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LOOK: Prince George’s priceless expressions during the Queen’s birthday parade

/ 07:53 PM June 21, 2017
British royal family, British monarchy, Prince William, Duchess Catherine, Prince George, Princess Charlotte

Image: Screen grab via Instagram/@kensingtonroyal

Queen Elizabeth II officially celebrated her birthday last June 17, with the annual parade known as “Trooping the Color.”

This is the Queen’s chance to inspect her personal troops which include 1,400 officers, according to The Telegraph.

Today The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and other members of The Royal Family, attended Trooping the Colour – The Queen’s birthday parade in London. This military ceremony dates back to the early eighteenth century or earlier, when the colours (flags) of the battalion were carried ('trooped') down the ranks. From the reign of Edward VII onwards, the Sovereign has taken the salute in person at Trooping the Colour. During her reign, The Queen has attended Trooping the Colour every year except 1955 when it was cancelled because of the National Rail Strike. 📷PA

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The entire royal family was invited and watched the parade from a balcony.

Understandably, it’s a lengthy spectacle, and Prince George wasn’t quite enjoying the way his great grandmother was spending her official birthday:

The Queen celebrates two birthdays, the day she was born and an official one to coincide with Trooping the Color.

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Prince George probably wondered why one wasn’t enough. Meanwhile, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, was watching out for his son’s behavior:

However, the Duke himself can’t blame young George, as he was once in the same position:

George and his sister Princess Charlotte, who is two years old, showed enthusiasm for the flypast, where the Royal Air Force performed an aerial salute.

Fortunately or not, Prince George may be king one day—he is third in line to the throne—and he’ll need to sit through more of these ceremonies. Niña V. Guno/JB

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