Royals Meghan Markle Makes Her Royal Ascot Debut — in a Carriage Fit for a Princess! Hats off to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex! By Simon Perry Published on June 19, 2018 09:19 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Hats off to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex! Meghan Markle and Prince Harry joined Queen Elizabeth for the first day of Royal Ascot — exactly one month after their fairy tale royal wedding at Windsor Castle. The couple took a carriage ride onto the course after having lunch with the Queen, 92, and joined her for the opening day of the iconic horse racing event. Meghan and Harry joined Prince Edward and Sophie, the Countess of Wessex in the carriage. As their carriage entered the parade ring behind the main grandstand, racegoers were able to get a closer look at Meghan, 36, who wore an elegant white ensemble by Givenchy (her wedding dress designer!) with a matching white hat with black detailing by Philip Treacy. SplashNews.com Harry, 33, looked dapper in his traditional tailcoat and top hat. He was seen in the same formal suit for the wedding of his cousin Celia McCorquodale on Saturday. SplashNews.com Prince Harry, Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Meghan Markle at Royal Ascot 2018. SplashNews.com Can’t get enough of PEOPLE’s Royals coverage? Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest updates on Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and more! Meghan held onto Harry’s arm as they made their way across the pristine lawn. Tim Ireland/AP/REX/Shutterstock Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall then joined the couple for an animated chat. Charles laughed heartily with his new daughter-in-law, before they joined the Queen in the royal box just in time to watch the first race. PA Images/Sipa USA Meghan and Harry capped their first appearance together at Royal Ascot by handing out the trophy for the St. James’s Palace Stakes to the winner — one of Britain’s most popular jockeys, Frankie Dettori. Kirstin Sinclair/Getty DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Several members of the royal family gathered in the Parade Ring to watch the last race, which featured one of the Queen’s horses, Fabricate. But the horse failed to make any of top positions in the Wolferton Stakes. It’s believed to be the first time that Meghan has been to the famous races, and it comes a day after her father appeared on British TV talking about his regret at not being at the royal wedding and his hopes for his daughter starting a family. Chris Jackson/Getty Images Queen Elizabeth and Princess Anne. Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock The Queen, who is passionate about horses, brings members of her family with her on each of the five days of the iconic horse race event.