Kate Middleton saved Princess Charlotte from a nasty fall on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping the Color

by Asfa Shakeel

Princess Charlotte recently had a minor fall during Trooping the Color, but Kate Middleton saved the day as she caught the little Princess before major damage could be done.

Princess Charlotte

Princess Charlotte fell during Trooping the Colors. (Image source: Instagram/Kate Middleton)

Trooping the Color marks the official birthday of a British sovereign. This year, the ceremony marked the Queen’s 92nd birthday. Although the monarch’s birthday actually falls on April 21, she celebrated it on June 9, a day before her husband’s birthday. The Queen was joined in her celebrations by Prince Charles and Camilla, Prince William and Kate Middleton along with their kids, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Prince Philip did not attend the ceremony, having retired from public duties. Prince Louis was also not present.

Princess Charlotte

The ceremony celebrated the Queen’s 92nd birthday. (Image source: Instagram/Kensington Royal)

While standing on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, Princess Charlotte fell and hit her head on the railing. Kate Middleton swooped in to save her daughter before she could get really hurt. When Princess Charlotte became visibly upset, Kate scooped her up in her arms to comfort her before setting her back down. The fall happened towards the end of the ceremony, so Princess Charlotte got a chance to go back inside soon after she banged her head.

Princess Charlotte

Princess Charlotte fell while standing on the balcony.(Image source: Instagram/Catherine Duchess of Cambridge)

Princess Charlotte

Her mother quickly caught and comforted her. (Image source: Instagram/Catherine Duchess of Cambridge)

Princess Charlotte

She also picked her up for a while to make sure she was doing okay. (Image source: Instagram/Kate Middleton)

She seemed to enjoy the rest of the ceremony along with her brother, Prince George, and cousin, Savannah Philips. The children especially seemed to enjoy when the Royal Air Force flew by. Dressed in a blue floral dress, she matched Kate’s pale blue Alexander McQueen dress. Viewers of the ceremony loved Charlotte’s vivid expressions and perfectly poised wave.

Princess Charlotte

Princess Charlotte enjoyed the rest of the ceremony with her family. (Image source: Instagram/Kate Middleton)

Princess Charlotte

She even gave the famous Princess Charlotte wave.(Image source: Instagram/Kate Middleton)

Fans of the little Princess and her mother also took to social media to appreciate her quick save and comment on her reflexes.

The monarch also seemed to enjoy the ceremony along with her family. She recently had a cataracts operations and seemed fully recovered as she observed the proceedings. On the balcony, she seemed to be enjoying the children’s excitement just as much as she enjoyed the aerobatics and colored plumes of the Royal Air Force.

Princess Charlotte

The Queen enjoyed the ceremony as well. (Image source: Instagram/The Royal Family)

Princess Charlotte

The whole family loved the display put on by the Royal Air Force. (Image source: Instagram/The Royal Family)

This ceremony also made history because of Charanpreet Singh Lall, a 22-year-old guardsman who is the first member of the Coldstream Guards to take part in the parade while wearing a turban. Lall is originally from India and joined the British army in January 2016.

Princess Charlotte

Singh Lall made history at the ceremony. (Image source: Instagram/Miss Nikki Kaur Sahota)

Trooping the Color has been the ceremony to celebrate the Monarch’s birthday since 1748.



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