The Duchess of Sussex wore Carolina Herrera and Philip Treacy for her first appearance at Trooping the Colour.
It was a warm, sunny London day for the Queen’s Birthday Parade.
Below, Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Andrew.
This is the first year Prince Andrew has ridden in the Parade. He is now Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, taking took on the role from Prince Philip, who was Colonel for more than 42 years.
A quick video from the day’s ceremony.
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The parade officially gets underway as the Queen’s carriage leaves Buckingham Palace.
Crowds eager to capture a glimpse of Harry and Meghan cheered as the couple made their way from Buckingham Palace along the Mall in the famous London thoroughfare.
Back to The Standard‘s story:
The royal couple was greeted by the sight of hundreds of Guardsmen in their scarlet tunics and bearskins lined up on the parade ground – Henry VIII’s former jousting yard – as the event began.
It is always a remarkable display.
Following the parade, everyone moves to the iconic Buckingham Palace balcony.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined the other members of the UK Royal family on the balcony for the traditional flyover.
Prince Harry pointing out something for Meghan.
The flyover included RAF Typhoons, Spitfires and Hurricanes.
The view above London from an RAF plane.
The Duchess was in bespoke separates by Carolina Herrera.
Meghan’s hat is by Philip Treacy, described as a “slice with buntal swirls and rosettes.”
Buntal is a type of straw made from palm trees; the rosette is crafted in a silk satin material, as seen in these photos from Les Trois Souers. You can also see the headband and comb used to securely attach the hat. It retails for £1185, roughly USD 1600.
The Duchess carried a new clutch, also by Carolina Herrera.
The style is the Metropolitan Insignia retailing for around $1,238 USD.
Meghan’s appears to be white or off-white shade with gold trim. We have not yet found a stock image of the actual color combination, however below we show bag from the designer’s current collection in what looks like a bird print with gold trim.
Meghan wore her Birks Iconic Stackable ‘Snowflake’ ring in 18k rose gold and diamonds ($4995 CAD, about $3700 USD), as well as a new ring from the brand, the ‘Bee Chic’ in 18k rose gold and diamonds ($2995 CAD, roughly $2325 USD).
Initially, it looked like the Duchess wore the same earrings seen at the engagement announcement photocall in November. Looking more closely at pictures we are not convinced that is the case. We are searching for high-resolution images that will better show the detail of the earrings.
We will see you back here on Thursday, 14 June, as Meghan joins HM for a full day of engagements in Cheshire. (You can see an overview of the day’s activities on our Meg Events page here). This will be an exciting day as Meghan has her first official outing with the Queen.
- The Household Division’s official Trooping the Colour page is here; The Daily Mirror has a backgrounder on Trooping the Colour you can read here; The Sun’s background piece is here
- The Telegraph’s story is here; The Express story is here; the Fug Girls post is here; ITV’s story is here; The Daily Mirror’s live blog recap is here
- People magazine’s gallery is here; PopSugar’s gallery of Meghan photos is here; a Harper’s Bazaar photo gallery is here; PopSugar‘s gallery of photos with Prince George and Princess Charlotte is here