Who is ready for a birthday party? Queen Elizabeth II is! In celebration of Prince George’s first birthday, the Queen, along with Prince Harry, Pippa Middleton, and many others attended a bash at Kensington Palace. Click inside for PICS!
Queen Elizabeth II, 88, visited with her great grandson, Prince George, not once but twice on his first birthday, July 22. Around 3pm in London, England, multiple guests were spotted arriving at George’s party, including his uncles Prince Harry and James Middleton, his aunt Pippa Middleton, and his favorite cousin, Mia Grace Tindall!
The Queen Attends Prince George’s Birthday Party At Kensington Palace
Roll out the red carpet, Prince George — you’ve got VIP’s at your birthday party!
On the afternoon of the royal baby’s first birthday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — Kate Middleton, 32, and Prince William, 31 — hosted a party at their lavish (and recently refurbished!) apartment inside Kensington Palace.
While the party was under strict lock and key from photographers, a glimpse of the guests arriving throughout the afternoon was available!
Among them, George’s Aunt Pippa, who arrived in a black cab, his uncle James, who drove himself, as well as grandparents Carole and Michael Middleton who arrived in separate vehicles.
William’s cousin Zara Phillips arrived with her husband, Mike Tindall, behind the wheel. She couldn’t be seen, but it’s safe to assume that their daughter, baby Mia, was in the backseat ready to party with her favorite cousin.
It has been reported that Prince Harry walked to the palace from his cottage on the grounds, and Queen Elizabeth II was the last to arrive at 4pm. She reportedly had her driver slow down as they passed the cheering crowds so that she could smile and wave graciously before heading inside to meet with her family.
Even though Prince Charles and his wife were in Scotland for their royal duties, Prince George was surrounded by loved ones galore for his special day!
Prince George Visited Prince Philip At Buckingham Palace On His Birthday
Another notably absent guest from Prince George’s birthday bash? His grandfather, Prince Philip.
Unfortunately, the prince had royal duties to attend to on George’s birthday. However, Kate drove the birthday boy over to Buckingham for a quick visit with the prince and the queen before his party.
Kate was spotted driving her Range Rover out of Kensington Palace with a guard in the passenger seat, and George’s nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, in the backseat.
It is safe to assume that Prince George will be just as gracious and grounded as his father, Prince William, thanks to the tender love and care he receives from his hands-on parents.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Are you surprised by all of the guests at Prince George’s birthday party? Do you think he had a good time? Let us know your thoughts below!
— Lauren Cox