Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are making their first public appearance with the royal family in over two years.
Meghan Markle is back at Buckingham Palace, and she’s having a great time with the royal kids.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who arrived in the United Kingdom on Wednesday with their children Archie, 3, and Lilibet, who will turn one on Saturday, joined the royal family at the palace for Trooping the Colour on Thursday. Meghan, 40, was seen interacting with a number of young royals, including Zara Tindall’s daughters Mia, 8, and Lena, 3, as well as Peter Phillips’ daughter Savannah, 11.
Meghan and Prince Harry, 37, who was seen chatting with the Duke of Kent, were seen together with the royal family for the first time in more than two years. Their final public appearance as official working royals was in March 2020 for Commonwealth Day.
From the Major General’s Office, which overlooks the Horse Guards Parade, Harry and Meghan watched Queen Elizabeth’s birthday parade. Meghan wore an asymmetrical, wide-brimmed Stephen Jones hat with an oversized navy bow and a coordinating navy dress, while Harry wore a blue suit instead of the traditional ceremonial dress.
Only senior working members of the royal family will be included in the balcony appearance, according to the Queen. In January 2020, Harry and Meghan retired from royal duties and relocated to Montecito, California.
The Cambridge children — Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4 — made their carriage debut at Trooping the Colour earlier Thursday morning. Louis later stole the show on the balcony with his expressive antics. (Queen Elizabeth, his great-grandmother, was amused!)