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Kids Will Be Kids, Prince George And Savannah Ham It Up During Birthday Celebration For Queen Elizabeth

(London) – A royal military parade is marking the 92nd birthday of Queen Elizabeth. The Queen celebrated her birthday on April 21st. Saturday morning, the Queen was honored with the annual Trooping the Colour parade.

The BBC says large crowds watched about a thousand soldiers march through Whitehall in London. Included in the carriage procession this year was the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

But it was the future King of England, Prince George and Savannah Phillips who had all eyes on them. As kids will be, the duo was quite the entertainment with Savannah telling George to be quiet at one point during the national anthem. Cuteness overload for sure.

Among the Queen’s guests was U.S. Secretary of Defense General James Mattis.

The Richest Royal Families In The World

1. Maha Vajiralongkorn, King of Thailand — $35 billion

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Thailand’s Queen Sirikit, right, walks with her son Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn in Bangkok. (Source: File/AP)

Bhumibol Adulyadej, the King of Thailand, was the longest-reigning monarch in Thai history, after seven decades, with an estimated wealth of $35 billion in 2016, according to Business Spectator and Forbes. King Bhumibol’s wealth is managed by the Crown Property Bureau. Following his death, his only son Prince Vajiralongkorn became King.

funeral-plans-late-king-thailand-confirmedHis wealth includes includes over 3,000 acres of land in central Bangkok and shares in Siam Cement and Siam Commercial Bank. He also owns the 545-carat Golden Jubilee Diamond, the largest cut and faceted diamond in the world.

2. Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, Emir of Abu Dhabi — $23 billion

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 Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, the President of the United Arab Emirates and the Emir of Abu Dhabi, had an estimated wealth of $15 billion in 2011, according to Forbes. Sheikh Khalifa has amassed a fortune as chairman of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, which manages the UAE’s excess oil reserves, estimated to be worth up to half a trillion dollars. He is also known for his philanthropy, contributing to state-of-the-art medical facilities and relief organizations.

3. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Former King of Saudi Arabia — $21 billion

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Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the late King of Saudia Arabia, had an estimated wealth of $18 billion in 2011, according him to Forbes, making him the third richest royal in the world before his death on Jan. 23, 2015. When Abdullah took the throne in 2005, the oil-rich country soon began a $26 billion construction project of a city named in his honor.

4. Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei — $20 billion

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Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei, had an estimated wealth of $20 billion in 2011, according to Forbes. His wealth is a result of oil and gas development in Brunei, and he is known for lavish spending: the Sultan reportedly owns more than 600 Rolls-Royces, and his residence — Istana Nurul Iman, the world’s largest palace — cost over $350 million.


5. Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Emir Sheikh of Dubai — $4 billion

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Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and the Emir Sheikh of Dubai, had an estimated wealth of $4 billion in 2011, according to Forbes. Sheikh Mohammed is known for his charitable donations, including a gift of $10 billion in 2007 to set up the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, which aims to empower future generations to develop sustainable solutions in the Arab world.

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