Thousands gather for 'Trooping the Colour' for Queen Elizabeth

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Meghan Markle, the newly-minted Duchess of Sussex, made her Trooping the Colour debut on June 9 as members of the House of Windsor gathered on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the annual family portrait in honour of Queen Elizabeth's birthday.

That's right, she's stepped out with the rest of her in-laws onto the famed Buckingham Palace balcony, according to TMZ.

Waiting crowds greeted the couple with cheers as they emerged from the palace. So, three weeks after her wedding, which was followed by an outing at a Buckingham Palace garden party for the charities and organizations tied to Prince Charles, who turns 70 this year, Meghan is now plunging-carefully and deliberately-into royal life.

This year's parade also saw the first time a guard has worn a turban during the ceremony.

Princess Eugenie, 28, will marry Jack Brooksbank, 31, on October 12, and it is easy to draw parallels with the royal wedding of Meghan Markle, 36, and Prince Harry, 33, which took place earlier this year.

Meghan is wearing a Carolina Herrera dress, a Philip Treacy hat, and Birks rings.

Buckingham Palace said Friday that the Queen underwent successful cataract surgery in May.

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Guardsman Charanpreet Singh Lall marched among 1,000 British soldiers who took part in the Trooping the Colour parade.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

The research also showed the heir to the throne, Prince Charles, continued to up his work rate, undertaking 85 engagements in the month of May alone.

Among the guests was Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, the Prime Minister Theresa May normally attends but is at a G7 meeting of world leaders in Canada.

Trooping the Colour dates back to the 17 century, and is performed by regiments of the British and Commonwealth armies. Meanwhile Princess Charlotte burst into floods of tears (right) during the celebration to mark the Queen's 92nd birthday.

The massed bands of the Household Division and the Mounted Band of the Household Calvary provided the musical backing for the ceremony. Flags, or colours, were "trooped" so soldiers in the ranks would be able to recognize them.

The Queen, dressed in blue, rode by herself in an open carriage.