The Princess of Wales was elegantly dressed in green as she attended today’s Trooping the Color celebration.
Kate Middleton, 41, was caught waving to bystanders on her way to the event.
Prince George, nine, Princess Charlotte, eight, and Prince Louis, five, also joined Kate on the balcony of Buckingham Palace alongside King Charles, 74 and Queen Camilla, Prince William and other working royals.
It is the first Trooping the Color to mark the royal family without the late Queen Elizabeth II following her death last September.
Last year marked 70 years since the late Monarch ascended to the throne, but this year heralds a new era for the family, with King Charles at the helm.
The Princess of Wales (pictured, right) wore an all-green ensemble as she attended today’s Trooping the Color celebrations (pictured with Queen Camilla, left)
Kate looked stylish as she joined other senior members of The Firm for the historic event today.
The princess opted for a bold one-tone look, dressed in green from head to toe, representing her role as a colonel of the Irish Guards – a role she took over from her husband late last year.
Kate’s three children were also spotted arriving at the event together, waving enthusiastically to royal fans
Around 70 aircraft from the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force will take part in a flypast for Charles’s first birthday, Trooping the Colour, on Saturday.
However, the extended military flypast may be shortened due to inclement weather.
The King, Queen and other members of the royal family are expected to watch the plane fly over The Mall and Buckingham Palace in six minutes.
Members of the Welsh Guards march during Trooping the Color in central London today – the first Trooping for the new monarch
The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the aircraft will take off from 15 locations across the UK, before meeting in the south east of England and flying through London.
The event will feature a mix of aircraft ranging from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight dating back to the 1940s and the C-130 Hercules on its last ceremonial flight to multiple Typhoon fighter jets and the Envoy IV CC1 making its flypast debut. makes .
At the front of the flypast will be a Juno HT1 piloted by Flight Lieutenant Tom Knapp of 60 Squadron, No 1 Flying Training School based at RAF Shawbury.
The event concludes with a show of red, white and blue from the pilots of the Red Arrows.
Royal fans lined up outside The Mall ahead of the Trooping the Color ceremony during the Horse Guards Parade
Today’s event marked the first Trooping the Color with King Charles as monarch, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II last September
The Ministry of Defense said many of the aircraft taking part in the flypast this year have been involved in operations around the world, including the NATO air policing mission in Eastern Europe and the evacuation of British citizens from Sudan.
Charles will be joined by the Queen and members of the Royal Family on Saturday to watch the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards Troop take their colour.
The annual event of Trooping the Color has marked the official birthday of the sovereign for over 260 years.
More than 60 aircraft from the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force were due to take part in the coronation flypast in May, but ‘unsuitable weather conditions’ forced that plan to be abandoned.
Instead, helicopters from the three services and the Red Arrows took part in the demonstration, which lasted about two and a half minutes.
Images from Royal Navy helicopters showed just how bad the weather was in the skies over London.
What is Trooping the Color?
The Trooping the Color ceremony takes place to celebrate the birthday of the reigning monarch in the UK and has been held every year for 260 years.
This year the screening will take place on Saturday 17 June. It shows the King’s personal troops, the Household Division – which will be on the Horse Guards Parade – and the King himself will be there to salute.
The popular event will draw large crowds, who will be seen waving flags as the parade moves from Buckingham Palace and through The Mall to Horse Guard’s Parade, along with members of the royal family on horseback and in carriages.
There will be approximately 113 command words given by the Parade Commander. The parade route stretches from Buckingham Palace along The Mall to Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall and back again.
At the ceremony, Charles is greeted with a royal salute, before inspecting the troops, who are fully trained and operational soldiers wearing the ceremonial uniform of red tunics and bearskin hats.
After the massed bands perform a musical ‘troop’, the escorted Regimental Color is carried through the ranks.
The Foot Guards and the Household Cavalry march past His Majesty, The King’s Troop and the Royal Horse Artillery. The king will then ride back to Buckingham Palace at the head of his guard before giving his salute at the palace.
His Majesty will then attend a Royal Air Force fly-past with other members of the Royal Family on the balcony of the Palace.
Rain brushed the plane’s windshields as they flew low over the heart of the capital.
The Ministry of Defense said the birthday flypast has been enlarged to pay tribute to the new monarch.
Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Rich Knighton, said: ‘We are very proud to be able to demonstrate our capabilities to our Commander-in-Chief on this historic occasion before His Majesty the King.
“We have planned a fitting and appropriate tribute for our monarch, which should be a true spectacle for the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.”
Air Officer Commanding 1 Group, Air Vice-Marshal Mark Flewin, said: “It is a great honor to be part of His Majesty the King’s birthday celebrations where the flypast is an opportunity for us to demonstrate formation, precision and demonstrate excellence in the air. to our Commander-in-Chief on such a special occasion.’