Meghan Markle Makes First Public Appearance With The Queen At Commonwealth Day Ceremony

Meghan Markle made her first royal appearance alongside the Queen Monday, as the pair marked Commonwealth Day by attending an event at Westminster Abbey.

Markle, 36, who looked as stunning as ever in a black dress and cream coat by Amanda Wakeley, as well as a matching hat by Stephen Jones, appeared side-by-side with the head of the Commonwealth, Her Majesty, 91. Their latest appearance comes after the former “Suits” actress joined the Royal Family for their Christmas Day church service.

The pair attended Monday’s event alongside Prince Harry, 33, Prince Charles, 69, his wife Camilla, 70, as well as Kate Middleton, 36, and Prince William, 35.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrived with Kate Middleton and Prince William
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrived with Kate Middleton and Prince William — Getty

British Prime Minister Theresa May was also in attendance, along with singer Liam Payne, who performed a cover of John Mayer’s “Waiting on the World to Change”.

After the service, Harry and his wife-to-be, who are set to tie the knot at Windsor Castle on May 19, were said to have attended a private reception for all of those involved, which included leaders from the 53 member states.

Queen Elizabeth II was escorted by Dr John Hall, the Dean of Westminster
Queen Elizabeth II was escorted by Dr John Hall, the Dean of Westminster — Getty

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Harry, who will take on an official leadership position within the Commonwealth next month in a bid to attract new generations to the organization, made sure to mention his duties during his engagement interview with the BBC back in November.

Meghan Markle looked as stunning as ever in a cream and black ensemble as she arrived at the ceremony
Meghan Markle looked as stunning as ever in a cream and black ensemble as she arrived at the ceremony — Getty

He explained, “With lots of young people running around the Commonwealth, that’s where we’ll spend most of our time hopefully.”

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Markle added at the time: “One of the first things we started talking about when we met was just the different things that we wanted to do in the world and how passionate we were about seeing change.

“Being able to go around the Commonwealth I think is just the beginning of that.”

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