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Duchess of Sussex experiences first Trooping the Colour parade

Duchess of Sussex experiences first Trooping the Colour parade

The newlyweds joined the rest of the royal family while riding in horse-drawn carriages to Buckingham Palace, where they all appeared together on the balcony.

The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st.

The Duchess of Sussex wore a dress by Carolina Herrera and a hat by Philip Treacy, while Kate wore a dress by Alexander McQueen and a hat by Juliette Botterill.

Prince Philip, the Queen's husband, did not attend the event, having retired from public life a year ago.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are back from their honeymoon - and back on royal duty.

"What I can tell you is that he is the first Coldstream Guardsman to wear a turban during the Queen's birthday parade", he said.

The royals may be celebrating Queen Elizabeth's 92nd birthday, but as usual, it's the youngest members of the family who stole the show.

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Meghan gave a polished and poised wave to thrilled crowds as she made her way through London with Prince Harry in an open-top carriage.

But the Queen was accompanied by the royal colonels, all on horseback: Prince of Wales, Colonel of the Welsh Guards, the Princess Royal, Colonel of the Blues and Royals, and the Duke of Cambridge, Colonel of the Irish Guards.

The Duchess of Sussex broke protocol with her off-the-shoulder outfit.

It originated from traditional preparations for battle when flags, or colours, were "trooped" so soldiers in the ranks would be able to recognize them.

The entire royal family gathered together on the balcony to watch the iconic fly-past by the Royal Air Force. Princess Charlotte made her first appearance at 13 months and George shortly before his 2nd birthday.

Princess Kate, who has been on maternity leave since giving birth to Prince Louis, left the newborn home. "We loved that she was still very much Meghan while also still embracing her role as the Duchess of Sussex".

The view along the Mall heading back to Buckingham Palace.


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