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Prince Louis makes an adorable debut: All the best moments from Trooping the Colour 2019

We can't get enough of those chubby cheeks!

Each year Trooping the Colour brings us one of the biggest annual royal events of the year as the Queen and the royal family step out to celebrate the monarch's official birthday.
Every year thousands of spectators and royal fans line the streets of London to watch the impressive parade, wish the Queen a very happy birthday and of course, catch a glimpse of the royals on the balcony of Buckingham Palace – and this year was no different!
The celebration which took place on Saturday afternoon was a show of pomp and colour, and making a stunning entrance, the Duchess of Cambridge rode in an open carriage to the Palace alongside Duchess Camilla, Prince Harry and none other than Duchess Meghan!
The celebration marked the first time we've seen Duchess Meghan since she gave birth to Archie in May. (Image: Getty)
Meghan's appearance at the parade marks the first time we've seen her since baby Archie's debut to the world on May 8, two days after she gave birth.
Meghan looked radiant with her hair styled into a side bun and wearing a gorgeous navy dress by Clare Waight Keller, who is none other than her wedding dress designer and it seemed like Kate had a similar idea, also opting for her wedding dress label, Alexander McQueen, for her outfit of choice.
The lady of the hour! The Queen looked regal for her birthday parade. (Image: Getty)
Her Majesty looked every part the queen she is, making a dazzling appearance in a regal carriage, accompanied by Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince Andrew, Princess Anne and the Duke of Kent on horseback, who are all Royal Colonels.
The Royal Colonels: Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince Andrew, Princess Anne and the Duke of Kent. (Image: Getty)
Besides the dazzling display of the parade, there's something else Trooping the Colour is known for: the public debut of young royals!
Indeed, over the years many royal children have made their public debuts on the balcony of Buckingham Palace at the annual celebration – most recently the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's children, Prince George, 5, and Princess Charlotte, 4 – and this year the youngest Cambridge made his, and from the looks of it he absolutely loved it!
The Cambridge's made their public debut as a family of five for the special occasion. (Image: Getty)
And if you thought Prince George and Princess Charlotte had perfected their royal waves from a young age, Prince Louis is fierce competition, enthusiastically waving at the crowds and the helicopters and planes overhead and clapping in delight.
While it had never been confirmed whether Prince Louis would be in attendance, all signs had pointed to a resounding yes – and his appearance certainly did not disappoint!
Prince Louis waves enthusiastically to the planes overhead. (Image: Getty)
He wasn't the only new royal in attendance however, Princess Eugenie's husband Jack Brooksbank, who she wed in October last year, made his balcony appearance along with Lady Gabriella Windsor's husband Thomas Kingston, who became a member of the royal family just last month.
While the Queen was in fact born on April 23 (she celebrated her 93rd birthday this year), it's customary for the British monarch to officially mark their birthday in the summer, when the weather is less temperamental.
The royals looked delighted to be out celebrating the Queen's birthday. (Image: Getty)
It may have just happened, but is it too soon for us to say we can't wait until next year? With a debut for little Archie perhaps?
From the royals' dazzling entrances, to the royal children's adorable displays of delight, see all the best photos from Trooping the Colour 2019, below.
Kate shares a laugh with Meghan as they head to the Palace. (Image: Getty)
Prince Andrew's daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie looked gorgeous as they also made their way to the Palace. (Image: Getty)
Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte sneak a peek outside the Palace windows. (Image: Getty)
Prince Harry and Meghan share a laugh with Princess Eugenie's husband, Jack Brooksbank. (Image: Getty)
"Who, me?" looks like Prince Louis wanted a hug from Dad. (Image: Getty)
Prince Louis's debut also reveals he sucks his thumb! How cute! (Image: Getty)
The Queen thanks for the birthday cheers with a smile and a royal wave. (Image: Getty)
Princess Charlotte had the right idea, protecting her royal ears from the loud jet planes. (Image: Getty)
While the rest of the royal family were entranced by the fly-over, Prince George on the other hand, didn't look so sure. (Image: Getty)