Meghan Markle joins The Queen in first official appearance together

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13 March, 2018

The Royal Family gathered at Westminster Abbey earlier today for the Commonwealth service, but all eyes were on the bride-to-be, Meghan Markle as today marked the first official engagement with Her Majesty.

The annual multi-faith service celebrates the 53 commonwealth countries (including Canada), BBC News reported. She was the first to do so who wasn't already married into the family. Although Prince Philip did not attend the event, she seemed more than happy to have her children and grandchildren by her side.

The former "Suits" star looked lovely as ever in a wool J. Crew coat, but managed to forget to do one thing while getting dressed - remove the tailor's tack, or "X" stitching, from the back of the coat.

Wearing an off-white coat and hat, Markle, an American actress, was seated behind the queen and next to Princes Harry and Andrew. It's the third time they've appeared in public as a group.

London will soon host a gathering of leaders from the family of nations and the Queen, who is head of the Commonwealth, also paid tribute to the biennial event as an example of how consensus can "help to create a future that is fairer, more secure, more prosperous and sustainable".

Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II attends the 2018 Commonwealth Day Service.

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"We all have reason to give thanks for the numerous ways in which our lives are enriched when we learn from others".

Britain's Prince Harry, his fiancee Meghan Markle, Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, arrive at the Commonwealth Service.

According to reports, Meghan wanted her mum to fill her dad's shoes on her big day - but the Royals have suggested that William do it instead.

The Royal couple are set to tie the knot on May 19 at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

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