Prince Harry and Meghan attend Queen Elizabeth’s birthday parade with other royals

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attended the Queen’s birthday parade in London on Thursday,

 in their first joint public appearance with the royal family since they quit as working royals two years ago.

The couple watched the Trooping the Colour event with other royals from the Major General’s office near Horse Guards parade,

But Harry and Meghan did not join other royals for the traditional balcony appearance following the parade; 

the Queen decided last month that only royals carrying out official duties would be included.

Prince Andrew, whose reputation has been tarnished by a civil US sexual abuse lawsuit which he settled, was absent.

The Sussexes have flown to the UK from their home in California for the Queen’s jubilee events, which mark her 70th year on the throne.

Their two children, Archie and Lilibet, have accompanied them on the trip — giving the Queen her first opportunity to meet her great-granddaughter,

 who turns one on Saturday. Lilibet was named after the monarch, who has traditionally been referred to by the nickname by close members of her family.

The Sun newspaper reported that Queen Elizabeth II sent a car and royal protection officers to collect the Duke and Duchess from Farnborough Airport