The Duchess Of Sussex Returns To Royal Duties In Navy Givenchy Ensemble

The new mother took a break from maternity leave to attend the Queen's birthday parade

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

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The Duchess of Sussex made her first royal appearance since the birth of her and Prince Harry‘s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, at the 2019 Trooping the Colour parade.

In a similar fashion to last year’s ceremony, Meghan travelled in the procession alongside the Duke of Sussex in one of the royal carriages.

An Alexander McQueen-clad Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall, who wore Bruce Oldfield, sat opposite the new parents.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, The Duchess of Cambridge, and The Duchess of Cornwall

The new parents joined the Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Cornwall at Trooping the Colour 2019 Photo: Getty

Demonstrating her royal fashion know-how, the 37-year-old looked to close friend Clare Waight Keller for assistance once again in a navy Givenchy ensemble complete with a caped coat.

Giving us all a lesson in how to achieve one-tone dressing – this season’s most talked about styling trick – matching gloves, a quilted Givenchy purse and Noel Stewart headpiece finished the daytime get-up.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

The Duchess of Sussex could be seen holding a matching Givenchy clutch
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The royal wore a similar ensemble, also by Givenchy, at Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding in October 2018.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry dressed in his full Blues and Royals uniform. Unlike his brother, the Duke of Cambridge, he does not ride on horseback during the parade.

The Duchess of Sussex

The royal wore a similar ensemble at Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s October 2018 nuptials
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The Duchess of Sussex’s decision to attend the event echoes the Duchess of Cambridge who was also at a similar stage in maternity leave when she attended Trooping the Colour last year.

The 2018 parade famously marked the Duchess of Sussex’s first Buckingham Palace appearance and took place just days after the newlyweds’ rumoured honeymoon.

The former actress chose a pink off-the-shoulder Carolina Herrera skirt suit for the prestigious event with a co-ordinating Philip Treacy hat to finish – the perfect regal touch.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Last year, the Duchess of Sussex chose an off-the-shoulder Carolina Herrera skirt suit
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Trooping the Colour marks the Queen’s 93rd birthday, as senior members of the royal family gather on the Buckingham Palace balcony to watch the RAF flypast.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte made smiling appearances on the balcony, and Prince Louis also made his official royal debut.

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK.

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