The big day arrived, and with great emotion, Queen Elizabeth appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to kick off the celebrations for her Platinum Jubilee with the traditional Trooping the Colour. The event, which is characterized as one of the most exciting for the entire British Royal Family, was especially significant, not only because it was the beginning of the official celebration, but also because it marked her return after the pandemic. And since 70 years on the throne are not celebrated every day, the Queen wanted to do things in a big way. As has become a beautiful custom for the family, all the Windsors made an appearance at the Palace, closing ranks around the Queen, showing her loyalty and unconditional support. What if it was everyone, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who returned to the United Kingdom for the first time as a family of four, since their departure from palace life in March 2020, could not miss. Although they did not appear on the balcony, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were in Buckingham to watch the parade, but where did they see it from?
While traditionally all of Windsor would appear on the balcony of Buckingham, advance notice was given this year that only a handful of people would accompany the Queen, the senior members who continue to officially represent the Queen. This is how a delineated guideline was marked in the invitations and it was wanted to emphasize the passage of generations between the people of service with the monarch and her cousins, three of her children, three of her grandchildren, and three of her great-grandchildren, with the children Cambridge monopolizing all eyes with their occurrences.
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That if they weren’t seen on the balcony, it didn’t mean that Harry and Meghan were there apparently without Archie and Lilibet. The curious lens of the paparazzi captured them with the rest of the family, with Meghan animatedly interacting with the Queen’s great-granddaughters (cousins Phillips and Tindall) in one of the windows of the Palace, below the balcony. There were also Zara Tindall, Peter Phillips, and Beatriz de York, the grandchildren of the monarch, so her presence in this room made sense. That if they couldn’t wave from the balcony, Meghan wasn’t left wanting to roll down her car window as she left to greet people.
On her return to the United Kingdom and her first meeting with the British Royal Family, the Duchess of Sussex wanted to look radiant. In the glimpses that could be given to her attendance, she was seen wearing a glamorous navy blue dress with a bateau neckline leaving her shoulders veiled and uncovered, in a design very similar to the one she wore the night before her wedding. . She combined it with a wide-brimmed white hat with a huge navy bow from the British firm Stephen Jones. Loose hair with waves very Old Hollywood style and a more marked makeup, just as she wore it after her wedding with Harry.
Showing the most relaxed, she was seen playing with the daughters of Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall, making them laugh, a gesture that Harry followed, who on this occasion could not wear his military uniform as he used to do in this special event after being stripped of his credentials and already a war veteran. Although not much has been seen of them this time around, they are expected to make their triumphant debut tomorrow at the St. Paul’s Cathedral service.