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The New Duke And Duchess Of Sussex Show Off Their Post-Wedding Glow At Prince Charles' Birthday Party

The young royals stepped out for the first time after tying the knot in their history-making wedding over the weekend, and they looked every inch a couple in love.

 

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Prince Harry and Meghan, or the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as they are now officially called, made their first appearance as a royal couple at a garden party in Buckingham Palace held in honor of Prince Charles' 70th birthday. The occasion also marked Meghan's first event as an official member of the royal family.

Taking her cue from the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Bowles and the Queen herself, Meghan donned an understated cream dress from UK brand Goat—a favorite of her now sister-in-law, Kate—and paired it with a sharp hat by Philip Treacy, nude heels, and yes, even royal-approved pantyhose.

 

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While the ensemble was a clear departure from many of her bolder pre-wedding looks, it was a nod to Meghan's acceptance of her new role as a royal. Prince Harry, on the other hand, likewise stuck to tradition and sported a morning suit with a yellow waistcoat and blue tie.

In a stolen moment of sweetness, a well-timed snap showed Meghan resting her hand on her husband's back as they walked up a set of steps—another of the couple's many moments that shows their physical connection to each other.

When it came to Meghan fitting in with the rest of her new British family, she did so perfectly; Meghan, Prince Charles, and Camilla in particular were shown to be bonding over a string of inside jokes that brought on a wave of giggles.

 

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Only a handful of royals attended the gathering which was an advanced birthday celebration for Prince Charles, whose real birthday is on November 14. The royal family, including Queen Elizabeth herself, often celebrates special occasions ahead of their real dates in the spring or summer to take advantage of better weather.

But more than being a birthday party, the garden event was also held in honor of Prince Charles' decades-long work as patron to several organizations, as well as his military affiliations and charities that he supports, and those who were hurt in May 2017's Ariana Grande concert bombing. 6,000 individuals from these charities and affiliations were invited to the event.

 

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Cadet and emergency services personnel who were the first responders of the bombing at the Manchester Arena also attended today, on the one-year anniversary of the attack. The Prince met 14-year-old Harry - a Trafford Volunteer Cadet - who volunteered during the Manchester attack. Earlier today The Duke of Cambridge attended a service in Manchester to remember those who lost their lives & The Duke of Sussex paid tribute during his speech today. "On behalf of my family and everyone here, I would like to say thank you to the Emergency Services and all those who supported the injured and affected. My brother, William, would be here today, were he not attending the service in Manchester to honour the victims, their families, the Emergency Services and the survivors, this afternoon. Our thoughts are with those who lost loved ones and those still dealing with the experiences of that night."

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Without a doubt, the highlight of the springtime celebration was the single speech delivered by Prince Harry where he repeatedly called the celebrant, "Pa." Although his affectionate words brought a bashful rouge to his father's face, it was clear that his praise and acknowledgement of Prince Charles' influence in the community brought joy to the septuagenarian.

 

 

The event, which took place just three days after the royal wedding, reportedly caused Prince Harry and Meghan to delay their honeymoon. The couple, whose first out of the country trip was in Botswana, initially had plans on spending some time in Namibia at an exclusive five-star wildlife reserve.

 

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Prince Harry and Meghan, or the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as they are now officially called, made their first appearance as a royal couple at a garden party in Buckingham Palace held in honor of Prince Charles' 70th birthday. The occasion also marked Meghan's first event as an official member of the royal family.

Taking her cue from the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Bowles and the Queen herself, Meghan donned an understated pale blush day dress from UK brand Goat—a favorite of her now sister-in-law, Kate—and paired it with a sharp hat by Philip Treacy, nude heels, and yes, even royal-approved pantyhose.

While the ensemble was a clear departure from many of her bolder pre-wedding looks, it was a nod to Meghan's acceptance of her new role as a royal. Prince Harry, on the other hand, likewise stuck to tradition and sported a morning suit with a yellow waistcoat and blue tie.

In a stolen moment of sweetness, a well-timed snap showed Meghan resting her hand on her husband's back as they walked up a set of steps—another one of the couple's many moments that shows their physical connection to each other.

When it came to Meghan fitting in with the rest of her new British family, she did so perfectly; Meghan and Camilla in particular were shown to be bonding over a string of inside jokes that brought on a wave of giggles.

Only a handful of royals attended the gathering which was an advanced birthday celebration for Prince Charles, whose real birthday is on November 14. The royal family, including Queen Elizabeth herself, often celebrates special occasions ahead of their real dates in the spring or summer to take advantage of better weather.

But more than being a birthday party, the garden event was also held in honor of Prince Charles' decades-long work as patron to several organizations, as well as his military affiliations and charities that he supports, and the those who were hurt in May 2017's Ariana Grande concert bombing. 6,000 individuals from these charities and affiliations were invited to the event.

Without a doubt, the highlight of the springtime celebration was the single speech delivered by Prince Harry where he repeatedly called the celebrant, "Pa." Although his affectionate words brought a bashful rouge to his father's face, it was clear that his praise and acknowledgement of Prince Charles' influence in the community brought joy to the septuagenarian.

The event, which took place just three days after the royal wedding, reportedly caused Prince Harry and Meghan to delay their honeymoon. The couple, whose first out of trip was in Botswana, initially had plans on spending some time in Namibia at an exclusive five-star wildlife reserve.

 

Cover and content image from @kensingtonroyal