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Friday 23rd August 2019

Meghan Markle returns to royal duties as she arrives at Trooping The Colour

Back to work for the Duchess of Sussex!

Just four weeks after welcoming son Archie Harrison, the Duchess of Sussex has returned to her royal duties.

Meghan was seen arriving at Buckingham Palace this morning alongside her husband Prince Harry and along with the Duchesses of Cambridge and Cornwall.

The royals looked thrilled about the occasion (Credit: Splash)

They were attending the Trooping The Colour ceremony, which celebrates the Queen's official birthday.

It is the first time Meghan has been seen in public since she presented her son to the world.

The new mum, pictured before the birth of son Archie, arrived at Buckingham Palace for the Queen's birthday celebrations (Credit: Splash News)

The proud parents are not thought to have brought along their newborn son to the annual event.

Meghan has made it very clear she wants to return to work as soon as possible. 

The royal smiled as she arrived at the palace in the back of a dark blue Range Rover.

She and Harry were then seen waving to onlookers as they were whisked away in a carriage to Horse Guards Parade, where they joined the royal family and thousands of spectators to watch 1,400 troops, 400 musicians and 200 horses march in the parade.

She was wearing a navy outfit and wearing her hair swept back in to an elegant bun.

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Last year, fresh from her wedding, Meghan was also seen taking part in the royal procession alongside husband Harry. She looked gorgeous in a peach dress and matching hat.

Meghan and Harry, pictured at last year's Trooping The Colour (Credit: Splash News)

New mum Meghan had apparently told her aides that she was keen to return to work as soon as possible following Archie's birth.

A source told The Sun: "Meghan has made it very clear she wants to return to work as soon as possible. She has huge amounts of energy, is extremely determined and wants to be as hands-on as possible with her charities.”

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She follows her sister-in-law the Duchess of Cambridge, who returned to her duties just five weeks after delivering her first child, heir to the throne Prince George.

Meghan was last seen in public when she introduced son Archie to the world (Credit: Chris Allerton/SussexRoyal/Instagram)

Kate also arrived at the palace this morning, looking resplendent in sunshine yellow.

She was joined by her husband Prince William before being seen chatting and laughing with Meghan, Harry and the Duchess of Cornwall as they made their way up the Mall in an open-top carriage.

It's hoped that Will and Kate's three children – George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – will be seen on the Buckingham Palace balcony, alongside the rest of the royal family, later today.

Prince Philip will be one notable absentee though, after he retired from official duties. He celebrates his 98th birthday on Monday.

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