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MEGHAN Markle smiled as she joined Kate Middleton and other royals for a family photo during Trooping the Colour today in her first public appearance since the birth of Archie. But the Duchess of Sussex was not accompanied by her newborn son on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s official birthday celebrations. 16 The smiling royals gather on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for a family photo at Trooping the Colour todayCredit: Reuters16 Meghan and Harry in a carriage leaving Buckingham Palace for the parade todayCredit: James Whatling16 The Duchess of Cambridge beaming at crowds of wellwishers who came to watch the paradeCredit: Goff Photos16 The Red Arrows flying in formation over Buckingham Palace and the crowds watching belowCredit: © UK MoD Crown Copyright 2019 This image may be used for current news purposes only. It16 Meghan smiling at Kate on their way out of Buckingham PalaceCredit: James Whatling16 The Queen joining the celebration in a carriage16 Meghan and Harry arriving at Trooping the Colour earlierCredit: © Max MumbyMeghan will join the rest of the royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in her first outing since Archie’s birth on May 6. She briefly spoke in St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle to show her baby to the world in the days after his birth. But Meghan has spent the majority of her time since then bonding with Archie in Frogmore Cottage, her home with Prince Harry, away from the public eye. Since Archie’s birth, Meghan has been absent from several high profile royal events. Her presence alongside Kate today comes amid rumours of a rift between the princesses. 16 Queen Elizabeth II during the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade in central London16 Kate Middleton will also join the other royals on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the ceremonyCredit: Rex Features16 Over 1,400 soldiers are taking part in Trooping the Colour – the parade celebrating the Queen’s official birthdayCredit: �2019 Pete Maclaine / i-Images16 Medics help a soldier who fell from his horse during the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade in central London16 Meghan Markle will join the royal family for Trooping the Colour to celebrate the Queen’s birthday this weekend – it will be her first public appearance since she gave birth to ArchieCredit: Associated PressMeghan didn’t attend the royal banquet at Buckingham Palace held in honour American President Donald Trump this week. Days before his arrival, President Trump said he didn’t realise Meghan had been “nasty” about him — but praised the idea of an American princess. Royal expert Ingrid Seward says Meghan’s outing today could be seen as a deliberate attempt to spite Trump She said: “I don’t think [Meghan would] miss an opportunity like that – it’s totally high profile, so then it makes her, will make her point with Trump – ‘I didn’t come to the state banquet, here I am at the Trooping the Colour parade!'” News of Meghan’s appearance comes after The Sun exclusively revealed her wedding pictures with Harry were leaked on Instagram after their photographer was hacked. Meghan also missed out on the commemorative events for the 75th anniversary of the Allied D-Day landings on June 6, 1944. Husband Harry had donned his Blues and Royals ceremonial uniform to pay tribute to Chelsea Pensioners at the Royal Hospital Chelsea on Thursday. Speaking to the crowd which had six veterans of the D-Day landings in the audience, Harry said: “I can only say that you are a constant reminder of the great debt we owe those who have served this nation.” Queen Elizabeth takes part in the Trooping the Colour parade in central London greece frightening Horrified mum lands from hol to find sick autistic son wasn’t on plane ‘YOU DON’T REPRESENT US’ England fan attacked by Tommy Robinson speaks out after punch SOLDIER DOWN Soldier falls off horse at Trooping the Colour parade for Queen’s birthday LatestFAIRGROUND HORROR At least 28 injured after fairground merry-go-round ‘snapped in half’ ZIG A ZIG ARRGH! Spice Girls gig descends into chaos as grown women brawl in front of kids Trooping the Colour sees 1,400 soldiers, 400 musicians and 200 horses parade to celebrate the Queen’s official birthday. Her Majesty’s 93rd birthday was actually in April, but the official birthday parade is celebrated on the second Saturday of June every year. Earlier, medics had to help a soldier who fell off his horse during the display. 16 The parade is held every year to celebrate the Queen’s official birthdayCredit: BBC16 Members of the Welsh Guards, a regiment of Household Division, march to Horseguards paradeCredit: Getty – Contributor16 Wellwishers waving Union Jacks along the route of the parade this morningCredit: Getty – Contributor16 Thousands of royalists have turned out for the spectacular occasionCredit: Getty – ContributorUS President Donald Trump tells Piers Morgan that his ‘nasty’ comment about Meghan Markle was misconstrued We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.