Meghan Markle makes first appearance since honeymoon to celebrate the Queen’s birthday

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GETTY QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY Queen Elizabeth II celebrates two birthdays a year

In another milestone for American Duchess Meghan Markle, the newest member of the royal family has made her first appearance alongside Prince Harry to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's official birthday at Trooping the Colour. The Duchess of Cambridge, the former Kate Middleton who is married to Harry's older brother Prince William, wore a dress by Alexander McQueen and a hat by Juliette Botterill.

The royal family gathered on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the annual Trooping the Colour parade. Also on the balcony were the Queen's great-granddaughters, Savannah and Isla Phillips who are the daughters of Peter and Autumn Phillips.

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Earlier, the pomp and pageantry of Trooping the Colour was staged on Horse Guards Parade - a first for Meghan . Meghan is wearing a Carolina Herrera dress , a Philip Treacy hat, and Birks rings.

Lall, from Leicester, who came to the United Kingdom from India as a boy, said: "Being the first turban-wearing Sikh to troop the colour and be part of the escort is a high honour".

Buckingham Palace tweeted that she had only missed one such event during her reign, and that was in 1955 during the country's general strike.

The Trooping of the Colour also marks Prince Harry and Meghan's first public outing since they appeared at Prince Charles' early birthday celebration at Buckingham Palace only three days after exchanging vows at St. George's Chapel in Windsor.

Chris Jackson/Getty ImagesIT'S HER PARTYThe Queen's actual birthday was April 21. Despite speculation, new baby Prince Louis did not make an appearance on the balcony.

But later in the day, as the Queen's procession made its way back to Buckingham Palace, Field Marshal Lord Guthrie, a former head of the armed forces, was thrown off his horse near the Victoria Memorial.

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