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Meghan Markle Looks Amazing at Her First Appearance as the Duchess of Sussex

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She nailed it! Just three days after she said “I do,” Meghan Markle stepped out for the very first time as the Duchess of Sussex — and she looked amazing. Meghan and Harry made their first appearance together as a couple during a garden party at Buckingham Palace in honor of her new father-in-law, Prince Charles‘ 70th birthday.

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Meghan really pulled off her look for her first official outing as a royal. She chose a pale pink and white knee-length dress with sheer long sleeves. She accessorized her look with a matching pale pink hat that sat on top of her sleek low-bun hairstyle. She laughed and smiled as she stood next to Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla Parker-Bowles.

Even though Prince Charles’ birthday is not until November 14, the palace decided to hold various celebrations for him throughout the year, starting as early as six months in advance, according to Metro. The garden party was meant to honor Charels’ charity work, patronages, and military affiliations. Since the garden party also fell on May 22, which is the one-year anniversary of the Manchester bombing, it also served as an event to honor the first responders who helped save people during the terrorist attack.

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Prince Harry and Meghan specifically postponed their honeymoon so that they could attend her new father-in-law’s birthday celebration, and the garden party will be the first in a series of royal engagements that Harry and Meghan are set to attend in the coming weeks. According to a report by Express UK, Harry and Meghan won’t go on their honeymoon until the fall, and the Daily Mail reported that they will be traveling to Nambia. “Contrary to reports suggesting that [Harry] will whisk Meghan off to the Caribbean after the wedding on May 19, I hear he will instead turn to luxury lodge company Natural Selection to organize an adventure in the huge south-west African country,” a source close to the couple revealed.

This article originally appeared on our sister site, Closer Weekly.

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