Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday celebrated her 93rd birthday . The celebration which featured a parade, saw Meghan, the duchess of Sussex and wife of Prince Harry, make her first official engagement since the birth of their son Archie in May.

Elizabeth II ,the Queen of the UK and the other Commonwealth realms, was born in London as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, they later became King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

The queen’s birthday falls on April 21, however, she traditionally plans birthday festivities for June due to the typically warmer weather.

The sunny weather which followed Aa rainy morning, was perfect for the celebrations.

The queen arrived at the Horse Guards Parade near Buckingham Palace by carriage, where some 1,400 soldiers took part in the spectacle.

The queen’s husband, Prince Philip,was not in attendance , he turns 98 on Monday and has rarely been seen in public since entering retirement.

Later on, the queen, with her family, watched the Red Arrows air show from the balcony of the palace.

The crowds were especially thrilled to see Meghan, who did not participate in the official events that took place for U.S. President Donald Trump’s three-day stastate visit to Britain this week.

Report says the former actress is considered a sharp critic of Trump’s policies.

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