Meghan Markle stuns in navy outfit at Trooping the Colour in first royal engagement since giving birth to baby Archie
Since giving birth to son Archie, Meghan has been absent from several high profile royal events, spending time with the baby in Frogmore Cottage, her home with Prince Harry
Meghan Markle took a break from her maternity leave to make her first public appearance since the birth of baby Archie at the annual Trooping the Colour celebration in honor of the Queen’s birthday on Saturday. She had made her Buckingham Palace balcony debut last year, just weeks after her royal wedding.
Riding in the carriage with Prince Harry, Kate Middleton, and Camilla Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall, Meghan wore a navy ensemble by her wedding dress designer Clare Waight Keller and a matching hat by Noel Stewart. The group chatted away and smiled as the carriage passed through the parade route.
Meghan smiled as she joined Kate and other royals for a family photo. But the Duchess of Sussex was not accompanied by her newborn son on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the Queen's official birthday celebrations.
Meghan welcomed son Archie Harrison on May 6 and briefly spoke in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle to show her baby to the world in the days after his birth.
Since Archie's birth, Meghan has been absent from several high profile royal events, spending time with the baby in Frogmore Cottage, her home with Harry. Meghan didn't attend the royal banquet at Buckingham Palace held in honor of US President Donald Trump this week and also missed out on the commemorative events for the 75th anniversary of the Allied D-Day landings on June 6, 1944.
Harry, who has not taken paternity leave, has been attending the events. The royal couple has already taken measures to ensure their firstborn leads a normal life, like moving away from Kensington Palace in favor of a home in the country and not giving Archie a royal title.
Trooping the Colour saw 1,400 soldiers, 400 musicians, and 200 horses parade in honor of the Queen's official birthday. Although her 93rd birthday was actually in April, the official birthday parade is celebrated on the second Saturday of June every year.