The royal siblings were all smiles during their first palace balcony appearance together

By Simon Perry Erin Hill
June 13, 2016 11:50 AM
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Prince George and Princess Charlotte know how to make an entrance!

The royal siblings were all smiles during their first appearance together on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during last year’s annual Trooping the Colour.

The now 2-year-old princess, whom mom Princess Kate has described as “cute but feisty,” joined her now 3-year-old big brother George (a balcony pro!) and parents Prince William and Kate as they capped a morning of parades and festivities for the annual celebration in honor of Queen Elizabeth‘s birthday.

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The sweet princess showed off her first royal wave as George peered over the balcony to take a look at the crowd of well-wishers below. They both squinted their eyes as they looked high into the sky to check out the roaring fly-past by the Royal Air Force.

Prince Charles, Princess Kate, Princess Charlotte, Prince William, Prince George and Queen Elizabeth
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Princess Kate, Princess Charlotte, Prince William and Prince George
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George had a bit of a style re-wear as he wore a similar, short-sleeved version of the ensemble he wore for his first portraits with Charlotte in 2015. (It’s also very similar to an outfit William wore to Prince Harry‘s christening.) Charlotte, meanwhile, wore a sweet pink dress with a tiny matching bow.

Princess Kate, Princess Charlotte, Prince William and Prince George
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From left: Princess Kate, Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince William
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From left: Princess Kate, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Prince William and Queen Elizabeth II
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From left: Princess Kate, Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince William
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During the flypast, George had his right hand to his face appearing to shield an eye as he looked skyward at the Red Arrow Display team. Charlotte, meanwhile, had her thumb and then her hand in her mouth and grimaced as the planes went over. Mom Kate comforted her by rubbing her little leg.

Princess Kate, Princess Charlotte, Prince William and Prince George
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The extended Windsor clan traditionally gathers on the famous balcony to view the crowds below and to see the soldiers resplendent in their ceremonial dress as well as the stunning fly-past.

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