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Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Make Their First Official Appearance As Husband And Wife

It's Markle's first appearance as a member of the monarchy.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had quite the weekend, but they’re already heading back to work.

Just three days after the royal wedding, the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped out at a garden party at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday for Prince Charles’ 70th birthday patronage celebrations. It’s the two’s first engagement as a married couple.

Markle wore a gorgeous rose-colored silk crepe dress from Goat (one of the Duchess of Cambridge’s favorite brands) that retails for about $690.

She paired the dress with $450 “Siren” heels from Tamara Mellon in blush, an oyster silk clutch from Wilbur and Gussie and a hat by Philip Treacy. Meanwhile, Harry looked sharp in his morning dress and carried an umbrella.

Meghan Markle is now "Her Royal Highness."
Meghan Markle is now "Her Royal Highness."
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, giving a speech next to Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. 
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, giving a speech next to Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. 
Meghan fits right in. 
Meghan fits right in. 
Now that's a birthday party. 
Now that's a birthday party. 
Sharing a laugh. 
Sharing a laugh. 

Harry also gave a sweet speech in honor of his “Pa.” About midway through, he appeared to get stung by a bee.

“Sorry, that bee really got me,” he said, as the crowd laughed.

Harry and Meghan delayed their honeymoon in order to attend the event, which recognizes the patronages, military affiliations and charities that the Prince of Wales supports (even though Charles’ birthday is actually in November).

The two were married in front of 600 guests at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday as millions of people watched around the globe.

Harry and Meghan released their official wedding portraits, taken after their moving ceremony, on Monday. They were shot by celebrity and fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski, who also took the couple’s engagement photos.

“The Duke and Duchess would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations of their Wedding,” Kensington Palace tweeted on Monday when it released the gorgeous portraits.

“They feel so lucky to have been able to share their day with all those gathered in Windsor and those who watched on television across the UK, Commonwealth, and around the world.”

Now we just want to know where they’re going to honeymoon!

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Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle