How Meghan Markle dared to break protocol at Queen's birthday parade

Meghan and Kate at the balcony of Buckingham Palace for Trooping the Colours

Meghan and Kate at the balcony of Buckingham Palace for Trooping the Colours

Designer Stella McCartney said she wanted to help Meghan Markle project her "human side" when making the American actress' second dress for her marriage to Britain's Prince Harry.

Earlier this week, Harry's office announced that the prince and Meghan would travel to Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand later this year.

Meghan and Harry's outdoor African adventures are said to have ranged from rugged safaris and other outdoor activities to simply relaxing out in the sun, hence Meghan's tan at the queen's annual birthday parade, Trooping The Colour, last weekend.

You may have noticed that she was standing behind her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton.

"[Markle's position on the balcony] would have come from her", the source told the magazine.

The Duchess of Sussex, will carry out her first official engagement with the Queen this week.

The Royal family at the Trooping the Colours
The Royal family at the Trooping the Colours

The duchess stepped out looking all glam in a pale pink, off-the-shoulder Carolina Herrera dress with a matching wide-brimmed fascinator.

She also wore pink for her very first royal outing on May 22, as well as an nearly identical hat.

"She was central, rather than the alternative of being in the front row and along the balcony to the left or right", he explains. "And there were a lot of kids who everyone would want at the front". Prince Harry and Her Royal Highness have captured the hearts of the Fijian people, just as they have captured the hearts of billions of people around the world, and we look forward to warmly welcoming them and showing them our special brand of Fijian hospitality.

It was the couple's first appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony together. That means that if or when Prince William ascends to the throne, and Kate becomes queen consort, Meghan will have to curtsy to her.

"She was still near the heart of the action", Little says.

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