Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, stepped out for a royal celebration Saturday, her first public debut since she and husband, Prince Harry announced the birth of their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
Archie Harrison, the first son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, was born just five weeks ago on May 6. Prince Harry has made several public appearances since welcoming the birth of his son, but the duchess has been on a short leave to care for their newborn son.
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Meghan took a small break from her maternity leave to appear at the Trooping the Color parade in London, an annual ceremony that honors Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday.
She wore a navy blue ensemble from Givenchy that was designed by Clare Waight Keller, the same designer who created her incredible wedding gown, and a matching Noel Stewart fascinator.
The duchess sat with Harry in a carriage for the parade alongside mother-in-law Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, and sister-in-law Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge.
The former Kate Middleton chose a yellow Alexander McQueen coat dress for the occasion with a embellished floral hat from Philip Treacy to match. The duchess’ fascinator was a subtle nod to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the same accessory she wore to their wedding last year.
Meghan made her first Trooping the Color debut last year riding with Harry in the same carriage. She work a stunning pale pink dress by Carolina Herrera and a matching hat by Philip Treacy.
Queen Elizabeth II’s actual birthday is April 21, but her official birthday celebration is held on the second Saturday in June. This double birthday celebration started in 1748 by King George II so he could have a birthday celebration in the summer, as he was born on November 9.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte managed to steal the show at the Trooping the Color in 2017. The siblings, aged 3 and 2 at the time, were caught admiring the flyover overhead.