It’s been three days since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle and the couple is already making their first public appearance as husband and wife.
Prince Harry and his bride attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace for Prince Charles’ 70th Birthday, which happens to be in November. Meghan dressed in a pale pink dress with matching hat, looked regal as she stood beside her father-in-law and stepmother-in-law while her husband made a speech about his father. The party was held to honor Prince Charles’ charity work, with many of those he’s worked with in attendance.
“We’re here to today to reflect on and celebrate my father’s dedicated support to all of you and the work that you do,” Harry said before honoring those affected by the Manchester Arena bombing, one year after the attack. “It really is amazing to see so many of you here today for this family celebration. I say family because this is a chance for us to honor the Prince of Wales’ work over the last 40 plus years.
“I know you really didn’t want today be about you and would far rather the focus be on the people and our organizations represented here. I know that in your mind you see the opportunity of bringing everyone together as an chance to thank them for all the amazing work. It is your selfless drive to effect change whether that is to improve the live of those who are on the wrong path or to protect a particular species under threat, with which William and I draw inspiration from everyday.”
Harry went on to thank his father for his “incredible work,” as Prince Charles looked on.
“You have inspired William and I and looking out here today it is clear to see we are not alone,” he said. “You have created an incredible body of work that has and will continue to make such a huge difference to so many peoples lives both here and around the world. With that, ladies and gentlemen, please can I ask you to join me in wishing the Prince of Wales a very happy birthday, six months ahead of his 70th, how very Royal.
The Prince then gave his father a kiss and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex went on to perform their royal duties.