Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton in rare joint visit at Queen’s party for Charles

Senior royals are attending a reception to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the investiture of the Prince of Wales

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton made a rare joint appearance as they attended a reception to mark 50 years since Prince Charles became the Prince of Wales.

The former Suits actress wowed in a shimmering brocade dress and a £900 white coat by Amanda Wakeley as she and Prince Harry chatted to guests at the reception.

The event is being hosted by the Queen and is taking place at Buckingham Palace.

Charles arrived at the event with Camilla and his sons and their wives – William and Kate and and Harry and Meghan in step with the heir to the throne as he entered the White Drawing room.

Meghan, who is pregnant with her first child cradled her bump and smiled as she chatted to other guests.

She carried her £205 oyster silk clutch by Wilbur and Gussie and wore her Paul Andrew ‘Pump it Up’ stilettos which retail at £475.

Her £900 white ‘Crombie’ style coat is by designer Amanda Wakeley who has long been a royal favourite.

She accessorised with Les Plaisirs de Birks Bar Earrings, which cost £213.45.

Kate Middleton wore a button up high neck mint dress with a balloon sleeve.

She mingled with Stereophonics frontman Kelly Jones before going to view the display with the other senior royals.

This marks the first time Meghan and Kate have been pictured together at the same event since attending church together on Christmas Day at Sandringham.

Rumours of a feud between the Duchesses started swirling shortly after the Sussexes announced they were moving from Kensington Palace to Frogmore Cottage on the grounds of Windsor Castle.

There were also reports the Duchess of Cambridge was left in tears at a fitting for Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress fitting for Meghan and Harry’s wedding.

The Duke of Cambridge, and the Duchess of Cornwall, along with Prime Minister Theresa May, were also among the guests at the event honouring Charles’s contribution to the national life of Wales over the decades.

Welsh band Stereophonics, who were supported by the Prince’s Trust in their early days, were also at the event, as was Games Of Thrones star Owen Teale.

Princess Anne also attended the event which will celebrate a range of Welsh charities, organisations and businesses.

The Archbishop of Canterbury was also expected to give a speech to mark the occasion.

Students from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, of which Prince Charles is a patron, will perform in the ballroom.

Prince Charles became the Prince of Wales when he was nine-years-old on July 26 1958.

He was formally invested with the tittle in July 1 1969 at Caernarfon Castle.

Images show the Queen placing a crown on his head as he kneels in front of her.

Millions tuned in to watch the investiture on TV and large crowds gathered at the castle in Wales.

The investiture regalia he wore was on display, including the coronet, sword, ring and rod, as well as the Letters Patent for the creation of Charles as Prince of Wales in 1958.