Noticeably missing from the group shot was Prince Philip, who is retired from official royal duty and not on-hand for most royal events
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All in the royal family!

For the first time, all the major royal family members gathered together inside the palace for the ultimate royal photo op.

Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reunited at Buckingham Palace for a special reception in honor of the 50th anniversary of Charles being invested as Prince of Wales.

And while the royal family members have been photographed together on the palace balcony during Trooping the Colour and during Christmas, this marks the first time all the royal couples appeared in the same shot together inside the palace.

Noticeably missing from the group shot was Prince Philip, who is retired from official royal duty and not on-hand for most royal events.

Fiftieth anniversary of the Investiture of the Prince of Wales
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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Kate Middleton
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Meghan, who is expecting her first child in April, wore her Amanda Wakeley white coat over a metallic brocade knee-length dress. Kate opted for a pale green dress with ruffled sleeves and a high neck with button details.

The palace party also marks the first time Meghan and Harry have appeared publicly alongside Kate and William since they gathered together for church services on Christmas Day on the Queen’s estate in Sandringham.

The two couples will reunite again on March 11, as they join the Queen and other royal family members for the annual Commonwealth Day serve at Westminster Abbey.