Royals

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry join the royal family at Royal Ascot

The couple celebrated their one-month wedding anniversary at the racecourse.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have attended the first day of Royal Ascot, joining Queen Elizabeth II and several other members of the royal family for the annual horse racing event.

All eyes were on newlyweds Prince Harry, 33, and Meghan Markle, 36, who stole the show in an elegant cream and black ensemble by her wedding dress designer, Givenchy.

The couple, who were coincidentally marking their one-month wedding anniversary, looked completely in love as they enjoyed the prestigious UK equestrian event.

So loved-up! The newlyweds celebrated their one-month wedding anniversary at Royal Ascot.
So loved-up! The newlyweds celebrated their one-month wedding anniversary at Royal Ascot.
Harry and Meghan were in great spirits!
Harry and Meghan were in great spirits!
Meghan's shirt dress ticked all the boxes for the strict dress code. She paired her belted ensemble with a hat by Philip Treacy.
Meghan's shirt dress ticked all the boxes for the strict dress code. She paired her belted ensemble with a hat by Philip Treacy.
They're so happy! Meghan and Harry talk with the Queen's Bloodstock and Racing Advisor, John Warren.
They're so happy! Meghan and Harry talk with the Queen's Bloodstock and Racing Advisor, John Warren.

Royal Ascot is a highlight in the royal calendar and a favourite social event for horse-racing aficionado, The Queen.

Her Majesty appeared in good spirits as she arrived in a carriage smiling broadly, alongside Princess Anne. The monarch wore a sunny yellow heightened by splashes of sky blue, while her daughter looked demure in cream.

The Queen arrives with Princess Anne.
The Queen arrives with Princess Anne.
The Queen was noticeably pleased to be at the horse racing event.
The Queen was noticeably pleased to be at the horse racing event.

In keeping with Ascot tradition, the the British royal family travel down the straight in front of the stands at exactly 2pm every day of Royal Ascot. On day one, Harry and Meghan took their seats in their own carriage, while Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, were also among the royal party.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were absent from the event this year.

Meghan and Harry arrived in a carriage with Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.
Meghan and Harry arrived in a carriage with Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.
Harry waves to the crowds.
Harry waves to the crowds.
Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie hit the mark with their chic Royal Ascot looks.
Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie hit the mark with their chic Royal Ascot looks.
Meghan, Harry, Camilla, Charles walk to their seats in the stand.
Meghan, Harry, Camilla, Charles walk to their seats in the stand.
The royals mingle on the green.
The royals mingle on the green.

While it was a joy for royal watchers to see the royal family out-and-about, it was the family's newest addition, Meghan, who was the centre of attention.

Meghan and Harry were in fits of laughter as they presented a trophy to jockey Frankie Dettori, who rode to victory on horse Without Parole in the St James's Palace Stakes.

The Italian jockey was delighted to receive his trophy from the Duchess. When he told Meghan his son would be "very pleased" when he learned who presented his father the cup, he said Meghan "kind of giggled".

The cheeky jockey even stole a kiss from Meghan, planting a smooch on her hand, while I laughing Harry was seen wagging his finger at the star jockey.

The couple laughed their way through the cup presentation ceremony.
The couple laughed their way through the cup presentation ceremony.
Cheeky! Jockey Frankie Dettori steals a kiss from The Duchess.
Cheeky! Jockey Frankie Dettori steals a kiss from The Duchess.
That look!
That look!