Kate Middleton will be in a horse-drawn carriage this morning for Trooping the Color, which marks the first of four days of events for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations
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The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted en route to Buckingham Palace for the Trooping the Color, which kicks off the four-day celebrations of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Kate will join the carriage procession later in the morning and was spotted in a car in a gorgeous cream outfit with a matching hat alongside Prince William.
However, Prince William will not accompany them in the carriage as he will be riding horseback alongside Prince Charles and Princess Anne in the parade from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards Parade.
Other royals traveling to Trooping in the traditional procession of carriages include the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their children Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn.
The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence will also arrive at Horse Guards Parade in a horse-drawn carriage.
Charles, who normally attends the trooping ceremony in his role as Colonel in the Welsh Guards on horseback, will take the salute and inspect the Household Division troops on behalf of the Queen.
After the ceremony, the Queen will receive the salute of the returning Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment from the balcony of Buckingham Palace before later joining the working royals on the balcony to watch the traditional flyby of aircraft.
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William, Kate, George, Charlotte and Louis will be on the balcony alongside other working royals including Charles, Camilla, Anne, Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex.
However, there will be no room for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as balcony appearances will be restricted to those performing royal duties on behalf of the Queen.
Later today, more than 3,000 bonfires will be lit across Britain and the Commonwealth in honor of the Queen, who will lead the lighting of the most important bonfire this evening in a special ceremony at Windsor Castle.
William will be at Buckingham Palace for the event, where a bonfire will also be lit.
Tomorrow there will be no ceremonial trip to the thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral for the Queen who has mobility issues and the monarch, if attending, will use a different entrance rather than climb the steep steps.
And the Queen’s planned visit to Epsom for Saturday’s derby is canceled with members of the Royal Family attending on her behalf.
Saturday is also the first birthday of Harry and Meghan’s daughter Lilibet and there is speculation that the Queen will meet her namesake for the first time and possibly attend her christening.
In the evening, the BBC’s Party at the Palace – on three stages in front of Buckingham Palace – will entertain a live audience of 22,000 and millions of television viewers.
The line-up includes Diana Ross, Queen + Adam Lambert, Alicia Keys, Nile Rodgers, Andrea Bocelli, Duran Duran, Bond composer Hans Zimmer, Ella Eyre, Craig David, Mabel, Elbow and George Ezra.
Charles and William are preparing to deliver public tributes at the concert to the Queen, who will be watching on TV from Windsor.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/kate-middleton-spotted-arriving-buckingham-27128651 Kate Middleton seen arriving at Buckingham Palace ahead of Trooping the Color