Meghan Markle breaks royal protocol at Trooping the Colour

GETTY Prince Louis could join his brother and sister on Buckingham Palace balcony

GETTY Prince Louis could join his brother and sister on Buckingham Palace balcony

It's official: the Duchess of Sussex has made her debut appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony at Trooping the Colour 2018.

Queen Elizabeth II smiles at Prince William, Duke of Cambridge during Trooping The Color ceremony at The Royal Horseguards on June 9, 2018 in London.

Meanwhile, the wife of Prince William, Kate Middleton has always worn sleeves that went past her elbows ever since she first attended a Trooping back in 2011. Royalists couldn't help but notice Savannah Phillips, the seven-year-old daughter of Peter and Autumn, becoming quite bossy towards Prince George. Meghan Markle appeared for the first time with husband Prince Harry, to Kate's left. The 29-year-old teamed her frock with a crisp black blazer with cape sleeves, a coordinating green quilted bag with a gold chain and patent black court shoes with a bold strap.

Meghan's premiere week continues on Jun. 14, when she and the Queen will travel to Cheshire for a series of royal events.

The Trooping the Colour ceremony is an event the Queen knows well and she would have inspected the Guardsmen, in their scarlet tunics and bearskins with a keen eye.

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The Duchess of Sussex, as Markle is now known, wore a Carolina Herrera dress and a hat by Philip Treacy.

Princess Charlotte, meanwhile, took a mini tumble that resulted in some tears: Right as she was peeking out over the balcony's balustrade, the munchkin lost her balance and fell backwards.

Prince Philip, who turns 97 tomorrow and has effectively retired from public duties, was the only major figure missing from the gathering. Despite speculation, new baby Prince Louis did not make an appearance on the balcony.

The date also happens to double as the biggest royal photo-op of the year, even surpassing Harry and Meghan's own wedding, since extended family is included.

The Ministry of Defence said he was "receiving medical attention" but would not give further details.

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