Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton look incredible as they join the Queen at the Trooping Of The Colour

8 June 2019, 12:05 | Updated: 8 June 2019, 16:24

Meghan Markle at Trooping The Colour
New mum Meghan looks sophisticated in navy blue. Picture: Getty

By Beci Wood

Meghan Markle was beaming as she returned to Royal duties today for the first time since giving birth to her son Archie last month.

The 37-year-old former Suits actress showed off a new mum glow as she joined her husband Harry to celebrate The Queen's official birthday at Trooping The Colour in London.

The Duchess of Sussex opted for a navy blue dress and hat with her hair tied up in a bun, while Harry wore his frockcoat uniform of the Blues and Royals, part of the Household Cavalry of the British Army.

Meghan Markle Trooping The Colour
Meghan waves to fans as she returns to duties. Picture: Getty

It was the couple's first appearance together since introducing Archie to the world four week's ago but they showed no indication they were struggling with sleepless nights as they enthusiastically waved to fans.

Archie stayed away from the occasion as his parents rode in an open top carriage along Horse Guards Parade near Buckingham Palace in front of thousands of spectators.

Meghan Markle Trooping The Colour
Meghan shows off a new mum glow. Picture: Getty

Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, and Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge rode opposite the new parents dressed in the more summery colours of green and yellow.

Camilla teamed her dress with a cream hat and gloves, while Kate wore a pale yellow Alexander McQueen ensemble and floral hat, which she previously wore to Meghan and Harry's wedding.

Trooping The Colour
Harry and Megan join Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall and Kat, The Duchess of Cambridge. Picture: Getty

The Queen, who turned 92 in April, rode alone in a luxurious horse drawn carriage with a crown on top.

Her Majesty looked smart in a sequinned cream suit and hat, accompanied by pearl jewellery.

The Queen
The Queen looks deep in thought as she rides alone. Picture: Getty

1,400 troops, 400 musicians and 200 horses will march in the annual parade which co-incides with the public celebration of Her Majesty's birthday. 

The Queen
The Queen celebrates her official birthday on the second Saturday of June. Picture: Getty

Prince William, wearing his Irish Guards uniform, was seen arriving with Kate however Prince Philip, who turns 98 on Monday, was not seen.

Duchess of Cambridge and Camilla
The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duchess of Cambridge sit side by side. Picture: Getty