All of the Best Photos Of the Royal Family From the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend

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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations have arrived! While the festivities unofficially kicked off a few weeks ago with the Royal Windsor Horse Show, the real pageantry has been saved for this weekend, when the royal family was out in force to honor the Queen’s historic reign. Along with an extra special Trooping the Color (the Queen’s annual birthday parade—not to be confused with her actual birthday) and the attendant royal viewing from the Buckingham Palace balcony, the weekend is planned to be packed with parties, services, and even some horse racing.

The event also marks a major moment for the royals themselves, as it will prove a rare gathering of so many senior royals. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and their kids have announced they will be in attendance—their first big royal event since they stepped back from their lives as working royals, and the first time baby Lili will be meeting her royal relatives. Another young royal, Princess Beatrice’s daughter Sienna, is also likely to make her royal debut, joining the Queen’s eleven other great-grandchildren in celebrating the monarch.

Here’s take a look at some of the most spectacular photos of the royal family on their big celebratory weekend.

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The first major event of the Platinum Jubilee weekend was Trooping the Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade. While the Queen didn’t ride in the parade herself this year, many of her royal relatives did, including Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, and Kate’s three kids, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

While many of the royals arrived by carriage, the Queen’s daughter, Princess Anne, took up her traditional position on horseback—an honor afforded to her as a royal colonel of the Household Division.

The Cambridge family took in the traditional fly-by.

The Queen seemed delighted on her big day, and even selected on outfit that gave a special nod to the occasion—the same suit she wore for her Platinum Jubilee portrait. She also pinned on her Diamond Guards brooch, which she wears every year for Trooping the Colour; it combines the badges of the five regiments of the British and Commonwealth armies who participate in the event.

While they didn’t make a public appearance on the first day of the Jubilee, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped out with the rest of the royal family for a thanksgiving service in honor of the Queen—their first public event with the royals since they stepped back two years ago.

Prince Charles, the Queen’s eldest son and heir to the throne, and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attended the thanksgiving service.

Princess Anne and her husband Timothy Laurence spent some time with Anne’s brother, Prince Edward, and his family, Sophie Countess of Wessex, James, Viscount Severn, and Lady Louise Windsor on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral, where the service was held.

On day 3 of the Platinum Jubilee weekend, Kate and William headed to Wales with their two eldest kids, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, to take part in celebrations. The Cambridges stopped at Cardiff Castle to meet performers and crew involved in a special celebration concert taking place in the castle grounds.

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The Cambridges were greeted by crowds while arriving at Cardiff Castle.

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