Princess Charlotte And Great-Aunt Duchess Sophie Share Sweet Moment During Trooping

Amidst all the pomp and circumstance of Trooping the Colour, the Duchess of Edinburgh shared a very sweet moment with the Princess of Wales’ daughter Princess Charlotte that almost went noticed.

After riding in the very first carriage of the procession alongside Princess Anne’s husband Sir Timothy Laurence, Sophie was spotted watching the parade, which travelled from Buckingham Palace down The Mall to Horse Guards Parade before finishing with an impressive Royal Air Force fly-past.

The 58-year-old’s husband Prince Edward marked a royal first by riding alongside King Charles on horseback, while her children, Lady Louise Windsor, 19, and James, Earl of Wessex, 15, were absent from the celebrations.

Despite not being joined by her immediate family, Sophie – dressed in an elegant white frock and a dramatic cream headpiece – did manage to have some quality time with Charlotte, who was dressed in a sweet white dress with red trim. Charlotte looked lost in thought as she stood next to Sophie playing with her hair, which was styled into an intricate plaited updo.

In one candid moment, Charlotte leaned in close to her great aunt for a chat, and Sophie turned her attention to the eight-year-old to join in with the conversation. If only we knew what was said!