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Trooping the Colour

See the best photos of Trooping the Colour through the years. (PA Images)

Best photos of the Royal Family at Trooping the Colour through the years

In usual circumstances, the Royal Family would be getting together at the weekend for the annual Trooping the Colour parade.

The parade marks the Queen’s official birthday and was due to be held on 13 June this year - but had to be cancelled in its usual form because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Usually, the Queen and senior members of the Royal Family take part in a carriage procession that travels from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guard’s Parade and back again.

They then congregate on the famous Buckingham Palace balcony to watch the RAF fly-past.

But this year, there will be a smaller ceremony in the quadrangle at Windsor Castle, where the Queen and her husband Prince Philip have been in isolation for 11 weeks.

There won’t be any young royals present to steal the show at the event, so no Prince George, Princess Charlotte or their cousins providing some amusing moments.

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In 2018, Savannah Phillips pretended to conduct the music, while promptly putting her hand over cousin George’s mouth to stop him from singing.

The Duchess of Sussex made her debut at Trooping the Colour in 2018 and last year was her first post-pregnancy appearance. It’s believed Harry and Meghan had hoped to come back to the UK for the event this year.

The Duchess of Cambridge attended her first one in 2011 and has been an ever present figure on the balcony alongside her husband William and brother-in-law Prince Harry.

Take a look at some of the best photos of the royals at Trooping the Colour through the years.