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Harry, Meghan and Mr Fox Attend Queen’s Birthday Parade

Newlyweds: Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, take part in the Trooping the Colour parade in central London, Britain, June 9, 2018

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 9 June, the first time the couple have attended the Queen’s official birthday celebrations together with the surprise appearance of a fox at the start of proceedings.

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.

Funtime: Younger members of the royal family, along with Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, 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, 2018

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 with their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

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

Technicolour: Members of the public photograph the Red Arrows display team as part of an RAF flypast for Trooping the Colour in central London, Britain, June 9, 2018

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 pageantry watched by millions of television viewers across the world.

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

Parade: Coldstream Guards and The Household Cavalry march down The Mall as part of Trooping the Colour in central London, Britain, June 9, 2018

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

  • With additional reports from Reuters

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