Royal News Roundup: Queen Elizabeth Turns 96, Prince Harry Travels Across the Pond & More

Here, all the royal news you need to know for the week of April 21, 2022.

  • Queen Elizabeth turned 96 years old today, but it’s not the only birthday she will celebrate this year. Although she was born on April 21, the queen also has a second birthday in June (AKA Trooping the Colour).
  • The royal family celebrated the monarch’s birthday by sharing a never-before-seen portrait on Instagram. The pic features Her Majesty holding the reigns as she stands between two of her horses.
  • Kate Middleton and Prince William marked the special occasion by posting a slideshow of photos. One shows Queen Elizabeth posing with her great-grandchildren.
  • For Easter Sunday service, Middleton wore a gorgeous sky-blue coat dress, which she paired with a matching clutch and suede Emmy London Rebecca Riviera pumps. (She previously wore the outfit in 2017.)
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  • During another interview with People, Prince Harry gushed over his wife: “I had always wanted to share these incredible moments with someone special, and to have Meg by my side means everything.”
  • The Duke of Sussex also confirmed that his daughter, Lilibet, recently took her first step. “Her current priorities are trying to keep up with her brother; she took her first step just a few days ago!” he told the mag. “Proud papa, here.”
  • During the royal tour of Australia and Papua New Guinea, Princess Anne acted as her own glam squad. This means she did her own hair, makeup and styling for the entire trip.

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