Meghan Markle's makes an understated Royal Ascot debut in Givenchy

Posted June 20, 2018

Since her wedding, the Duchess has made noticeable changes to her wardrobe, choosing a demure pink dress and chic bun for her first official engagement in married life, at the Prince of Wales's birthday garden party.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex presented the winning trophy for the 4.20pm race, the St James' Palace Stakes.

The Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Anne, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie were photographed not wearing theirs.

Givenchy is quickly becoming the Meghan's go-to designer and last week dressed her for her first official outing with the Queen in Cheshire.

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Prior to her duchess days, Meghan made her first official appearance alongside Harry back in September of previous year at his Invictus Games, where she wore a bright white "husband shirt". "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.

There on the ITV breakfast programme was Thomas Markle, father of the new Duchess of Sussex, giving a candid interview which they had been told nothing about.

With husband Prince Harry in tow, Meghan Markle made her royal debut at Britain's most prestigious horse-racing event, the Royal Ascot. And who else would design it but her favorite fashion house, Givenchy - a brand that Hepburn helped put on the map?

In My Fair Lady, Cockney flower-seller Eliza Doolittle - played by Audrey Hepburn - wears a frilly white gown with black and white bows and matching hat as she accompanies Professor Henry Higgins to Ascot while he attempts to teach her to speak properly.

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Hats are a must at Royal Ascot, according to the dress code, although female racegoers have embraced increasingly more outlandish headgear in recent years.

"The Duke and Duchess are looking forward to learning more about Ireland's history and experiencing its rich culture, as well as meeting the people who are shaping the country's future", the royal family's website shared.

Pour yourself a Guinness-Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are going to Ireland!

The announcement comes one week after the dazzling royal couple was spotted beaming as they attended Harry's cousin's wedding.

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