Meghan Markle's Ascot dress is a nod to her wedding gown

Lawrence Kim
June 20, 2018

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex receives a kiss from Jockey Frankie Dettori as she and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex present him with the trophy for winning the St James's Palace Stakes on Without Parole during Royal Ascot Day 1.

The father of the Duchess of Sussex was propelled into the global spotlight after staging paparazzi photos before the royal wedding, an incident he described as a mistake.

In 2017, Middleton went on to repeat her look by wearing a similar lace dress, this time in white with a high-neckline by Alexander McQueen.

Camilla and Charles were also in attendance.

Mr Markle said: "Actually, Meghan told me first and then a few times after that, Harry got on the phone with Meghan, they called me together, and Harry asked for her hand over the phone".

"Meghan loves her father deeply and Harry and Meghan have tried to offer him support and guidance adjusting to the media attention", the source adds.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle joined the Queen for the first day of the Royal Ascot 2018 on Tuesday.

Meghan Markle wore a remarkably loose-fitting dress to a wedding over the weekend, sparking rumors that she's pregnant with her first child with Prince Harry.

Meghan, 36, wasn't the only Royal Ascot newbie; Sophie, Countess of Wessex, wife of the queen's youngest son, Prince Edward the Earl of Wessex, also made her debut.

It's unlikely the Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge will make an appearance as Kate is understood to be on maternity leave.

"She is attractive and I think it's great that she brings some diversity to the royal family".

The newlyweds visited Northern Ireland earlier this year, and will now be traveling to the capital city at the request of Her Majesty's Government.

The Royal Ascot adheres to a strict dress code, requiring ladies to wear "dresses and skirts of modest length defined as falling just above the knee or longer" with "straps of one inch or greater".

"I was very upset that it wasn't me [walking with her], but the whole world was watching my daughter", Thomas said of the wedding.

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