Five years later, while Azula was attempting to capture her brother and uncle, she was accompanied by at least thirty of these soldiers on her ship. Iroh and Zuko were able to defeat these soldiers easily after discovering that the former two were about to be taken prisoner. When advised by Lo and Li, Azula decided to leave the Royal Procession in favor of a smaller, elite team, and set off to enlist Mai and Ty Lee.
During the Day of Black Sun, they were seen in Fire Lord Ozai's secret bunker, serving as protection during the eclipse in the event that an enemy managed to breach the underground facility. As they were deprived of their bending, they were carrying polearms.
The Royal Procession took a small role in the coronation of Phoenix King Ozai, holding up the banners of the Phoenix King.
Before her coronation as Fire Lord, Azula slipped into a case of severe paranoia and ended up banishing nearly all her staff, including the Imperial Firebenders present at the palace, as mentioned by Lo and Li. Imperial Firebenders were seen as part of the crew of the airshipfleet, burning a large section of Wulong Forest and defending the ships from intruders.
The members of the Royal Procession wore helmets that had a three-point theme. There were three red spikes on the top of the helmet, three eye holes, and shard-shaped mouth holes. Captains were distinguished by the fact that their helmets had the same general design, but a lack of face masks. When Ozai declared himself the Phoenix King, the uniforms of the members of the Royal Procession were a black inverted version of the original, i.e. whatever was black was red and vice-versa.