Meghan Markle, the newly-minted Duchess of Sussex, made her Trooping the Colour debut on June 9 as members of the House of Windsor gathered on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the annual family portrait in honour of Queen Elizabeth's birthday. Guardsman Charanpreet Singh Lall, 22, will march among 1,000 soldiers taking part in Trooping the Colour ceremony which also marks the Queen's official birthday.
Meghan experienced the pomp and pageantry of the event for the first time when she arrived on Horse Guards Parade with Harry in a carriage, along with the Queen's cousin the Duke of Kent.
Prince Philip, who turns 97-years-old tomorrow, was absent from today's proceedings but was no doubt watching his son take up the reigns from home. Prince George and Princess Charlotte couldn't have looked cuter in their smart little outfits - co-ordinating perfectly with mum Kate, who wore a gorgeous pale blue Alexander McQueen dress.
The Duke of Edinburgh retired from public duties a year ago, and now only makes appearances at a few selected events.
The Duchess of Cornwall and Duchess of Cambridge were in another carriage while a third carried Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, the Countess of Wessex and her daughter Lady Louise. Such was the case during Meghan and Harry's return to Buckingham Palace, when she could be seen trying to keep her hair in some semblance of order.
The Queen makes use of her official birthday to award honors to members of the public for their service to the nation.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
The ceremony originated from traditional preparations for battle.
However, the Buckingham Palace balcony appearance after the parade wasn't her first - as royal watchers will recall, she and Wills exchanged a kiss at that exact spot on their wedding day.