Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently returned home from their honeymoon, and already the two are right back to work. The newlyweds made their first public appearance since their honeymoon today while paying tribute to the Queen at the Trooping The Colour ceremony, in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's official 92nd birthday, an annual summer celebration in London.
This is a big moment for Markle in the royal family—she just made her first appearance on the iconic Buckingham Palace balcony, where she posed for photos and waved to onlookers along with the rest of the Mountbatten-Windsor family. The Duchess of Sussex wore a pretty pale pink dress and matching fascinator for the affair. She was joined on the balcony by her husband, the Duke of Sussex, and the rest of her in-laws: Prince William and Kate Middleton, and their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte; Prince Philip, Prince Charles, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Kate and William's newborn, Prince Louis, was not in attendance for the affair.
For the celebration, the palace put on a military parade which included over 1,400 soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians that rode through town to the Palace. Meghan and Harry arrived in a shared carriage, while Duchess Kate and Camilla rode in their own horse-drawn carriage. The royal family gathered together on Buckingham palace's balcony to watch the Royal Air Force's air show.
Meghan will join the Queen next week for her first solo outing with the Monarch, where they will head to Cheshire by Royal train—something that not even Prince Harry has done. The two will travel during the night before their day-long appearance around Cheshire. Only the Queen, Prince Philip and Prince Charles use the royal ride in an official capacity, meaning Meghan has been welcomed with wide arms into the royal family.