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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle appear at first royal event as newlyweds

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends The Prince of Wales' 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration held at Buckingham Palace on May 22, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - Pool/Getty Images)
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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attended a Buckingham Palace garden party honoring Harry’s father, Prince Charles, for his many years of charitable work.

LONDON — Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, on Tuesday attended their first royal event as newlyweds — a Buckingham Palace garden party honoring Harry’s father, Prince Charles, for his many years of charitable work.

The long spell of sunny weather that gave their Saturday wedding a special glow continued Tuesday at the outdoor occasion.

More than 6,000 people involved with charities supported by Charles also attended the party in the vast palace gardens.

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It is the first of many events to be held in advance of Charles’ 70th birthday in November.

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Meghan chose a pale pink dress by British label Goat for the occasion, worn with a matching saucer-style hat by milliner Philip Treacy.

Harry spoke in glowing words about his father’s good deeds — despite being buzzed by a bee that momentarily threw him off his prepared remarks.

‘‘It is your selfless drive to affect change, whether that is to improve the lives of those who are on the wrong path, to save an important piece of our national heritage or to protect a particular species under threat, which (Prince) William and I draw inspiration from every day,’’ he said.

The event marks the first time Harry and Meghan have been seen in public since an evening reception on their wedding night.

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The couple reportedly had delayed their honeymoon so that they could attend the event.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend The Prince of Wales' 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration held at Buckingham Palace on May 22, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - Pool/Getty Images)
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Prince Charles, Camilla, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend The Prince of Wales' 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration held at Buckingham Palace on May 22, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - Pool/Getty Images)
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Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 22: (L-R) Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex gives a speech next to Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex as they attend The Prince of Wales' 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration held at Buckingham Palace on May 22, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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Prince Harry spoke at the event.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends The Prince of Wales' 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration held at Buckingham Palace on May 22, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - Pool/Getty Images)
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(Front row L-R) Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, his wife Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and her husband Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (unseen), pose during the Prince of Wales's 70th Birthday Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in London on May 22, 2018. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a Garden Party to celebrate the work of The Prince's Charities in the year of Prince Charles's 70th Birthday. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Dominic LipinskiDOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images
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The group posed outside Buckingham Palace.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 22: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission of #961397372 with alternate crop.) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, jewellery detail, attends The Prince of Wales' 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration held at Buckingham Palace on May 22, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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A closer look at Meghan’s bling.