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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Attended Their First Royal Engagement as Husband and Wife

The newlyweds stepped out to honor Harry's father, Prince Charles.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Prince Charles Birthday Party
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Just three days after their wedding at St. George's Chapel, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are back on royal duty. Their first post-nuptial engagement wasn't all work, though—there was plenty of celebration! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped out to attend an event dedicated to Prince Charles, just a few months shy of his 70th birthday. 

 

Married life looks good on these two. Meghan rocked a Duchess Kate-approved silk-crepe dress from Goat and a matching hat, reports People. There was no sign of any of her "rule-breaking" signatures, either. She wore her hair in a polished chignon (not her go-to messy bun!) and even donned pantyhose. Her new husband was just as prim and dapper by her side. Prince Harry chose a formal suit for the occasion, complete with a cream-colored vest and blue tie. His best accessory? His gold wedding band.

 

Related: See Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Official Wedding Photos

Prince Charles Camilla Parker Bowles and Meghan Markle
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The Prince of Wales' fête took place in the gardens of Buckingham Palace and honored his patronages, military affiliations, and charity work. The event was part celebration, part remembrance—it also recognized the first responders on the scene of the May 2017 Manchester Arena terrorist attack.

 

This particular party is the reason why the newlyweds decided to postpone their honeymoon to Africa. It seems like it's the least they could do, considering the legendary party Prince Charles threw for them on the evening of May 19. Harry and Meghan's second wedding reception was a force to be reckoned with—it included festival-themed food stations, unlimited Champagne, beer pong, and plenty of celebrity appearances (James Corden acted as unofficial host!).