Meghan Markle makes first public appearance after giving birth. The Duchess of Sussex joined the annual ‘Trooping the Colour’.
The Duchess of Sussex had been on maternity leave for a month after giving birth to baby Archie in May. However, she made her first appearance at the parade. But the royal baby was not present.
The ceremony took place to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II´s birthday in London. The official Instagram page for the Duch and Duchess of Sussex posted pictures from the parade and explained the significance it held. The caption said “Trooping the Colour originated from traditional preparations for battle and has commemorated the birthday of the sovereign for more than 250 years.” It continued on to explain “In the 18th century, guards from the royal palaces regularly assembled to “troop” colours or flags down the rank, so they could be seen and recognised by the soldiers.”
It went on to give details on the parade. There were over 1400 parading soldiers, almost 300 horses and 400 musicians that participated.
The 37-year-old sat on a coach ride with her husband Prince Harry, The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and Prince Charles’s wife Camilla. She later appeared with the royal family on the Buckingham Palace balcony, gathered to witness the aerial show. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex smiled and waved charmingly throughout the parade. Markle wore a navy Givenchy dress along with matching accessories including a hat. Additionally, she also wore a third ring on her wedding ring finger.
This was the Queen’s 93rd birthday.
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