Well, the honeymoon is over — only in the literal sense, of course. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are still deeply in love, but the royal couple officially put their top-secret East African trip behind them to settle back into royal duties. On Saturday, that included attending a family wedding at which poor Markle nearly took a tumble.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were in attendance to support Harry’s cousin, Lady Celia McCorquodale, daughter of the late Princess Diana’s sister Lady Sarah McCorquodale. Prince Harry and Markle traveled to Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire, to watch Lady Celia say “I do” to her groom, George Woodhouse.
It was there, on the grounds of St. Mary’s Church, that Markle experienced the same misfortune countless women have endured: the result of walking in grass while wearing high heels.
As Harry and Markle made their way toward the ceremony’s seating area, Harry grabbed his new wife’s hand — and, not surprisingly, his timing was impeccable. Mere moments later, Markle lost her footing and fumbled ever so slightly. With Harry’s hand to steady her, Markle recovered quickly and gracefully.
The Daily Mail caught the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment on camera.
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What was far more noticeable than the slight slip, though, was Markle’s style. The duchess was the picture of laid-back elegance in a flowy blue floral shirtdress by Oscar de la Renta. In addition to those pesky (but pretty) white pumps, Markle accessorized the dress with a white fascinator.
Such is the latest in a growing line of public appearances for Markle since she became a member of the royal family. Last week, she attended her first solo engagement with Queen Elizabeth II, and judging by appearances, Markle’s trademark charm carried her through the milestone occasion.
“Meghan is adjusting to life as a royal much faster and easier than anyone — aside from Harry — ever expected her to,” a source recently told HollywoodLife.com, adding that Harry credits his bride’s “warm personality, kindness, empathy and patience” as the primary reasons the typically guarded royal family has welcomed Markle so readily.