Since her engagement to Prince Harry back in November 2017, Meghan Markle has had her fair share of royal milestones. On June 9, she made her very first appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony, joining her husband and the rest of the family for the annual Trooping the Colour. For the special occasion — which doubles up as the celebration of the queen's birthday — Meghan wore a gorgeous Carolina Herrera dress, and we couldn't help but notice the similarities between her first Trooping the Colour and Kate Middleton's.
The Duchess of Cambridge was first seen at the event in 2011, two months after her wedding to Prince William. For both special occasions, Kate and Meghan opted for tailored button jackets, large hats that sat to the side, and perfect waves. As we wait to see more of the Duchess of Sussex alongside her new family, read on to see Kate and Meghan's first appearances at Trooping of the Colour, side by side.