Princess Charlotte Took A Tumble On Royal Balcony But Recovered Like A Boss

Princess Charlotte Royal BalconyGetty

Princess Charlotte had a tumble on the royal balcony during Trooping the Colour, but recovered like a boss – with a bit of help from her mum.

While standing on the balcony at Buckingham Palace on Saturday (June 9), along with the rest of her relatives, the three-year-old appeared to slip.

Visibly upset, her mum Kate Middleton was on hand to make it all better, and Charlotte soon cheered up.

The royal children all seemed to be in good spirits – falling over aside.

And Prince George was the talk of the day as well after being shushed by his cousin, Savannah Phillips, who quite frankly, stole the show.

The Trooping the Colour parade in London is to mark the Queen’s 92nd birthday.

Prince Philip, who turns 97 on Sunday, retired from royal duties last year and wasn’t present at the military parade.

Wearing a bespoke pink Carolina Herrera design, actor-turned-Duchess Meghan Markle wowed the crowds, looking absolutely wonderful, as always.

Fans were quick to post to social media, commenting on how ‘glam’ and ‘dazzling’ she looks:

The newest member of the Royal Family has everybody talking about her style, but she was in a rule-breaking dress, alongside her husband, Prince Harry.

She overlooked one Royal fashion rule: exposing her shoulders.

Fashion tradition usually dictates that Royal women do not wear off-shoulder or other more revealing styles, reports The Sun.

Regardless, I’m sure it was all pre-approved and she looked absolutely beautiful.

Another talking point today was one of the guardsmen.

Among the soldiers taking part is Guardsman Charanpreet Singh Lall, a 22-year-old Sikh from Leicester, who’ll become the first soldier to wear a turban in the parade’s history.

Guardsman Charanpreet Singh LallPA

Traditionally, there was only one rank in the British Army who were allowed to adorn beards while on military parade.

The Pioneer Sergeant has existed since the 1700s and the tradition began when every British infantry company had one ‘pioneer’ who would march in front of the regiment.

According to Forces Network, the pioneer sergeant also acted as the blacksmith for the unit, and as a result, he was allowed a beard to protect his face from the heat of the forge.

Speaking prior to the event, Charanpreet told the BBC:

I’m quite proud and I know that a lot of other people are proud of me as well.

For myself, being the first turban-wearing Sikh to troop the colour and to be part of the escort it is a really high honour for myself, and hopefully for everyone else as well.

My mum was crying on the day I passed out so I wonder what is going to happen to her when she sees me in this.

And a quick fact for you before I finish…

Trooping the Colour originated from the preparations for battle when colours, or flags, were carried, or ‘trooped’, down the ranks.

Also making history is a Guards veteran whose final Trooping the Colour parade marks the end of a four decade Army career.

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