will include 205 vehicles including 11 Morris Minors, 7 Land Rovers, 20 Vintage Minis, one Outspan Orange Mini, and seven James Bond cars.