Harry’s ‘pushy’ gift for Meghan

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Front Page - BY AMY SHARPE [email protected]­daymir­ror.co.uk

LIT­TLE Prince Louis stole the show yes­ter­day as the Roy­als turned out for his great-grand­mother’s 93rd birth­day.

But new mum Meghan Markle daz­zled in her first of­fi­cial ap­pear­ance since the birth of her son Archie on May 6 – wear­ing a push ring.

The Duchess was spot­ted with the third band on her wed­ding fin­ger, be­lieved to be a gift from hus­band

Harry – fol­low­ing a US trend to recog­nise a part­ner’s ef­forts in child­birth.

Five-week-old Prince

Archie was ab­sent on the bal­cony. Sources said he was be­ing looked af­ter in­side the Palace.

But lit­tle Louis made a mem­o­rable first ap­pear­ance with all four gen­er­a­tions of the fam­ily. The 13-month-old prince pouted, scowled and waved as the RAF staged a flypast af­ter the Troop­ing the Colour cer­e­mony to cel­e­brate the Queen’s of­fi­cial birth­day.

He and sib­lings Ge­orge, five, and four-year-old Char­lotte were colour-co­or­di­nated in blue and white as they joined the Duke and Kate on the Buck­ing­ham Palace bal­cony.

The Queen her­self looked thrilled to be sur­rounded by her ever-grow­ing fam­ily for the event in her hon­our – although 97-year-old Prince Philip did not at­tend as he has re­tired from pub­lic du­ties.

Meghan looked ra­di­ant in a blue dress by Bri­tish stylist Clare Waight Keller, paired with a Noel Ste­wart hat.

Ear­lier she joined hus­band Harry, the Duchess of Corn­wall and the Duchess of Cam­bridge – wear­ing a lemon Alexan­der McQueen dress – to ride to Horse Guards Pa­rade in an open car­riage. The Queen, whose ac­tual birth­day is in April, ar­rived in a grand pro­ces­sion with a Sov­er­eign’s Es­cort from the Household Cavalry.

As reg­i­men­tal colonels, sons Prince Charles and Prince An­drew, daugh­ter Princess Anne and grand­son Prince Wil­liam all pa­raded on horse­back.

The cel­e­bra­tion, in­volv­ing around 1,400 ser­vice­men, saw hun­dreds of Guards­men line up on the pa­rade ground to be in­spected by Her Majesty. This year’s cer­e­mo­nial reg­i­men­tal flag was from the 1st Bat­tal­ion Gre­nadier Guards.

Among dig­ni­taries at­tend­ing was Theresa May, who for­mally stepped down as Prime Min­is­ter on Fri­day.

Af­ter the cer­e­mony crowds were treated to a dis­play of Ty­phoon jets and Puma and Chi­nook he­li­copters. Strong winds kept some, in­clud­ing a Spit­fire, Hur­ri­cane and Lan­caster from the Bat­tle of Bri­tain Memo­rial Flight, from fly­ing. And even Prince Louis joined in the smiles as the Red Ar­rows per­formed a flypast fi­nale, fill­ing the skies with red, white

and blue.

LOVELY to see Meghan had a push ring on her wed­ding fin­ger when she ap­peared at the Queen’s 93rd birth­day cel­e­bra­tions.

We know it’s one of those Amer­i­can im­ports which some of Harry’s aris­to­cratic friends might sneer at.

But we like the idea that Meghan isn’t too posh to push.

NOT AMUSED Louis pulls a face in his mum’s arms

A GRAN DAY OUT Queen is joined by three gen­er­a­tions of her fam­ily IT’S ONE’S BIRTH­DAY Queen waves to crowd

SPLASH OF COLOUR Red Ar­rows roar

DASH OF COLOUR Cold­stream Guards pre­pare for pa­rade

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