PICS: Prince Harry and Meghan join the queen at first Royal Ascot together

2018-06-20 08:24
 
Prince Harry and Meghan attend Day 1 of the Royal

London — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, visited Britain's Royal Ascot for the first time on Tuesday, receiving a rapturous welcome as she and Prince Harry joined Queen Elizabeth II for the opening day's carriage procession.

Thousands of race-goers cheered from the stands as the royal family arrived in several horse-drawn carriages and travelled to the royal box.

Harry wore a top hat and tails for the occasion, renowned for its strict dress code, while Meghan chose a white shirt dress and a matching black and white hat.

Each day of the Royal Ascot begins with the Royal Procession, where members of the royal family travel in Ascot Landaus from Windsor Castle to the racecourse.

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The couple presented a trophy for one of the races.

Earlier on Tuesday, officials said Harry and Meghan will make their first official trip abroad to Ireland next month. Kensington Palace said that the royal couple will travel to Dublin for two days starting on 10 July.

The palace said Harry and his wife are looking forward to learning more about Ireland's history and meeting people shaping its future.

The couple married in May, and have carried out several royal engagements since then.

The royal couple has also announced plans to make an official trip to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga in October.

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