The Queen delighted to have Prince Philip by her side for Trooping the Colour ceremony

The Queen looked over the moon to have her beloved husband Prince Philip back by her side on Saturday, in time of the Trooping the Colour ceremony.

The Prince, who is also known by his title the Duke of Edinburgh, had been in hospital after taking ill with a bladder infection at the start of June, during the Diamond Jubilee central weekend celebrations.

But the Duke was released just over a week ago, and made sure he was by the Queen’s side for Trooping the Colour annual ceremony, which is held to mark Her Majesty’s official birthday.

The traditional display of pomp and pageantry is staged once each year at Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall, central London, and is a stunning sight to see.

Attending the Trooping the Colour ceremony was the 91-year-old’s first official engagement following his stint in King Edward VII hospital, and he looked in good spirits as he smiled and waved to the crowds.

Both the Queen and Prince Philip looked relaxed and happy as they travelled in a glass coach to the ceremony, with plans to make the trip in Queen Victoria's 1842 ivory-mounted phaeton carriage shelved last minute due to the unpredictable weather.

Wearing a primrose yellow coat and dress by Angela Kelly with matching hat, the Queen looked radiant as she enjoyed the day’s events.

Her Majesty is known to have missed her husband greatly during the Diamond Jubilee central weekend celebrations at the start of the month – so was no doubt delighted to have him by her side for the Trooping the Colour ceremony.

The couple were joined by other members of the Royal Family, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, who were given a huge cheer when they appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the flypast.


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