Royal newlyweds attend Queen's birthday parade

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The Duchess of Sussex wore a dress by Carolina Herrera and a hat by Philip Treacy, while Kate wore a dress by Alexander McQueen and a hat by Juliette Botterill.

A 22-year-old Sikh soldier today created history by becoming the first to wear a turban instead of a bearskin hat during an annual parade that marks the birthday of Britain's longest-reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II.

Meghan and her husband, 33, who was kitted out in his full ceremonial Blues and Royals uniform a la his wedding day three weeks ago, waved to crowds in the Mall.

More than 1,000 British soldiers marched Saturday in a spectacular ceremony in London to mark Queen Elizabeth ll's official birthday, but one stood out.

The Duchess of Cambridge and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, traveled together in a coach as they led the Whitehall procession.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are also royal colonels, but the parade is for the queen, and Prince Philip is getting up there in years and just had a hip replacement. Meghan's already looking fully at ease. laughing and smiling with her father-in-law and Kate.

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And now, even as the newly-minted Duchess of Sussex, Markle is bending the boundaries with her sartorial choices.

The Queen ditched the sunglasses she had been wearing since a recent cataract operation, the Daily Mail reported.

The Queen, whose actual birthday is on April 21, inspected the troops and received a royal salute, and watched displays of precision marching before she was due to make her way back to Buckingham Palace.

Prince Charles is now Colonel of the Welsh Guards, Prince William is Colonel of the Irish Guards, and Princess Anne is Colonel of the Blues and Royals.

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan Markle, now known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, were in attendance along with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Meghan and Harry have stated their desire to jump right in and get to work in their new roles. It comes ahead of next week's journey by Meghan and the Queen to a series of engagments in Cheshire.

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