Just three days after their wedding, the newly minted Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived at their first official event as a married couple. Fans swooned over the newlyweds as they put made their debut, and almost as quickly as they came, they were gone. The couple left only hours later for their private honeymoon.
While away on a much-deserved honeymoon, the world anxiously waited for them to arrive back in London for their next debut- The Queen’s Trooping the Colour.
Trooping the Colour is in honor of the Queen’s birthday. During the sensational day, the city of London practically shuts down to honor Her Majesty. Hundreds of the thousands of people line the streets of the town and even more wait anxiously at the entry of Buckingham Palace. It’s during the Trooping the Colour that the Royal Family makes its most iconic appearance: the Buckingham balcony appearance.
This year’s appearance was perhaps the most highly anticipated Trooping the Colour in history as the new Duchess of Sussex, American Meghan Markle, stepped out on the coveted balcony as part of the British Royal Family. Her debut at the Trooping of Colour captured attention world-wide as she made history.
During the admirable moment in history, the Duchess of Sussex shined with joy in her Carolina Herrera dress and recycled Philip Treacy hat (the Duchess wore the same hat at her first royal appearance to Prince Charles’ 70th birthday garden party). As she stepped out on the balcony steps with the rest of the royal family, the crowd cheered with adoration and joy!
Days later, many are saying that she looked nervous, which is totally understandable given the circumstances that she was quite literally making history in a very formal and public way. Being American, Meghan never grew up with the same formalities and protocols that the British so lovingly follow in regards to the royal family.
One camera caught Meghan in her uncertainty while she was on the Balcony; just as the Queen was arriving via carriage, Meghan had show her respect by curtsying the Queen.. Knowing the weight of this moment, Meghan dependend upon her husband, Prince Harry to lead her in practice. Just the Queen arrived back to Buckingham Palace, Meghan subtly asks Harry, “Do it?” Referring to the timing of the royal protocol, to which he responded “Yes.” Check out the video below!
Just like that, Meghan had made history. Aside from confirming when to curtsy, she totally nailed it. We are so eager to watch Meghan step into this role and we can’t wait to see her transform into a common American to a royal Duchess. What did you think of the Trooping the Colour?