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The Duchess of Sussex make first official appearance since Archie’s birth at Trooping the Colour



The Duchess of Sussex has made her first official public appearance since the birth of her son last month. Meghan is attending Trooping the Colour with the rest of the Royal Family to mark the Queen’s official birthday.

The duchess was in navy as she rode in the first carriage in the traditional parade that takes the Windsors from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards Parade for the Trooping. Prince Harry was at her side. Also in the first carriage were the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge. Camilla chose green and Kate was in yellow for the event.

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It’s the first time Meghan has been seen since May 8th when she presented her baby son to the world. Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born on May 6th 2019 at 5.26am at London’s Portland Hospital and his proud parents posed for photos with him at Windsor Castle two days later. Meghan has since been at home caring for her newborn.

There were large crowds for the procession despite the weather which saw temperatures below average for June although the early morning rain had disappeared by the time the royals made their appearance.

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Trooping the Colour marks the Queen’s official birthday and this year the Grenadier Guards will troop their colour.

The Duke of York, who is now their Colonel-in-Chief, took part in last week’s final rehearsal for the event at Horse Guard’s Parade. It was the first time that Prince Andrew had taken the salute at the Colonel’s Review. Earlier this week, the Duchess of Cambridge took the salute at Beating Retreat, again for the first time.



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