Duchess dazzles in monochrome ensemble as the Queen leads the royals in traditional carriage procession on the first day of races
The Queen, 92, arrived alongside the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for the first day of Royal Ascot on Tuesday
Newlyweds Harry, 33, and Meghan, 36, joined the monarch for the traditional carriage procession for the official opening of the five-day racing spectacular
The couple waved to the crowd as they were seen arriving on the royal carriage procession alongside Edward and Sophie, the Earl and Countess of Wessex
They also joined the Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla and Princess Anne at the annual event
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are scheduled to present the winning trophy for the 4.20pm race, the St James’ Palace Stakes
Monarch’s granddaughters, Princess Beatrice, 29, and Princess Eugenie, 28, followed in a separate carriage
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Kate and William, who recently expanded their family, welcoming their third child, were absent
The Duchess of Sussex and her husband wearing a stunning monochrome ensemble from her favourite designer, Givenchy was she joined by husband Prince Harry and the Countess of Wessex during the traditional carriage procession at Royal Ascot on Tuesday
Royal Ascot, the high point of the British racing season, kicked off this morning in a burst of bright colours, floral frocks and flamboyant hats. The Duchess of Sussex looked elegant in a white Givenchy dress and black and white fascinator as she joined Prince Harry at Ascot today.
The newly minted Duchess of Sussex, Meghan, is attending the popular event just four weeks after become a member of the royal family
Observers believe the newly wed Duchess stole the show in a stunning monochrome ensemble as the royals turned out in force for the first day of Royal Ascot at the Berkshire racecourse.
Observers believe Meghan stole the show. She received a warm welcome from the crowds after turning up in a stunning monochrome ensemble as she and Prince Harry joined other royals in Berkshire at the Ascot, June 20
Royals arrive at the 2018 Ascot: Harry and Meghan [centre couple], joined Charles and Camilla at the racecourse today, along with Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie [right]
Meghan joined her husband Prince Harry and his grandmother, Her Majesty the Queen, Harry’s father Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, for the traditional carriage procession that signals the start of the five-day racing spectacle in Berkshire.
During the traditional carriage procession, she rode alongside Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex as she made her first ever appearance at Ascot this morning.
Opting for a stylish monochrome ensemble by her wedding designer Givenchy, Meghan wowed crowds on the first day at the Royal Ascot
The Queen wore a vibrant yellow ensemble as she was joined by, daughter Princess Anne in her carriage during the traditional carriage procession for the opening day of the Ascot
Meghan’s parents-in-law, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall cheerily wave to the crowd during the cariage procession on the first day of the Royal Ascot
The Duchess opted for another ensemble by her wedding designer Givenchy, for her Ascot debut as a Royal.
The Queen meanwhile wore a bright yellow ensemble as she arrived at Ascot with daughter Princess Anne.
The monarch’s granddaughters, Princess Beatrice, 29, and Princess Eugenie, 28, followed in a separate carriage.
Rhe Ascot marked more happy tidings for the Royal family. Just minutes earlier, it was revealed that Queen’s granddaughter Zara and husband Mike Tindall had welcomed their second child. Their baby girl, is the Queen’s seventh great-grandchild.
Looking thoroughly at ease, the Duchess and Prince Harry joined the Queen [dressed in yellow], and other senior royals at the Royal Ascot in Berkshire on Tuesday
Trading family jokes: The chic Duchess of Sussex engaged in an animated conversation with her mother-in-law, Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall
The new Duke and Duchess of Sussex both looked to be in very high spirits as they made their first Ascot appearance together – Meghan set thr tone in an elegant white shirt dress by her go-to designer Givenchy, which she paired with black heels and black clutch purse
The Duchess of Sussex appears to be getting tips on the equestrian event from Prince Harry, at her first every Ascot today
Harry and Meghan were seen enjoying quality time with Prince Charles and Camilla at Ascot today The rakish fascinator by milliner Philip Treacy was the perfect foil for the Givenchy dress shirt dress contrasted with a black clutch purse and belt
Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined by the Earl and Countess of Wessex Prince Edward and Sophie in their carriage during the royal procession
The 92-year-old monarch was a study in elegance as she opted for a yellow coat a topping a floral dress and a co-coordinating hat
Bride-waiting Princess Eugenie looked chic in white while Princess Beatrice opted for an elegant blue ensemble, during the carriage procession today
Bride-waiting Princess Eugenie looking chic in white, while Princess Beatrice opted for an elegant blue ensemble as they rode in a carriage with Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall during the traditional procession
More royal tips for the Duchess of Sussex: Prince Harry and Charles intently study the program joined by Meghan and Camilla at Ascot today
Money shot of the day: Meghan is seen helping the Queen’s Bloodstock and Racing Advisor, John Warren when his binoculars slipped off his shoulder
The princes and their ladies: Prince Charles and Camilla seen in animated chat with newly wed Harry and Meghan on the first day of the Royal Ascot
Meghan and Harry rode with Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex during the traditional carriage procession
Princess Michael of Kent and Lady de Mauley during the carriage procession
Meghan and Harry rode with Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex during the traditional carriage procession today.
Princess Beatrice looked elegant in a dress by Claire Mischevani and hat by Juliette Botterill. She paired the ensemble with a pair of shoes with high street giant Kurt Geiger.
Princess Eugenie stepped out in a dress by Osman, hat by Emily London and shoes by Valentino.
Racegoers arrive in high spirits
The Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry leaving for their first appearance at Ascot as a couple
The Queen waves to the crowd as she leaves for the Ascot accompanied by daughter Princess Anne
Floral print, modest hemlines and eye-catching hats were the order of the day for many, while a more relaxed dress code for the Windsor enclosure means strapless dresses were on show for the first time.
Bubbly racegoers started the celebrations early as they toasted to the start of the 5-day racing festival with glasses of champagne
Note for this year’s edition of the event – The organizers deployed eagle-eyed spotters on the look out for men daring to step in without socks – an increasingly popular trend that has been banned from this year’s event.
Racegoers faced breathalyzer tests and a team of sniffer dogs at the gates as organisers seek to clamp down on anti-social behaviour.
Floral designs and summer blooms was the theme at the start of the Royal Ascot Tuesday
There will also be a crackdown on beer sales and an increased stewarding presence.
An ugly brawl broke out at a Saturday race meeting at the track in May, putting a spotlight on the increasing use of recreational drugs and excessive drinking at racecourses.
Sniffer dogs were also seen at work in the parade ring before the events for the day got underway.
It’s a hat thing at the Royal Ascot
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are scheduled, later to present the winning trophy for the 4.20pm race, the St James’ Palace Stakes, after they joined the Queen for the official opening of the five-day racing spectacular
The couple waved to the crowd as they were seen arriving on the royal carriage procession alongside Edward and Sophie, the Earl and Countess of Wessex.
They also joined the Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla and Princess Anne at the annual event.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Kate and William, who recently expanded their family, welcoming their third child, were absent.