Prince Harry and Meghan Markle -- now known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex -- have made their first official appearance as a married couple only three days after their wedding in Windsor.
The newlyweds stepped out for a garden party at Buckingham Palace to celebrate Charles, the Prince of Wales', 70th birthday. The name of the event is a tad confusing, given that Charles's birthday is actually in November, but it's just one part of a year-long celebration honouring the future king and the organisations he works closely with.
Meghan, 36, looked every bit the royal for the sun-filled event in a pale pink-and-taupe silk-crepe design by Goat, which featured sheer long sleeves and an empire waist. She accessorised the polished ensemble with a pale pink clutch and shoes, as well as a matching hat.
And surprising royal enthusiasts, the former actress chose to comb her hair back into an impossibly glossy side chignon for the swanky event -- a huge departure from the messy bun we've come to expect from the newly-minted royal.
Harry, meanwhile, was garden party ready in pinstripe pants, tails, and a requisite silk top hat, paired with a springy, oyster-coloured vest and primary blue tie.
Harry, 33, took to the podium to deliver a warm and witty speech in honour of his father, but was quickly interrupted by a bumblebee which flew into his ear. Midway through the speech, he suddenly went off-script and said laughing: "To say... phffff....that bee really got me!"
According to the Daily Mail, the unexpected attack left his new wife in a fit of giggles. She tried to regain composure by placing a hand over her beaming smile but ultimately let loose to share in the funny moment with her new in-laws.
Harry and Meghan tied the knot on a sunny afternoon on May 19th at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in front of 600 people and millions more watching from around the globe.
They chose to delay their honeymoon so they could attend Charles' birthday celebration and reportedly make another royal appearance in Ireland in the weeks following the wedding.
Details on when and where their honeymoon will take place have been kept secret, although reports suggest they might be planning to visit Botswana.
Following that, they are reportedly planning an official visit to New Zealand in October, following the Invictus Games in Sydney.
We look forward to seeing the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex on New Zealand soil.
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