The Duchess Of Sussex made her first public appearance at Trooping the Colour on Saturday, after revealing Baby Archie to the world a little more than a month ago. Meghan Markle dressed in a navy ensemble, her dress by Claire Waight Keller of Givenchy, her wedding designer, and her hat by Noel Stewart. She accompanied her husband Prince Harry and shared a carriage with Kate, the Duchess Of Cambridge in Alexander McQueen and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall. Both Kate and Meghan paying homage to their wedding dress designers by wearing looks by them.
Although Meghan was on maternity leave, a royal source told ELLE.com that “the Queen’s birthday celebration is a family event with the wider members of the royal family all in attendance.”
Meghan, who takes her Royal duties very seriously, has always been conscious of tradition, according to friends, and wanted to honor the Queen at the annual birthday parade.
“This is similar to the Duchess of Cambridge’s maternity leave where she made a few appearances at family and personal events (Trooping the Couple and Wimbledon) but did not carry out any official duties as a member of the Royal Family during maternity leave,” a Royal source shared. The Duchess Of Sussex did not participate in the recent U.S. State visit.
Archie did not attend Trooping the Colour, but that wasn’t too surprising. William and Kate’s children did not attend Trooping the Colour until they were a bit older. Prince Louis made his first appearance this year as a toddler, just after his first birthday, as did Charlotte at the same age. It is unclear if Meghan and Harry brought Archie to Buckingham Palace while celebrating the Queen’s Birthday.
What Meghan’s Life Is Like Day-to-Day
With Baby Archie now a month old, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been nesting and enjoying the first month as parents. Prince Harry is sharing the parenting duties with Meghan Markle, and the Sussexes have settled into a routine with their newborn.
Meghan is breastfeeding, and Harry is changing diapers. Both are bonding with the newest addition to the family. Harry wants to be as “involved as possible,” so like every parent, he is feeling the effects of the sleepless nights. He’s exhausted, but “enjoying every minute of it.”
One family member shared, “[Archie] is the cutest little thing I’ve ever seen. They couldn’t be happier.”
The new parents are also enjoying lovely long walks within the Frogmore Cottage grounds with Baby Archie. The couple love the privacy their Windsor home affords them. It’s everything they hoped and, according to a trusted confidant, is “providing the family with so much happiness! It is quiet and out of the hustle and bustle of London. For them all to be able to walk freely and enjoy the beautiful area is such a sensational treat!” Continue reading Inside Meghan Markle’s Peaceful Life as a New Mom With Prince Harry and Baby Archie