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Royal family makes balcony appearance

Royal family makes balcony appearance NEIL MOCKFORD/GC IMAGES

Every royal family member at the Buckingham Palace

June 08, 2019

Staff reporter

The entire royal family gathered together on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on Saturday to celebrate the Queen’s annual birthday celebration.

Queen Elizabeth was joined by Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and new parents Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The royal tradition of the balcony appearance began with Queen Victoria, who decided to greet her subjects from the balcony during the opening celebrations of the Great Exhibition in 1851.

The tradition is carried out each year during the Trooping the Colour celebrations, which is in honor of the Monarch’s official birthday.