Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge watch the flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping the Colour, this year marking the Queen's 90th birthday on June 11, 2016 in London, England.
Max Mumby—Indigo/Getty Images
June 13, 2016 9:35 AM EDT

Picture-perfect Princess Charlotte made her much-anticipated balcony debut when she appeared at Buckingham Palace on Saturday.

The 1-year-old princess, whom mom Princess Kate described on Friday as“cute but feisty”, joined her nearly 3-year-old big brother Prince George (a balcony pro!) and parents Prince William and Kate as they capped a morning of parades and festivities for the annual celebration known as Trooping the Colour.

The royals gathered around matriarch and record-breaking monarch Queen Elizabeth to top off the celebration of her official birthday. (Her actual 90th birthday was April 21.)

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 last year. (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.

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.

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 roaring fly-past by the Royal Air Force.

Last year, it was George’s turn to take center stage as he waved from his dad arms for the first time on the balcony.

This article originally appeared on

More Must-Read Stories From TIME

Contact us at

Read More From TIME
You May Also Like