It’s a nerve-inducing moment for anyone. Newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their first official appearance as a married couple alongside the royal family at Trooping the Colour on Saturday, June 9. The newlyweds first entered into the procession via horse-drawn carriage, waving to spectators in a moment reminiscent from their wedding at Windsor from three weeks ago.
The Duke and the Duchess of Sussex then joined the Queen and the rest of the family—including Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte—on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the fly-over of the Royal Air Force. There were several cute interactions seen from afar, including Markle and Middleton briefly chatting, as well as Duchess of Cornwall Camilla leaning over to say something to Harry. Of course, one of the standout moments was the Duchess of Cambridge’s lightning fast reflexes when Charlotte fell off a bench, and Prince George having his mouth covered by his cousin.
However, an expert had even more insight to shed about the royal family from the spectacle of an event. According to the Mirror’s lip-reader, Harry wanted to make sure that Markle felt comfortable throughout the occasion.
At one point, he turned over and asked, “Okay?”
She replied, “Yeah, are you?”
A few moments then passed and she admitted that she was “nervous!”
He then replied “Yes” and smiled before checking in on her again.
Along with the sweet initial convo, Harry primed Markle and assured her that he would walk through details with her. “When you get into it I’ll tell you more later,” he promised before later adding: “Then there’s the flypast and then we all look up to the sky.”
As recalled, one particularly adorable moment from the day showed the family watching the RAF show while Harry seemingly looked over at his wife to admire her reaction. The Duchess of Cornwall also appeared to engage with the couple during the fantastic air show.
Kensington Palace announced Sunday that the newlyweds will soon embark on their official tour as a couple. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will undertake an official visit to Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand in the Autumn,” the statement read. “The tour will fall on the occasion of the @invictusgames2018 in Sydney.”
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