Members of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch a fly-past of aircraft by the Royal Air Force, in London on Saturday. AFP
Prince Harry's wife Meghan made her first public appearance on Saturday since giving birth last month, joining a host of British royals to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's official birthday in London.
The Duchess of Sussex joined her husband at the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony, in her only official royal engagement since she gave birth to their son Archie in early May.
The occasion sees Britain's most prestigious regiments stage a centuries-old spectacle of military pomp and pageantry.
Prince Harry, Meghan, Kate and Camilla attend the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony in London on Saturday.
Over 1400 parading soldiers, almost 300 horses and 400 musicians took part in the event.
Meghan has been on maternity leave for the past four weeks after giving birth to Archie at a private hospital in London in the early hours of May 6.
The 37-year-old emerged, relaxed and smiling, back into the public spotlight on Saturday in a navy blue outfit featuring a matching hat.
She accompanied Harry, Prince Charles's wife Camilla and Prince William's wife Kate on a coach ride through central London, before appearing alongside the Queen and other royals on a Buckingham Palace balcony.
One-year-old Prince Louis, William and Kate's second son, made his first appearance at the annual event.
The entire entourage watched from the balcony as the Royal Air Force's Red Arrows aerobatic team performed a flypast over the central London ceremony.
Strict about children's appearance, the London school emphasises that hair longer than shoulder length must be tied back. Charlotte had done so neatly, with a whispy ponytail. She also bore a backpack with a sequin-studded unicorn keychain.
New father Britain's Prince Harry returned on Saturday to the Windsor Castle chapel where he married Meghan Markle a year ago this weekend, attending the wedding of relative Lady Gabriella Windsor.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday set out his government's priorities at a parliamentary ceremony full of pomp and pageantry attended by the Queen, with Brexit top of the agenda.
Thomas Markle described the royal family as "one of the greatest long-living institutions ever," saying that when Meghan married Harry in May 2018 they took an obligation "to be part of the royals and to represent the royals."
The guests were asked to undergo a COVID-19 tests, and to present the negative result of the test before entering the house.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, on Saturday said it carried out 77,640 additional COVID-19 tests in the country over the last 24 hours, using the latest testing methods.
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