Ticking off another ‘royal first’, Meghan Markle just nailed her Royal Ascot debut.
The prestigious week-long horse race event is attended each year by the royal family with a half-hour long procession that occurs before the actual races, in a tradition that dates back to 1825.
Attending this year’s event were most members of the British royal family, including the Queen, Princess Anne, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. Noticeably out of action was the Duchess of Cambridge who is currently on maternity leave and Prince William who is on a separate royal engagement in Liverpool.
The 36-year-old newly-minted Duchess of Sussex looked like a lifelong monarch with husband Prince Harry by her side.
These were our favourites moments.
1. Meghan made her entrance on a very regal carriage ride.
Meghan made her Royal Ascot arrival in the most princess-approved method possible: a horse-drawn carriage. She shared her ride with Prince Harry and his aunt and uncle – Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and her husband Prince Edward.
The Duchess waved and smiled to fans like a pro, while hundreds clamoured to get a photo.