Meghan Markle Makes First Public Appearance Since Giving Birth

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, made her first public appearance Saturday since giving birth to her son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor last month. The American-born royal attended the traditional Trooping the Colour—the Queen's birthday parade—with her husband, Prince Harry.

The Markle and Harry, who celebrated their first wedding anniversary last month, welcomed their first child on May 6. Apart from an appearance when the couple introduced newborn Archie to the world days after his birth, Markle and her son have remained out of the public eye, according to Buzzfeed.

Trooping the Colour has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign for over 260 years. Queen Elizabeth II turned 93 on April 21, but Trooping the Colour, which is usually celebrated the second Saturday of June, is the official celebration of the monarch's birthday and her ongoing reign.

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has retired from official public duties and apparently did not attend the event. He celebrates his 98th birthday on Monday.

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge ride by carriage down the Mall during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage

Markle rode in a carriage alongside Harry, his stepmother, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall and her sister-in-law Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge. The actress-turned-duchess reportedly wore a navy Givenchy outfit by her wedding dress designer, Clare Waight Keller and a matching navy hat by Noel Stewart.

Fans noticed what looked to be a new, third band on Markle's wedding finger.

Later, Markle stood alongside a larger group of members from the royal family, on the palace's front balcony to watch the Royal Air Force fly by.

Theresa May, who formally stepped down as prime minister on Friday but will continue to work until her successor has been appointed, also attended the event.

Markle was absent from events commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings last week and from the U.S. State Visit Banquet at Buckingham Palace, held in honor of President Donald Trump.

Before arriving in London, the President described comments Markle had made about him during the 2016 election as "nasty" but also said that he believed she will continue to make a "very good" American princess to England, in an interview with The Sun. Markle had described the President as "misogynistic" in a 2016 interview, and reportedly stated she would move to Canada if Trump were to become president.

Upon introducing Archie to the public last month, Markle said her son was "a dream" and had "the sweetest temperament." The newborn ostensibly slept through the media appearance.

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