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2-year-olds love a parade and weird hats. Just ask Prince George.

When you’re two, there’s not much more exciting than a parade.

The Queen’s birthday in Australia means a long weekend. In England, it means a parade. And some whacky hats. Which is pretty much the perfect recipe for Toddler Joy.

Here’s how it went down:

during the annual Trooping The Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade on June 13, 2015 in London, England.
“Mum what IS that hat?” Picture via Getty.

The Queen’s birthday parade, known as Trooping the Colour, saw Prince Charles and his son William stride from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards Parade. In bearskin hats. On horses.

The Duchess of Cambridge took the more Disney-inspired approach by waving to the growing crowd from the seats of a carriage (note: not pumpkin). It was her first official appearance since giving birth to Princess Charlotte last month. And my does she make an entrance.

<> on June 13, 2015 in London, England.
Kate is absolutely glowing. Picture via Getty.

While his parents were participating in a host of royal duties, Prince George was mostly watching from an upstairs Palace window, his Nanny holding him pressed to the glass.

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And it was pretty rad:

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 13:  Prince George of Cambridge is held by his nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo as he waves from the window of Buckingham Palace as he watches the Trooping Tthe Colour on June 13, 2015 in London, England. . The ceremony is Queen Elizabeth II's annual birthday parade and dates back to the time of Charles II in the 17th Century when the Colours of a regiment were used as a rallying point in battle.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince George loses his cool momentarily. Picture via Getty.

Dad is wearing a bearskin hat.

So like any 2 year old who spots his dad being hilarious, George loses his shit.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 13:  Prince George of Cambridge is held by his nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo as he waves from the window of Buckingham Palace as he watches the Trooping Tthe Colour on June 13, 2015 in London, England. . The ceremony is Queen Elizabeth II's annual birthday parade and dates back to the time of Charles II in the 17th Century when the Colours of a regiment were used as a rallying point in battle.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
So. Much. Excitement. Picture via Getty.

There was a grand photo opportunity (Prince Will removed the bearskin, thank god) that saw the whole family pose on the steps of Buckingham Palace.

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George points at all manner of things and entirely steals the show.

Princess Charlotte didn’t attend the festivities – but more than certainly would have slept through them (hopefully).

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