Pictured: Fans return for a colorful royal military tattoo in Edinburgh

The Royal Edinburgh War Tattoo welcomed fans for the first time since 2019.

The tattoo, which was last held at Edinburgh Castle before the pandemic, will see around 1,000 performers entertain visitors throughout August.

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The Massed Pipes and Drums perform on the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle for this year’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (Jane Barlow/PA)

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Day of the Dead by Banda Monumental De Mexico thrills the public (Jane Barlow/PA)

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Tattoo returns with 2022 show called The Voices with over 800 performers (Jane Barlow/PA)

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Mass Performance by UK Military Bands (Jane Barlow/Pennsylvania)

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The Highland Divas entertain themselves on the eerily lit esplanade of Edinburgh Castle. (Jane Barlow/PA)

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Highland dancers show off their skills (Jane Barlow/PA)

Artists from all over the world are taking part this year in Voices, which the creators say was inspired by people from all over the world who, despite being apart, continue to connect and creatively share their voices.

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The dancers of the Banda Monumental De Mexico are performing. The Tattoo includes international performances from Mexico, USA, Switzerland and New Zealand, among others (Jane Barlow/Pennsylvania).

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Electro Pipes add color to the event (Jane Barlow/PA)

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Tattoo makes a triumphant comeback after forced absence (Jane Barlow/Pennsylvania)

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Members of the United States Air Force Honor Guard Training Group perform on the esplanade (Jane Barlow/Pennsylvania)

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Ever Popular Massed Pipes and Drums (Jane Barlow/PA)

On Thursday, the Princess Royal told attendees of the military spectacle that she was “immeasurably grateful” to those who “took up the challenge” to perform at the event.

She said, “It’s too bad we couldn’t do it the last couple of years.”

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The Princess Royal watches a working rehearsal of this year’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (Jane Barlow/PA)

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Performers on the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle (Jane Barlow/PA)

The show, which runs until August 27, will end with a bang as fireworks light up the horizon over the 3,000-year-old fortress.