With Meghan Markle’s first balcony appearance, her new royal life truly begins

Joann Johnston
June 9, 2018

Savannah, the daughter of Peter Phillips - the son of Princess Anne and the Queen's oldest grandson, put her hand over George's mouth and then sushed the future king to stop him from talking so much.

Meghan, Harry and the other members of the royal family took their place in Wellington's former office which overlooks the parade ground.

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan Markle attended Queen Elizabeth's 92nd birthday celebration on Saturday.

He retired from public duties previous year and will celebrate his 97th birthday tomorrow.

As the aerobatic display team, the Red Arrows, released plumes of red, white and blue smoke over the balcony of Buckingham Palace, the Queen's great-grandchildren waved wildly. Her actual birthday is April 21 but the country always celebrates in June.

Meghan wore an off-the-shoulder Carolina Herrera dress - shoulders are one body part royals usually cover up, especially during the day - for her debut at the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony.

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Four generations of the royal family were gathered on Buckingham Palace's balcony to watch the traditional flypast which featured modern Typhoon jets and also aircraft from the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - an iconic Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster bomber.

The Queen soon made her entrance onto Horse Guards in an Ascot Landau after making her journey from her famous London home Buckingham Palace.

Trooping the Colour is a longstanding tradition that celebrates Queen Elizabeth II's birthday.

Prince Harry is relegated to a spot in a carriage because he is not a royal colonel.

The couple postponed their honeymoon by several days to attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace in honor of Prince Charles three days after their spectacular wedding last month. That Meghan is undertaking such a trip less than a month after marriage says a lot about how the family wants to make sure she's comfortable in her duties, and that the world knows that she is now an important full-time royal.

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