Royal Ascot 2018: Meghan and Harry join the Queen in carriage procession

Royal Ascot 2018: Meghan and Harry join the Queen in carriage procession

Royal Ascot 2018: Meghan and Harry join the Queen in carriage procession

Meghan Markle wore an extravagant hat for her debut Royal Ascot appearance.

Meghan seems to adapting to her new royal role easily.

In fairness, the inside story did describe the dress as "pitch perfect" for the occasion, suggesting women will take inspiration from the look for the upcoming season at Ascot, the English equivalent of the spring racing carnival (with larger hats). The ultra-modern frock featured an edgy asymmetrical hemline - a stark contrast to the sea of pastel-coloured dresses on show.

While her husband went the traditional route, in a top hat and tails, the duchess opted for a collared, button-down dress in ivory, which featured a black belt.

Stella McCartney, who worked with Meghan Markle to create the look for her evening reception, said the dress was the final outing before the former actress began her "very austere" and "very serious" new life.

The couple arrived in a horse-drawn carriage - a practice which began in 1825 with members of the royal family entering the course every day from Windsor Castle.

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, arrive at the parade ring with Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, in a horse drawn carriage on the first day of Royal Ascot.

The interview came a day after Samantha not-so-surprisingly blasted the Duchess of Sussex (again) on Twitter.

However, now a royal expert has claimed that this would have infuriated Meghan and her new family. "I feel this is a clever styling tactic as it will always work with the Queen's look; she is known and applauded for her use of bright fun colors", Armitage told the Daily Mail.

The palace said Harry and his wife are looking forward to learning more about Ireland's history and meeting people shaping its future. But despite the closeness in proximity, choosing Ireland for their first tour overseas as a married couple is actually quite a big deal.

Markle, who said he felt sorry he was made a "footnote in history" after being unable to attend his daughter's royal wedding because of heart issues, then claimed the Prince was not so skeptical about the United Kingdom crashing out of the European Union either.

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