PSYCHOLOGY

Prince George’s Unknown Relative: Who Was The Boy Standing Next To Him At Trooping The Colour?

Date June 13, 2019 12:53

The second weekend of June has already become a tradition for the millions of royal family fans. These days, their eyes are focused on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. This year wasn’t an exception: Trooping the Colour parade marked the official birthday of Her Majesty, taking place on June 8.

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Many people know that Elizabeth II was born in April. Trooping the Colour is a solemn procession of the Royal Guard – the stronghold of the monarchy. Moreover, the guardsmen have been the personal “security” of the British leader for more than a century. Each regiment has always had its own flag of a certain color, which allowed it to be quickly identified on the battlefield and during similar processions. Regular demonstration of banners isn’t just a tribute to a particular military unit, but also its popularization among the people. By the way, different flags were carried out during different years.

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The parade with the solemn pennant drive was first held during the reign of Charles II in the 17th century. George II decided to merge the procession with his birthday in 1748, whose name-day fell on a rainy and windy November. Since then, every British monarch has had two celebrations: a personal one with family; and an official, public, and incredibly beautiful one. Until 1987, Her Majesty arrived at the event on horseback but later preferred a carriage.

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Every year, Windsor fans are given the opportunity to carefully examine the relatives of Elizabeth II, whose family is quite extensive. The event was usually attended by monarch’s children and grandchildren, and in recent years her great-grandchildren began to join the adults.

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In 2018, the kids “stole” the show from their great-grandmother. Kate Middleton and Prince William’s children, as well as Peter and Autumn Phillips’ children, attended the balcony, accompanied by their parents. The public’s attention was attracted by little George and his cousin Savannah.

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Judging by the photos that have repeatedly appeared on the web, the children had a great time. And Savannah demonstrated the degree of her influence on the third heir to the throne by “calming him down.”

Prince George’s Unknown Relative: Who Was The Boy Standing Next To Him At Trooping The Colour?Getty Images / Ideal Image

Prince George’s Unknown Relative: Who Was The Boy Standing Next To Him At Trooping The Colour?Getty Images / Ideal Image

A year later, the mischievous couple was obviously divided. However, many attentive Windsor fans came up with a reasonable question: who was the boy with his arm in a sling to George's right? According to People, it was the young son of Nicholas Windsor, Her Majesty’s great-nephew. There is no evidence of the boy’s injury, but this didn’t prevent him from joining his father at the celebration of the Queen’s birthday. Despite his distant relationship, he is also an heir to the British throne, although he is only the 40th on the list by now. At the same time, his father Nicholas lost that privilege, having at one time adopted the Catholic faith.

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In 2019, the youngest son of Kate and William, Louis, appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the first time. It is possible that in 2020, Archie Harrison, Meghan and Harry’s baby, can join him as well. It would be interesting to see how the Dukes’ firstborn would have grown by that time.