The Queen's Birthday Parade: Best Photos

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Prince Philip, who turns 97-years-old tomorrow, was absent from today's proceedings but was no doubt watching his son take up the reigns from home. Her Majesty travels by carriage from Buckingham Palace to the Horse Guards Parade across St. James's Park to inspect her personal troops - and the Royal Family always comes out in full force to help her celebrate.

The event was attended by other senior royals including the Queen, Prince Charles and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Her husband, Prince Philip, has retired from royal duties and did not attend.

Bringing Prince Harry's new bride along with her is a "is a really positive sign of favour, encouragement and endorsement by the Queen", Robert Lacey, historical consultant for Netflix's "The Crown", tells People. Queen Elizabeth II already turned 92 years old on her real birthday, April 21.

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On Saturday, Meghan was pictured wearing a pale pink dress with matching hat, while Harry was in military uniform.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who married last month, arrived as part of the carriage procession.

The Queen, who wore a sky blue coat and dress by Stuart Parvin and a hat by Angela Kelly, travelled alone in an Ascot Landau.

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The Trooping of the Colour also marks Prince Harry and Meghan's first public outing since they appeared at Prince Charles' early birthday celebration at Buckingham Palace only three days after exchanging vows at St. George's Chapel in Windsor.

Riding in the ceremony for the first time is the Duke of York in his new role as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards.

The view along the Mall heading back to Buckingham Palace. Here's to hoping Meghan Markle doesn't get too overwhelmed and things work out for the two of them.

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"Both of us have passions for wanting to make change, change for good, and, you know, with lots of young people running around the commonwealth, that's where we'll spend most of our time hopefully", Harry said shortly after the couple's engagement was announced in November.

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