Duchess Meghan dazzles in navy for surprise Trooping the Colour appearance

By Meaghan Wray

Just weeks after giving birth to her first child, Archie Harrison, the Duchess of Sussex is back in the public eye – but just for a day!

Meghan took a break from her maternity leave to join Prince Harry for the second time at the Queen’s annual birthday bash, Trooping the Colour. And she looked every inch the style star she is in one of her go-to designers, Givenchy.

She paired her gorgeous navy blue bespoke ensemble with a matching cocktail Noelle Stewart hat, and accessorized with a peacock blue quilted clutch and emerald-cut earrings. Her small bag appears to be the mini pocket quilted bag also by Givenchy.

Meghan arrived in the same carriage as Harry, Kate and the Duchess of Cornwall. Photo: © Karwai Tang/WireImage

As for her beauty look, Meghan went with an up do this year, styling her raven locks in a chic low bun. The hairstyle perfectly showed off her natural beauty, which was accentuated with a simple pink lip and a small amount of bronzer on her cheeks.

The duchess stunned in navy blue. Photo: © Karwai Tang/WireImage

Just a month after she said “I do” to Prince Harry at St. George’s Chapel, the then-36-year-old made her Trooping the Colour debut. Joining Her Majesty, Prince William and Kate, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall and more, Meghan certainly made a beautiful statement. In a slightly unprecedented move, the then-newlywed showed off her décolletage in an peach off-the-shoulder two-piece ensemble by Carolina Herrera, pairing it with a matching saucer hat by Philip Treacy.

Harry and Meghan arrived in a horse carriage together. Photo: © Mike Marsland/WireImage

Her raven locks were beautiful held in bouncy curls, showing off her opal earrings – which appeared to be the very same ones she wore when she and Harry announced their engagement at Kensington Palace’s Sunken Gardens. She wore two stackable rose gold and diamond Birks rings.

The duchess wore a Carolina Herrera two-piece set and a hat by Philip Treacy. Photo: © Karwai Tang/WireImage

That year’s event was full of adorable interactions, such as the moment her husband was caught helping her out as she was reportedly nervous about the very high-profile affair. Her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge, also put her best fashion foot forward that day, dazzling in a pastel blue Alexander McQueen number and matching hat by Juliette Botterill. Unlike Meghan, Kate kept her hair fashioned in a low chignon, showing off her glimmering earrings and necklace.

Kate dazzled in pastel blue Alexander McQueen. Photo: © Karwai Tang/WireImage

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