Meghan Markle's Appearance at Royal Ascot Marks the Difference Between Her & Kate

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Are you really a royal if you haven't been to Royal Ascot? This year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are attending Royal Ascot together -- the prince has obviously attended the event numerous times in the past, but it marks Meghan's debut appearance at the famous horse races. Make no mistake about it, people: Meghan is in with the royal family. And we have to say -- as always, her outfit for the occasion is on point. 

  • Per usual, Meghan seemed completely at ease at the event as she smiled and waved to fans from the carriage procession. 

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    Meghan wore a chic white ensemble from Givenchy, and paired it with a Philip Treacy hat. 

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  • The Duchess of Sussex sat in the carriage with Prince Harry and the Earl and Countess of Wessex.

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    Clearly, Meghan knows how to hold her own around these royals. Look at how ease she is!

  • The Queen takes different members of the royal family with her to each of the 5 days of the races. Being that she's on maternity leave, it's unlikely Kate will attend this year. 

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    It's also worth noting that, despite Meghan attending the posh event mere weeks after the royal wedding, it took Kate five years to attend Royal Ascot. However, it's believed that the Duchess of Cambridge politely declined invitations she received from the Queen until 2016, when she attended in honor of her 90th birthday. 

  • According to the Royal Ascot program, Harry and Meghan presented the trophy for the 4:20 p.m. race, the St. James' Palace Stakes. 

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    No pressure there, Meg!

    Without a doubt, Meghan has been welcomed into the royal family with seriously open arms. And from where we're sitting, she's acclimating just fine