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Royal newlyweds attend Queen's birthday parade

Sarah Young

Reuters

London, United Kingdom | Sat, June 9, 2018 | 09:35 pm
Royal newlyweds attend Queen's birthday parade

Britain's Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, along with other members of the British royal family, look up at the RAF flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace as part of Trooping the Colour parade in central London, Britain, June 9 (Reuters/Peter Nicholls)

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan Markle, now known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, attended the annual Trooping of the Colour ceremony on Saturday, the first time the couple have attended the Queen's birthday celebrations together.

About 1,000 soldiers marched to House Guards Parade in Whitehall, central London, as part of the ceremony, which marked Queen Elizabeth's 92nd birthday.

Watched by large crowds, the newlyweds arrived in a horse-drawn carriage as part of a procession. The event was attended by other senior royals including the Queen, Prince Charles and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Prince Philip, the Queen's husband, did not attend the event, having retired from public life last year.

Harry and Meghan married in May at Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth's home to the west of London, in a show of British royal pomp and ceremony watched by millions of television viewers across the world.

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Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, take part in the Trooping of the Colour parade in central London, Britain, June 9Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, take part in the Trooping of the Colour parade in central London, Britain, June 9 (Reuters/Peter Nicholls)

On Saturday, Meghan was pictured wearing a pale pink dress with matching hat, while Harry was in military uniform.

Their public appearance together followed media speculation in recent weeks that they had been on honeymoon, although Kensington Palace, Harry's office, has not provided details of any trip. 

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