Prince Harry Attends a Buckingham Palace Garden Party with Queen Elizabeth
Prince Harry stepped away from his newborn son to attend the palace garden party with Queen Elizabeth II, and he did something special for his wife, Meghan Markle.
When it comes to parties, the Royal family goes all out, and despite the weather, Prince Harry joined the Queen for her second garden party at Buckingham Palace.
The pair arrived together with Her Majesty dressed elegantly in a pink outfit and her custom hat of the same color. She also had with her, a pink umbrella and carried a small black bag.
Prince Harry dressed in a pinstripe trouser, long coat, a top hat, and held a black umbrella. The monarch and her grandson were not the only Royals in attendance; Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie also joined the Queen.
The garden party is held every year by the Queen, and this is the second one this month. The first had Kate Middleton and Prince William in attendance, but they were missing from this one.
According to the Duke of Sussex's Instagram page, 8,000 people attended, and the event dates back to 1860, during the reign of Queen Victoria.
The party is used by Her Majesty to recognize those who have worked in developing their communities and giving back through charity work and volunteering.
At this event, the Queen and her grandson mingled with the guests, and Prince Harry spoke to those he invited personally. He met with the representative of African Park Networks, which he works with as their President, and the mental health consultant for We Are Invictus Games.
The Duke of Sussex was not making the rounds for himself only. As the Duchess is still on maternity leave and unable to attend, he met with the charities she worked with; she visited them before she delivered and extended a personal invitation.
The charities include Smartworks and The Mayhew, and he also met with representatives of the National Theater and the Association of Commonwealth Universities on her behalf.
The Duke and Duchess first attended the garden party last May after they got married, and Markle is expected to return to public functions in June for Trooping the Colour.
The event is essential for all senior members of the Royal family, and the new mother is required to attend.
Also present at the tea party were several men from the armed services, the art world, representatives of charities, and volunteers.