Trooping the Colour’s iconic moments – Queen ‘scolding’ Wills and cheeky George

The Trooping the Colour is one of the highlights of every year – but 2022 is set to be extra special.

The Queen is set to celebrate 70 years on the throne over a four-day weekend as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

More than 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses, and 400 musicians will come together to celebrate the Queen's official birthday.

It also gives the public a chance to see all of the Royal Family – minus Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Prince Andrew this year – together on the Buckingham Palace balcony.

Ahead of the momentous occasion, Daily Star has looked back at some of the most memorable moments over the years.

William gets a warning

You would expect some of the younger members of the Royal Family to receive a dressing down if they're not behaving properly – but not the adults.

But, as Prince William proved in 2016, you are never too old to be told off by the Queen.

William had been talking to his son Prince George as the traditional flyover began, and had bent down to hear what the little prince had to say.

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This got a bemused look from his grandmother, who went one further when William bent down again – tapping him on the shoulder and telling him to stand up straight.

Something he did without haste.

Diana's dress

The Trooping the Colour stops for no member of the Royal family – even those who are heavily pregnant, as was the case in 1982.

Accompanying the Queen, Prince Phillip and her husband Prince Charles on the iconic balcony was Princess Diana, who was just over a week away from giving birth to William.

Flanked by the male members in their traditional military uniforms, Diana left fans and viewers on television wowed by her green dress.

Cheeky prince

Diana was back in green six years later, though this time she was accompanied by both of her sons and it was the youngest who stole the show.

Prince Harry never seemed to really enjoy his early years at Trooping the Colour, but by the time he was four, things started to improve.

This was most evident during the 1988 parade. While William was prim and proper, Harry began pulling faces to the gathered crowds and cameras.

It was an early sign at the cheeky nature of the Queen's grandson, though he and wife Meghan Markle will not be appearing on the balcony this year.

That's because they are no longer working Royals – with the iconic spot reserved for members who remain active.

Edward's arrival

Having had two boys and a girl (in Charles, Andrew and Princess Anne), the Queen's fourth and final child was born on March 10, 1964.

Prince Edward didn't have a lot of time before he met the world – making his first Trooping the Colour appearance at just three months old.

The Queen's youngest son turned 58 earlier this year and is set to be on the balcony when the parade begins later.

He will be accompanied by his wife, the Countess of Wessex and their three children.

Window seat for George

Taking inspiration from his uncle, Prince George had a great old time of things during the 2015 celebration.

Though he didn't actually appear on the balcony, the young son of William and Kate was seen behind a window, pointing and laughing at the colours and troops.

Down in the dumps

Things were a bit different for George two years later though, as he joined both of his parents and his little sister Charlotte.

While Charlotte was happy to be held in her mother's arms (while wearing a matching dress), George was far less impressed, being caught at one point leaning on his elbows on the balcony.

To be fair, both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attempted to cheer him up, as did his sister.

Even the Queen got involved to try and put a smile on his face later in the ceremony.

Who knows what kind of things we'll see at this year's celebration – the first major one to be held in three years since after the pandemic curtailed the crowds in 2020 and 2021.

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