Trooping the Colour has had so many fun and sweet moments so choosing a favourite was tricky! After all, the event has a lengthy history and has been filled with debuts, milestones and cute, unexpected photos. The annual event brings together many members of the Royal Family for the Queen's official birthday celebration.
We asked HELLO! Canada readers to pick their favourite Trooping the Colour moment from a few standout years and the results are in!
Your favourite moment was when Prince Louis's debut at Trooping the Colour in 2019. The entire Cambridge family was photographed on the balcony of Buckingham Palace at the event. Duchess Kate and Prince William posed with Prince George and Princess Charlotte and the duke held their youngest son in his arms! It was a touching moment, and it earned nearly 27 per cent of the votes.
The Queen’s 90th birthday year in 2016 was filled with many milestone moments, including Trooping the Colour on June 11. The event earned nearly 21 per cent of all reader votes. It was a doubly exciting time because it was also when Charlotte appeared on the balcony for the first time. The Duchess of Cambridge held her baby girl in her arms. Charlotte and big brother George were fascinated by the flypast.
In third place, readers picked Duchess Meghan attending Trooping the Colour for the first time in 2018. She and Prince Harry tied the knot just days before, so royal watchers were delighted to see the newlyweds in one of their first appearances as a married couple at Trooping the Colour.
You also loved William's sweet carriage ride with Diana and the Queen Mother in 1987. It came fourth, with just over 11 per cent of the vote.
The Queen's first Trooping the Colour as monarch in 1953 ranked fifth, with just over 7 per cent of the votes.
Kate's debut in 2011 took nearly 6 per cent of the votes, while the Queen Mother's final appearance in 2001 took just over 5 per cent of the votes and George watching with nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo in 2015 garnered nearly 4 per cent of votes.
Rounding out the poll were the Queen's early appearance in 1933 (just over 2 per cent of the vote) and Diana's appearance while pregnant with William in 1982, Harry attending as a baby in 1985 and Prince Charles's carriage ride in 1951, which all took about 1 per cent of the votes.
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