KATE, the Duchess of Cambridge, blinded herself in a cream-colored coat and combed hair while attending the Beating Retreat prior to the Queen’s annual Trooping the Color celebration.
The Beating Retreat of the Royal Household Division is held every Wednesday and Thursday before the Queen’s Birthday Parade in St James’s Park. The concerts include music, cannons, fireworks and horse parades. Last year Kate’s husband Prince William took the salute of the Massed Bands of the Royal Marines while 250 musicians performed.
It was believed that he was confined to his brother, Prince Harry, who was on a honeymoon with wife Meghan Markle.
Prince Harry was named captain-general of the Royal Marines in December 2017.
Previously, the Duke of Edinburgh served 64 years in the role.
Prince Philip and the queen watched the largest manhunt retreat in 2014, while nearly 500 soldiers and musicians performed.
The Beating Retreat event began in the 1690s, when the beating of the drum would order the troops to stop their fighting and return to camp while darkness fell.
The beating later struck closing the camp gates at the end of the day, before the troops were called back to base for the night.
But now the royal event is a military evening concert and also marked the lowering of the regimental flag as the sun went down.
After this, the royals gather on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch a parade and an overpass.
The British infantry tradition also dates from the 17th century.
The ceremony includes more than 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians.
They gather every year on the Queen’s official birthday for the spectacular military parade.
The parade starts at Buckingham Palace and crowds gather along The Mall to watch it.