Meghan Markle and Prince Harry make first public appearance as newlyweds, after the royal wedding
The royal wedding was a magical event where we saw Prince Harry and Meghan Markle become the Duke and Duchess of Suits - I mean, Sussex. Now that the ceremony is over, you probably think the couple is on their honeymoon. However, they delayed their romantic getaway for one week to attend a special engagement.
Today Harry and Meghan made their first public appearance as newlyweds, just three days days after their nuptials at Windsor Castle. They arrived at the gardens of Buckingham Palace to attend Prince Charles' 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration. It's their first event as a royal couple and Meghan's first garden party. She looked stunning in a peach pencil dress and fancy hat those royals are so crazy about.
The royal wedding was a big event, with 600 guests attending the service, and 2,640 members of the public watching from the Windsor Castle Grounds. The guests included A-list celebrities, friends, family and those affected from the couple's charity work, such as an African orphan Prince Harry met 14 years ago. Meanwhile, this garden party will welcome over 6,000 guests, whom are all from charities that Prince Charles supports. The attendees include first responders to the tragic Manchester bombing, which occurred one year today.
After Prince William and Kate Middleton got married, their first royal appearance was a more intimate affair. They privately met with American royalty: President Barack Obama and the First Lady, Michelle. The meeting took place in the 1844 Room of Buckingham Palace, and that was the whole guest list, four people. What's more, no television cameras or reporters were allowed inside. That's quite a contrast from Prince Charles' event, which has invited thousands of guests and is being covered by the media.
Harry and Meghan looked adorable as they posed alongside Prince Charles and Princess Camilla, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall. However, while Harry was making a warm speech about his father, not everything went according to plan. A rogue bumblebee flew in his face and briefly disrupted his train of thought. "Sorry, that bee really got me," Harry riffed to the crowd. A Twitter user captured the clip, which you can watch below.
After the riff, Camilla and Meghan have a laugh, and Meghan looks adorable giggling with her hand over her mouth. The cute moment was captured on camera.
It is not known when Harry and Meghan will depart for their honeymoon. Nor is it known where they will go. Travel & Leisure originally reported that the couple was going to Namibia. However, E! News recently reported that they have chosen a different African nation as their destination, where they be able to be more anonymous, and have more privacy.
"To say it's taken some time to find the right location is an understatement," a source told E! News. "Going somewhere they can bring minimal security and not worry about people seeing them has been of the utmost importance."