Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Attend Queen’s 92nd Birth Celebration

Frederick Owens
June 10, 2018

Markle's got another big milestone coming up, when she will travel solo with Queen Elizabeth by train to Chester for royal business. The Coldstream Guards usually wear the iconic bearskin hats - but Guardsman Charanpreet Singh Lall, who was taking part in the ceremony for the first time, wore a black turban with a ceremonial cap star to fit in with his fellow soldiers.

Prince Charles, Colonel of the Welsh Guards, Princess Anne, Colonel of the Blues and Royals, and the Duke of Cambridge, Colonel of the Irish Guards, all followed the Monarch closely behind. The queen's husband, 96-year-old Prince Philip, has retired from royal duties. His absence had nothing to do with his recent hip surgery.

Prince Harry and Meghan tied the knot on May 19. He will celebrate his 97th birthday Sunday.

Meghan fit right in with her pale pink dress and asymmetrical hat, beaming like the new bride she is.

Thousands of spectators flocked to London for the annual spectacle, hoping to catch a glimpse of the glittering house of Windsor, jamming the royal parks near the parade grounds.

The couple also rode in a horse drawn carriage during the parade featuring more than 1,400 soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians.

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All of the Royal Family was in attendance.

Meghan experienced the pomp and pageantry of the event for the first time when she arrived on Horse Guards Parade with Harry in a carriage, along with the Queen's cousin the Duke of Kent. Despite speculation, new baby Prince Louis did not make an appearance on the balcony. His November birthday often saw rain so he made a decision to celebrate with the public in the summers (how convenient).

The Queen was flanked by her sons, the Prince of Wales and Duke of York, at the front of the balcony, while the newlyweds stood behind her, surrounded by other members of the royal family.

Scroll through for all the fantastic photos of the British royal family at Trooping the Colour 2018 on June 9.

Meghan's first balcony appearance saw her wave to the crowds in the Mall following the traditional ceremony to mark the Queen's official birthday.

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