Platinum Jubilee: Meghan Markle cheekily puts the finger on the lips and tells young royals to be quiet
An animated Meghan Markle appeared to playfully ‘appease’ a group of young royals when she first appeared on the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, from a window overlooking Horse Guards Parade in central London.
The Duchess of Sussex, 40, chatted with 11-year-old Savannah Philips and sister Isla, 10, along with Lena Tindall, three, and her older sister Mia, eight, as she appeared to joke that the girls would be at the Trooping the Color took place on the parade ground below.
Another photo revealed Meghan with her husband Prince Harry, 37, talking to the Duke of Kent, dressed in his red military tunic adorned with medals.
Smiling, Harry appeared dressed in a morning suit, rather than a military uniform like his father Prince Charles and brother Prince William wore to the parade, after losing his honorary titles as part of his Megxit deal with the Queen to step away from royalties. duties.
Meghan accompanied her husband and royal family, including the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall, to watch the spectacular military event from the Major General’s office overlooking the Whitehall parade ground.
The working royals, including the Queen, Prince Charles, the Cambridges and their children, later appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the flypast. There was no place for Harry and Meghan or Prince Andrew as they no longer work royals.
The couple’s anniversary appearance is their first official royal engagement in over two years. They were supposed to take three-year-old Archie and Lilibet, almost one, to the public family reunion, although their children have not yet been spotted.
Lilibet has never been introduced to her royal relatives, while Archie hasn’t been to the UK since he was six months old. But there is no invitation to the embarrassed Prince Andrew, not even privately after his fall from grace.
Meghan’s appearance came after Princes George and Louis were spotted taking a look at The Mall. They were joined by sister Charlotte and Kate, Camilla and Sophie Wessex also appeared at the window.
Louis was spotted waving to Prince William and Prince Charles as the parade took place. Meanwhile, Princess Beatrice seemed to point out something to the Cambridge kids as they watched Trooping the Colour.
At one point, Princess Charlotte appeared to have been told by Mother Kate as the young royal played with Mia Tindall.
Meghan Markle appeared to silence the royal children when she appeared on a balcony with Savannah and Isla Phillips and Lena and Mia Tindall
Prince Harry, dressed in a suit, was spotted next to Meghan as they chatted with the Duke of Kent by the balcony
Harry and Meghan’s anniversary performance marks their first official engagement in over two years. They are expected to bring three-year-old Archie and Lilibet, almost a year old
The Duchess of Sussex smiled as she chatted with Savannah and Isla Phillips and Lena and Mia Tindall and seemed popular with the young royals
George was dressed for the occasion in a navy suit, white shirt and blue tie, while Louis wore a white and navy top in the style of a sailor, echoing an outfit his father wore at the 1985 Trooping event. .
Charlotte’s hair was loose, dressed in two fine braids tied with a blue ribbon, and she wore a cornflower dress. She peered out the central window at the Horse Guards Parade as Louis pointed to the ceremony.
They arrived at Horse Guards Parade in a carriage with their mother and grandmother. The Duchess of Cambridge wore a white Alexander McQueen coat dress and a Philip Treacy hat. Riding horses included the Prince of Wales on George, the Duke of Cambridge on Derby and the Princess Royal on Sir John.
The Prince of Wales preceded the Duke of Cambridge and the Princess Royal as they rode diagonally across the forecourt and under the Horse Guards arches.
Charles wore his scarlet Colonel of the Welsh Guards uniform and green thistle sash on a horse named George. William rode Derby in his Irish Guards uniform and Anne on a horse named Sir John in her Colonel of the Blues and Royals uniform as part of the colorful parade.
Meanwhile, the queen exclaimed ‘unbelievable!’ from the balcony of Buckingham Palace in front of tens of thousands of cheering Britons as she made her first appearance.
The 96-year-old monarch, who wore her Guards brooch and the blue Angela Kelly outfit she used in her official Platinum Jubilee portrait released last night, took the salute this afternoon after arriving from Windsor Castle.
Royal superfans donned Union flag clothes, flags and hats as they lined The Mall between Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square – where large crowds also gathered – to watch the Queen’s historic birthday parade begin.
Groups were spotted drinking glasses of champagne and started singing God Save the Queen as early as 8 a.m. today – waking up the hardcore fans who had slept in chairs, tents and even on the sidewalk at night to an excellent to make room for today’s celebrations.
Princess Charlotte makes a face as she joins her brothers and mother at a Buckingham Palace window during Trooping the Color
During the parade, several young members of the royal family appeared at the window – as well as some older ones, including Princess Beatrice
Prince Louis salutes as he watches Trooping the Color with Princess Charlotte on a balcony at Horseguards Parade
The Duchess of Cambridge intervenes as Princess Charlotte plays with Mia Tindall as they watch Trooping the Color from a balcony
Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall look at the Trooping of the Color from a window
Princess Beatrice points out something to Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince Louis as they watch Trooping the Color
Princess Charlotte watches from a window as the Horse Guards Parade takes place. She was joined by several other young royals
Louis was spotted waving to Prince William and Prince Charles as the parade took place. With mother Kate in the background
Kate, Camilla and Sophie Wessex all appeared at the window in front of the official overpass. Meghan Markle also made an appearance
Some had even flown in from Australia, Canada and the United States especially for the historic event, while others came from European countries, including Germany and Italy, to soak up the momentum.
The sun was shining and ghosts were high among the crowd as members of the public chatted and joked with the police enforcing the perimeter. Several handmade signs hung over the barriers, with one simply saying ‘thank you’.
Crowds were packed eight rows deep as they clambered to the celebrations, desperately trying to get a picture of the royal action on their phones.
As the pomp got underway, the crowds cheered and clapped loudly as troops in bright red uniforms and bearskin hats made their way through The Mall towards Horse Guard Parade.
And an even bigger cheer erupted as the royals passed through The Mall in carriages, the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla, and a radiant Duchess of Cambridge, Kate, led by her three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
They were followed by Prince Edward, the Countess of Wessex and their children Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn, 14, and then Princess Anne, the Princess Royal and Prince Charles on horseback.