The Prime Minister matched the Queen in purple as she curtsied to Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace today.

Pairing a smart suit with her signature kitten heel in a bold leopard print, Theresa May joined the royal family to mark the 50th anniversary of the investiture of the Prince of Wales.

The Queen opted for a polka dot silk skirt in purple and lilac tones with a darker jacket and smiled as she took the hand of Mrs May while she curtsied. 

A day at the Palace would be a welcome break for Ms May, who has been battling Tory infighting and rising knife crime with the deadline to leave the EU fast approaching, and no deal yet negotiated.

Putting her woes aside, the former Home Secretary paired a chunky necklace and matching gold bracelet she mingled with Britain’s senior royals.

The Cambridges and the Sussexes, joined the Prime Minister to toast Prince Charles becoming the Prince of Wales 50 years ago. It is the first time the two Duchesses have been pictured together since  attending the annual church service at Sandringham on Christmas Day.

Kate, 37, and Meghan, also 37, attended a reception in the White Drawing room at Buckingham Palace thrown by the Queen to mark the 50th anniversary of her son Charles’ investiture as Prince of Wales. 

Charles, 70, was created the Prince of Wales at the age of nine, on July 26 1958, and was formally invested with the title at Caernarfon Castle by the Queen on July 1st 1969. 

The investiture regalia he wore that day was on display at the celebration.  

Meghan cut a graceful figure in a recycled £895 Amanda Wakeley coat teamed with a floral embellished dress as she stood alongside Harry, 34, during the celebrations on Tuesday, joined by Kate and Prince William, 36.

Meanwhile the Duchess of Cambridge looked stylish in a mint-coloured blouse dress featuring ruffled sleeves and a button-up collar, which she teamed with suede nude heels.

Seemingly unphased by pressure from Brexit hardliners, Ms May looked relaxed while she toasted Prince Charles’ half-a-century service to the Commonwealth.

This morning Brexit hardliners demanded  May orders her ministers and MPs to vote yes to no deal next week if the Attorney General fails to win backstop concessions. 

They fear the Prime Minister could instead order Tories to vote against no deal or give a free vote – either way taking a no deal Brexit off the table.   

Expectation is mounting Mrs May could make a last-minute trip to Brussels on Sunday ahead of a new ‘meaningful vote’ to approve her deal next Tuesday.

The PM has promised if her deal has not been backed by then, MPs will have a vote on whether to accept no deal next Wednesday, March 13.  

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