Meghan Markle Makes First Official Appearance as The Duchess of Sussex!

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The Royal Wedding may be over, but the Royal Life has only just begun for Meghan Markle.

Mere days after she captured the heart of a nation by exchanging vows with Prince Harry, Markle made her first official appearance.

Not as Meghan Markle, of course. But as The Duchess of Sussex.

Duchess of Sussex

Equipped with this new title and the perfect look to go along with it, Markle attended a 70th birthday party in honor of her father-in-law, Prince Charles.

He is also the man who walked Meghan down the aisle last Saturday after Meghan's own father fell victim to some health problems.

Prince Harry and his lovely wife arrived at Buckingham Palace in London on Tuesday afternoon to attend a garden party for the former's dad, a gathering that caused the newlyweds to postpone their honeymoon.

It remains unclear exactly where the couple will vacation when they do finally get away from it all, but most Royal Sources assume it will be somewhere in Africa.

For this festive occasion, Harry went with a classic black suit over a white button-down shirt and a blue necktie.

Markle, whose fashion will now be scrutinzed for the rest of her life, donned a pale pink hat and a blush-colored Goat dress with sheer detailing.

She styled her brunette hair in a chic side chignon.

Royal Newlyweds Together

In photos from the party, Markle is seen sharing a laugh Charles and with Charles and Duchess Camilla, as over 6,000 people actually attended this celebration.

Prince Charles does not turn 70 until November 14, but this event served to honor patronage, military affiliations and the charities he supports.

The gathering also recognized the emergency personnel who responded to the terror attack at Ariana Grande’s concert at the Manchester Arena, which took place exactly one year ago on Tuesday.

Such an awful tragedy.

Meghan Markle and Camilla

In the days since the wedding, Prince Charles has received heaps of praise in the British press for the welcome he offered to Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland.

At one point, he was seen taking Doria's hand in the chapel when she was overcome with the emotion of the big day.

Later, he walked with her as he departed the chapel alongside his wife.

Harry and Meghan, of course, tied the knot in front of approximately 600 guests at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday, May 19.

Later that night, they celebrated at a private reception - hosted by Charles - with about 200 of their close friends and family members.

They haven't said anything in public yet about the wedding, but the newlyweds did pose for this gorgeous photos shortly after they made their union official:

Royal Bride and Groom

Simply breathtaking, isn't it?

“The couple will be going on honeymoon, but not straightaway,” said Kensington Palace spokesman Jason Knauf, adding:

“They will have their first engagement as a married couple in the week after the wedding."

At some point, we'd also have to imagine Markle and Harry sit down for a joint interview as a married couple.

Until then, we'll just need to be content with the many photos and videos from the Royal Nuptials, some of which we've shared shared below.

Click around and enjoy!

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