In 2019, royal fans wondered why Kate Middleton looked like this while riding in a horse-drawn carriage at Trooping the Color – and apparently it was because of the less-smooth ride
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A ride in a horse-drawn carriage might seem like an extremely glamorous and very regal way of travelling.
But the Duchess of Cambridge was reportedly unwell after enjoying a traditional carriage ride at Trooping the Color in 2019.
Kate sat alongside the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in a carriage as they drove from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards Parade.
And royal fans wondered why she sometimes looked a little colorless and not her normally smiling self.
However, the Mirror revealed that it was actually the carriage ride that made Kate slightly ill due to the swaying movement.
The Queen is also getting seasick – despite having sailed on the Royal Yacht Britannia for 43 years – and has recommended her favorite pills to Kate.
A royal source said at the time: “The truth is the Duchess of Cambridge gets very seasick and doesn’t enjoy the rocking of carriages.
“The worry that she might be ill at an event as important as Trooping the Color added to her stress.”
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Trooping the Color, the Queen’s official birthday parade, returns to London today for the first time in three years.
For the past two years, due to the Covid pandemic, the event has been drastically reduced and held at Windsor Castle.
But it will return this morning to kick-start the four-day Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
Kate will be riding in a carriage again – and royal fans are hoping her children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will be old enough to ride with her this year.
After the parade, the Queen is expected to appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the traditional RAF flypast, where she will be accompanied only by working members of her family and some of her children.
The monarch’s decision to only include royals performing official public duties was made “after careful consideration,” Buckingham Palace said.
That means royals like Harry, Meghan and Prince Andrew won’t be making balcony appearances.
A Palace spokesman said: “After careful consideration, the Queen has decided that this year’s traditional Thursday 2nd balcony appearance of Trooping the Color will be attended by the Queen.”
Joining the Queen on the balcony for trooping are Prince Charles, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.
Also appearing on the historic occasion are Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, as well as the Wessexes’ children, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn.
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