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In Pictures: The pomp and pageantry of Trooping the Colour

The ceremony brings together prestigious regiments and the families of the serving men and women to celebrate the Queen’s official birthday.

The Queen is celebrating her official birthday with the Trooping the Colour parade.

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A fox runs onto the Horse Guards Parade, central London, before the Trooping the Colour ceremony (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Royal fans were eager to see the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who married exactly three weeks ago, joining other members of the royal family at the traditional summer spectacle.

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Crowds wait for members of the royal family to leave Buckingham Palace (Yui Mok/PA)

Trooping the Colour is a ceremonial spectacle that brings together prestigious regiments and the families of the serving men and women in celebration of the monarch’s official birthday.

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The crowds are growing (Yui Mok/PA)
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The Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge (Yui Mok/PA)
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Victoria Jones/PA)
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The Duchess of Sussex is enjoying the event for the first time (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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Princess Eugenie leaving Buckingham Palace (Yui Mok/PA)
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Members of 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards (Victoria Jones/PA)
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The Queen ahead of the ceremony (Yui Mok/PA)
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Members of 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards (Victoria Jones/PA)
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The Queen takes her seat for the ceremony (Victoria Jones/PA)
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Putting on a show for the crowds (Victoria Jones/PA)
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Members of the royal family gather on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the ceremony (Yui Mok/PA)
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RAF Red Arrows during a flypast over Buckingham Palace (Victoria Jones/PA)
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A Hurricane (left) and a Spitfire escort a Lancaster Bomber (Victoria Jones/PA)
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RAF Tornados over Buckingham Palace (Victoria Jones/PA)
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More action from the RAF Red Arrows (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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