Just three days after their royal wedding, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped out on Tuesday for their first official engagement as a couple. The newlyweds attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace for Prince Charles’ 70th birthday, though the Prince of Wales’ actual birthday isn’t until November 14.
The new Duchess of Sussex looked absolutely stunning, in a pale pink GOAT sleeved sheath dress. She completed her look with an oversized hat by Philip Treacy, with her hair pulled back into a low bun. And in accordance with the royal protocol, she sported a pantyhose underneath her dress.
As for her husband, the Duke of Sussex donned a black tuxedo jacket with a light blue tie. Prince Harry gave a speech while her wife supported him to the side, together with Prince Charles and Camilla.
The occasion was held as a tribute to Prince Charles’ work as a patron for hundreds of organizations and charities.
“Who has not come away from a meeting with my father, their head spinning with a dozen new ideas which he wants to get underway urgently, having met a group of people or read something that has fired his imagination and started the flow of ideas,” Prince Harry said of his father.
“His enthusiasm and energy are truly infectious; it has certainly inspired William and I to get involved in issues we care passionately about and to do whatever we can to make a difference. In fact, many of the issues William and I now work on are subjects we were introduced to by our father growing up. His passion and dedication are remarkable and seeing so many of you here today, I cannot fail but to be in awe of the drive he has had for so many years, to contribute to the enrichment of society both in this country and around the world.”