Queen cuts a lonely figure without Prince Philip at Trooping the Colour

Queen Elizabeth

This is Markle's first appearance at the annual parade - and Trooping the Colour marks Markle and Prince Harry's first royal engagement since returning from their honeymoon.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who were on their honeymoon, are back, and the lovely couple made heads turn with their handsome comeback for Trooping The Colour 2018.

Markle was photographed marveling at the grand spectacle as other members of the royal family looked up at the planes as they flew past the mall assembled outside of the London palace.

Meghan wore a Carolina Herrera dress and a hat by Philip Treacy.

George, who turns five in July, was just as excited as he watched the roaring fly-past by the Royal Air Force.

"She also wore some new pieces from Birks-obviously now looking to be Meghan's jeweler of choice-which were a nice nod to her Canadian "roots" (whilst not being Canadian) while also still including more diamonds as befitting her new status".

Kate, taking a break from her maternity leave with Prince Louis after his April 23 birth, wore an Alexander McQueen dress with Juliette Botterill fascinator.

Meghan's premiere week continues on Jun. 14, when she and the Queen will travel to Cheshire for a series of royal events. The Queen's husband, 96-year-old Prince Philip, has retired from royal duties.

Bringing Prince Harry's new bride along with her is a "is a really positive sign of favour, encouragement and endorsement by the Queen", Robert Lacey, historical consultant for Netflix's "The Crown", tells People. 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. While the Palace hasn't given any indication how Meghan will focus her charitable work, given her previous interest in women's empowerment, she may select a charity that benefits from her experience in this arena. "There's going to be a lot of eyes and I am going to have an influence on other people".

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