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.
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.
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.
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