By Ashley Hoffman
Updated: June 9, 2018 9:10 AM ET

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may be newlyweds, but that wouldn’t stop them from their official royal duties at the Trooping the Colour 2018 in London.

On Saturday, the newly minted Duchess of Sussex attended the annual Queen’s birthday parade. A longstanding tradition, the event is so called because military units show their “colours,” or flags, and then troop (march) around. As many as 1,400 soldiers performed drills to honor the day, and thousands line the streets to watch the fanfare.

Unsurprisingly, most of the eyeballs were on the new family addition. Meghan wore an off-the-shoulder Carolina Herrera dress in pale pink with a matching Philip Treacy hat.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, arrive at The Royal Horseguards during Trooping the Colour ceremony on June 9, 2018 in London, England
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Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour on June 9, 2018 in London, England
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She came. She waved. She conquered.

There Meghan was, smiling for the crowds, sharing a carriage with her new husband, Prince Harry. Later, Meghan made her royal balcony debut – albeit in the second row – as the British royals appeared before the cheering crowds outside Buckingham Palace.

She attended Prince Charles’ 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration on May 22, but this event is her first widely watched appearance following her honeymoon after the royal wedding on May 19.

(From left to right) Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice, Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Peter Phillips, Autumn Phillips, Isla Phillips and Savannah Phillips on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour on June 9, 2018 in London, England
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Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall, and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, during Trooping the Colour on the Mall on June 9, 2018 in London, England
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Queen Elizabeth II arrives at The Royal Horseguards during the Trooping The Colour ceremony on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1,400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st
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Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, and her mother-in-law, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, followed close behind Meghan and Harry. Kate wore an Alexander McQueen dress and a Juliette Botterill hat in an ice blue that matched Camilla’s attire.

Prince George and Prince Charlotte also made appearances later in the day.

Following the wedding, Meghan’s royal website profile was instantly updated to emphasize charity commitments to organizations like UN Women, One Young World and World Vision.

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