The Duchess of Sussex recently made a surprise appearance at Trooping the Colour, riding in on a carriage alongside her husband, Prince Harry, as well as Kate Middleton and Camilla Parker-Bowles.
The event took place this Saturday, June 7, 2019, at Buckingham Palace, in London, over a month after Meghan Markle gave birth to baby Archie Harrison.
It has been reported that this was her first royal appearance since then and was particularly surprising because it is traditional for royal mothers to take a six-month break from official engagements.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry arriving at the Buckingham Palace for Trooping the Colour | Photo: Getty Images
BACK IN STYLE
Her outfit was completely different from the one she wore in 2018
While on maternity leave, Meghan missed some important royal events, such as Lady Gabriella Windsor's wedding and the state banquet in Donald Trump's honor earlier this week.
THE ORIGINAL REBEL
Meghan, however, was not the first one to steer from such tradition. Last year, the Duchess of Cambridge also attended Trooping the Colour just one month after welcoming Prince Louis into the world.
This year, the Duchess of Sussex opted for a navy Givenchy ensemble that featured a high neckline and flutter sleeves. She complemented the look by matching it with a Noel Stewart hat and a navy clutch.
HER LAST TROOPING THE COLOUR DRESS
Meghan's outfit was completely different from the one she wore in 2018, a pale pink two-piece creation by Carolina Herrera, which had an off-the-shoulder neckline and bare arms.
At the time, the ensemble was considered to be a breach in royal protocol, but the truth is that there is nothing banning sleeveless or off-the-shoulder styles when it comes to events such as Trooping the Colour.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at Trooping the Colour in 2018 | Photo: Getty Images
But the same can't be said regarding events like Royal Ascot, where strapless necklines were banned in 2018. According to a royal source, Bardot, one-shoulder and off-the-shoulder dresses were strictly forbidden.
Meghan Markle at Trooping the Color in 2018 | Photo: Getty Images
Meghan is quite fond of strapless ensembles, but she now knows that there is a time and a place for everything, which is why she is so much more careful choosing her outfits these days.