On Saturday, Meghan Markle, the newly titled Duchess of Sussex, made her royal debut at the Trooping the Colour ceremony, an annual celebration to commemorate the Queen’s birthday.
Looking as graceful as ever, Meghan captured the attention of many when she arrived alongside her husband in a bespoke Carolina Herrera pale pink, off-the-shoulder midi dress and a matching Philip Treacy hat.
For the first time, the 36-year-old former actress joined Prince Harry and the rest of the royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch the flypast by the Royal Air Force’s Red Arrows.
While we can’t deny her elegance, according to Express, Meghan’s designer look was actually a huge evasion of royal protocol — one that as it turns out, she has broken a few times before. What is her rule-breaking habit, you ask? Shoulder exposure!
Traditionally, women in the royal family are restricted from wearing revealing outfits like garments that feature off-the-shoulder detailing. However, the new Dutchess doesn’t seem all too bothered, as it wasn’t too long ago (three weeks to be exact) that Meghan wowed the world in an off-the-shoulder Givenchy wedding gown.
As a controversial new royal, we like that Meghan is staying true to herself and breaking a few style rules. If you ask us, she fits in well with the rest of the royal family!
Following Trooping the Colour, on the occasion of Her Majesty’s 92nd Birthday, members of The Royal Family stand on the balcony to watch a fly past. 23 aircraft took part in the Fly Past highlighting the range of aircraft used by the Royal Air Force, including the Red Arrows Aerobatic Team, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, helicopters and fast jet combat aircraft. #Troopingthecolour 📷 PA