Meghan Markle makes her royal balcony debut alongside Prince Harry and family

Meghan Markle made her first appearance on the balcony during the Trooping the Colours ceremony for Queen Elizabeth II's birthday.

Emily Treadgold

Meghan Markle is adjusting to her new life as a royal. It seems like it was just yesterday that she got married to Prince Harry.

Now, the Duchess of Sussex is making her appearance on the balcony celebrating Trooping the Colour, the Queen's birthday parade.


She arrived at the royal event looking stunning in a Philip Treacy hat and a bespoke Carolina Herrera dress that received some criticism for baring her shoulders. Prince Harry wore his uniform of Blues and Royals.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are joined by The Duke of Kent as they attend Trooping the Colour, The Queen's Birthday Parade, for the first time together.

The couple arrived in their own carriage following Kate Middleton and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. The Queen rode in a carriage by herself wearing a sky blue coat and hat.


The celebration had more than 1,000 officers with 200 horses and more than 200 musicians. 


Prince Harry and Markle will be going on tour soon, as an announcement said, "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will undertake an official visit to Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand in the Autumn. Their Royal Highnesses have been invited to visit the Realms of Australia and New Zealand by the countries respective governments. The Duke and Duchess will visit the Commonwealth countries of Fiji and Tonga at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office."