Harry’s ‘pushy’ gift for Meghan
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.
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
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