Meghan Markle Attends Her First Major Event as Member of the Royal Family

It was finally time for the newly dubbed Duke and Duchess of Sussex to make their first official appearance as husband and wife. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped out for celebrations of the Queen’s official birthday. The two looked lovely as they attended Trooping the Color on Saturday in London, held annually on the second Saturday of June to mark Queen Elizabeth’s official birthday. 

Just three weeks after the royal wedding when the newlyweds were themselves strutted in a carriage procession, it was time for the two to join the procession that makes its way to Buckingham Palace, ahead of the Royal Family’s traditional balcony appearance.

The first was occupied by Camilla and Kate, the second carried Prince Harry and Meghan, and the third, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

The Duchess of Sussex looked absolutely gorgeous in a custom two-piece set by Carolina Herrera. However, her choice of attire broke royal protocol again as the top was an off-the-shoulder piece. The Duchess completed the look with a shiny blowout, rather than her usual messy bun.

Then came the time for Meghan’s first time on the balcony as she joined the entire royal family to watch the fly-past by the Royal Air Force. The new Duchess was hard at work marking sure she fit in with the royal family. While they were on the balcony, Meghan said to Harry, “say when” with regards to curtsying, to which he replied “now”, helping that Meghan to be in perfect timing with the rest of the family.

But it was Savannah Phillips, the Queen’s eldest great-granddaughter and Prince George who stole the show as s the older cousin took the opportunity to shush George.