'Trooping the color' in London for queen's official birthday

The Queen meets local residents at the scene of the Grenfell Tower fire on June 16 which has claimed at least 30 lives

The Queen meets local residents at the scene of the Grenfell Tower fire on June 16 which has claimed at least 30 lives

Prince George and Princess Charlotte know how to "pop" when it comes to a royal photo op!

The Duchess of Cambridge and her daughter were both pretty in pink; Kate sported a long sleeve cotton candy pink silk, cotton and wool Alexander McQueen skater dress with a paper-bag waist and pleated hem and neckline.

A major security operation was underway in the British capital following the recent terror attacks in London and Manchester.

The Queen marked her official birthday with the pomp and pageantry of the famous ceremony - but also acknowledged the "succession of awful tragedies" in recent weeks.

Some 1,600 soldiers and 244 horses from the Household Division were on parade for Trooping the Colour, which took place in nearby Horse Guards Parade.

Her comments came three days after a Kensington apartment building caught fire, leading to at least 30 deaths, with many more missing.

For today's celebrations, the Queen relayed a powerful message to the nation. This year, however, it is hard to escape a very sombre national mood.

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The Queen and Prince Philip, who for the first time wasn't wearing his military uniform due to his recent retirement, arrived in a horse-drawn carriage shortly after.

With Prince Philip recently announcing his retirement, this may be one of the last events the Duke of Edinburgh will play such a prominent role.

One of them was a throwback picture of Prince Charles, with his sons William and Harry, as they sat in a similar pose with their walking sticks.

Troops parade for the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony in London, Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Footage captured one of the Queen's loyal guards falling unconscious during the parade, causing a pause in proceedings as fellow comrades stretchered him off. It is thought that the weather and their ages contributed to this decision being made.

Several of the Queen's guards collapsed during today's Trooping the Colour ceremony in London in the middle of the Queen's official 91st birthday celebrations.

The Red Arrows fly past as Britain's Royals watch from the balcony of Buckingham Palace, after the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony in London, Saturday, June 17, 2017.

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