Meghan Markle stuns in protocol-pushing Carolina Herrera dress at Trooping the Colour

Married life suits her! Meghan Markle glowed as she made her first appearance at the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony.

The Duchess of Sussex made her first formal engagement since her May 19 wedding to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 92nd birthday. For the occasion, Meghan dazzled in an off-the-shoulder custom Carolina Herrera dress that pushed protocol and a matching Philip Treacy hat. 

To complete the look, the 36-year-old royal wore her brunette tresses in voluminous curls and what looks like Essie's Ballet Slippers on her fingernails.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Charlotte, Prince George and other members of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace at Trooping The Colour, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during Trooping The Colour on the Mall on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during Trooping The Colour on the Mall on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
(left to right) Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Peter Phillips and wife Autumn with their children Savannah (right) and Isla, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, in central London, following the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade as the Queen celebrates her official birthday. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice, Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Peter Phillips, Autumn Phillips, Isla Phillips and Savannah Phillips on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice, Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Peter Phillips, Autumn Phillips, Isla Phillips and Savannah Phillips on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at Buckingham Palace, central London from Horse Guards Parade, following the Trooping the Colour ceremony, to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's official birthday. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Harry Duke of Sussex and Meghan Duchess of Sussex attend Trooping The Colour 2018 at The Royal Horseguards on June 9, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
The Duchess of Sussex arrives at Buckingham Palace, central London from Horse Guards Parade, following the Trooping the Colour ceremony, to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's official birthday. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during Trooping The Colour on the Mall on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex leave Buckingham Palace, central London on their way to Horse Guards Parade, ahead of the Trooping the Colour ceremony, as the Queen celebrates her official birthday. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
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After a carriage ride to Buckingham Palace, Meghan and Harry joined the rest of the royal family on the balcony of the queen's official residence. 

Thousands of royals fans flocked to the Palace just to see a glimpse of Meghan, Harry and the rest of the royal family. Meghan could be seen exchanging chuckles with Duchess Kate and Duchess Camilla, while the young royals, including Princess Charlotte, were totally blown away by the Royal Air Force fly by. 

Duchess Kate, who is currently on maternity leave, also made an appearance at the Trooping the Colour. The Duchess of Cambridge donned a stunning mint dress by Alexander McQueen and a hat by Juliette Botterill.

For more on the royal family, watch the video above. 

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Queen Elizabeth II smiles at Prince William, Duke of Cambridge during Trooping The Colour ceremony at The Royal Horseguards on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during Trooping The Colour on the Mall on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Queen Elizabeth II during Trooping The Colour ceremony at The Royal Horseguards on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Atmosphere at Trooping The Colour 2018 at The Royal Horseguards on June 9, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Lady Louise Windsor during Trooping The Colour on the Mall on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Queen Elizabeth II leaves Buckingham palace during Trooping The Colour on the Mall on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The Countess of Wessex (hidden) and Princess Eugenie leave Buckingham Palace, central London on their way to Horse Guards Parade, ahead of the Trooping the Colour ceremony, as Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her official birthday. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II, waves to the crowds as she in rides in a carriage as it makes its way up The Mall from Buckingham Palace, central London to Horse Guards Parade, ahead of the Trooping the Colour ceremony, to celebrate her official birthday. (Photo by Kirsty O'Connor/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Atmosphere at Trooping The Colour 2018 at The Royal Horseguards on June 9, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Members of the queen's personal troops, the Household Division during Trooping The Colour ceremony at The Royal Horseguards on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Princess Anne, Princess Royal arrive at The Royal Horseguards during Trooping The Colour ceremony on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Coldstream Guards soldier Charanpreet Singh Lall the first to wear a turban during the ceremony at The Royal Horseguards during Trooping The Colour ceremony on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Queen Elizabeth II arrives at The Royal Horseguards during Trooping The Colour ceremony on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
RAF Red Arrows during a flypast over Buckingham Palace, in central London, following the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade as the Queen celebrates her official birthday. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images)
Members of the Household Cavalry during the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade, central London, as the Queen celebrates her official birthday. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)
Spectators during the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade, central London, as the Queen celebrates her official birthday. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge head back along the Mall to Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cornwall (left) and the Duchess of Cambridge, arrive at Buckingham Palace, central London from Horse Guards Parade, following the Trooping the Colour ceremony, to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's official birthday. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
(left to right) Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Cambridge, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, in central London, following the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade as the Queen celebrates her official birthday. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge heads back along the Mall to Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
(left to right) Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Peter Phillips and wife Autumn with their children Savannah (right) and Isla, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, in central London, following the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade as the Queen celebrates her official birthday. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
(left to right) The Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, in central London, following the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade as the Queen celebrates her official birthday. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Princess Beatrice, Lady Louise Windsor, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Savannah Phillips, Prince George of Cambridge and Isla Phillips on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Princess Beatrice, Lady Louise Windsor, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Savannah Phillips, Prince George of Cambridge and Isla Phillips watch the flypast on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
(left to right) Queen Elizabeth II, Duchess of Sussex, Prince of Wales, Duke of Sussex, Duchess of Cambridge holding Princess Charlotte, Duke of Cambridge holding Prince George and Savannah Phillips on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, in central London, following the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade as the Queen celebrates her official birthday. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Princess Beatrice, Lady Louise Windsor, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Savannah Phillips, Prince George of Cambridge and Isla Phillips watch the flypast on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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