Meghan Markle shows off her 'fun parenting' skills as she jokes with royal kids

The Duchess has travelled to the UK with Prince Harry and her kids to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Meghan Markle wearing her engagement ring as attends an Invictus Games Friends and Family reception
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She may not be at the centre of the royal family anymore but Meghan Markle made sure she made an impression on the royal children with her fun parenting skills at Thursday's royal celebrations. 

After stepping down as senior royals the Duke and Duchess of Sussex didn't appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony as the nation watched the Platinum Jubilee celebrations on TV and thousands flocked to London to see them in person.

However, despite their falling out with the family Prince Harry and Meghan were still invited to the Queen's Jubilee and took a back seat at Thursday's celebrations. 

And several photos also captured the playful nature of Meghan, keeping the royal children entertained as they watched the celebrations via Major General's Office, which looks onto the Whitehall parade ground.

The fun pictures saw the Duchess blow kisses and put a finger to her mouth, in order to entertain Peter Phillips' daughters Savannah, 11, and Isla, 10, and Mike and Zara Tindall's daughters Mia, eight, and Lena, three - as they watched the first day of celebrations for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

It was previously reported that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had been axed from the royal balcony wave to show a 'slimmed-down monarchy, however, it is now thought that the couple didn't want to appear after they took a back seat and moved to California.


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Their informal role meant they didn't make an official appearance at Trooping of Color, but will appear at family events such as the service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral, which will be attended by various members of the Royal Family.

While it was thought Meghan could 'adhere to etiquette' with her royal outfit the Duchess opted for a navy blue off the shoulder dress with a wide-brimmed Stephen Jones hat.

Sister-in-Law Kate Middleton also wowed in a recycled Alexandra McQueen dress as she joined her children and Duchess Camilla to wave at royal fans earlier today.

Sarah Finley

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