MEGHAN MARKLE, 37, attends today with Prince Harry de Trooping the Color 2019. The Duchess of Sussex is still on maternity leave after the birth of son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor last month. Meghan wore a blue Givenchy number for today’s event at Buckingham Palace.
Meghan Markle and large members of the sandwich family attended the Trooping the Color event in London today. The event marks the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II, the grandmother of Meghan’s husband, Prince Harry. Trooping the Color 2019 is the first public appearance of the Duchess of Sussex since the birth of her first child four weeks ago. It is the second time that former actress Meghan meant the important public event, but Archie was not with her.
Meghan Markle wore a navy blue ensemble from her wedding dress designer, Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller, and was first seen during the ceremony in a car.
The Duchess, Prince Harry, Camilla Parker Bowles and Kate Middleton were later seen traveling by bus past crowds.
Meghan also wore a small, neat navy wizard by Noel Stewart. Her dark hair that was swept into a low chignon.
Her navy dress with short white sleeves had a high neck and was covered with a cape with short sleeves of the same color that she later removed.
The cape had a large button that fastened around her waist.
The duchess wore cut diamond studs in her ears and grabbed a teal clutch while she sat next to her husband and smiled at the gathered one.
Meghan also seemed to wear a third ring on her wedding ring finger, with some speculation that it could be a push gift from man Harry.
The pave-set band was spotted alongside her engagement and wedding rings.
A push gift is a gift given by a mother’s partner after the birth of their child and is usually a piece of jewelry
Kate Middleton, meanwhile, turned heads wearing a pastel yellow fur dress with a light V-neck line and textured shoulders.
She also wore a matching color fascinator, slanting to the right side of her head and featuring a floral and ribbon design on the left.
Former royal butler Grant Harrold previously claimed that Meghan would treat the audience of the birthday procession with her renewed “confidence” in her position.
Harrold told Express.co.uk that the former actress had taken her time to gain “much more confidence” since she became royal: “As we have seen, the Duchess of Sussex has built up a wonderful confidence that she has over the years has built up in her previous work as an actress and public figure.
“But as a member of the royal family, she now had to work out her new role and turn it into something that makes her feel comfortable.
“She should also gain self-confidence in this new position as a member of the British royal family.
“As with anyone going into a new job, this takes time and I have no doubt that the duchess has now established herself in her new life and position as a royal duchess and we will see that she becomes more confident in this role.”
Meghan Markle was the last to see her and Prince Harry attending an intimate photo call with two-day-old son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
Thousands of flag-bearing spectators are expected to cover the Mall as members of the Horse Guards Parade perform an impressive display of splendor in Whitehall.
The Trooping the Color procession comprises more than 1,400 soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians who leave the shopping street from Buckingham Palace.
A salute of 41 soldiers in honor of the queen will also take place in nearby Green Park by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery.
The event concludes with a Royal Air Force (RAF) flyover, watched by the royal family on the Buckingham Palace balcony.
Trooping the Color took place on the second Saturday of June in a tradition that goes back more than 260 years – but the Queen’s real birthday was on April 21 when she turned 93.