Royal Ascot 2018 - Day 1

Meghan Markle Goes to the Races

The Duchess of Sussex attends her first Royal Ascot.

Less than a week after her first road trip with Queen Elizabeth, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is back in the royal saddle — or carriage, as it were — attending opening day at the Royal Ascot. A tradition dating back to 1711, the annual horse race is one of the biggest events on the British social calendar — and boasts a dress code dictated by the Queen herself. Meghan, of course, turned up in fine form...

MAKING AN ENTRANCE Nigel French - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images MAKING AN ENTRANCE Meghan and new husband Prince Harry arrived at Ascot Racecourse in a horse-drawn carriage they shared with Harry's uncle Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex. PRACTICING HER ROYAL WAVE Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images PRACTICING HER ROYAL WAVE

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WORKING THE CROWD Chris Jackson/Getty Images WORKING THE CROWD THE ROYAL LINE Naomi Baker/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse THE ROYAL LINE The family, including Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Meghan, Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie, and Princess Beatrice make their way through the grounds. POLITE CONVERSATION Chris Jackson/Getty Images POLITE CONVERSATION Meghan chats up her new stepmother-in-law, Camilla. RACE-DAY CHIC Steve Parsons - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images RACE-DAY CHIC Meghan wore pieces by two designers who are quickly becoming her go-tos: a white belted dress by Givenchy and a festive hat by Philip Treacy. FETING THE WINNERS Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage FETING THE WINNERS Harry and Meghan present a trophy to jockey Frankie Dettori after winning the St James's Palace Stakes.



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