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Was it, I mean really.
They were married exactly a month ago. But weren't they on an Ascot Landau for Trooping as well?
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Yes, I know that, of course. I was just being ironic, because I don't understand the point of telling us.

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HM was in an Ascot Landau for the Troopng, the rest of the family used other carriages.
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I don't know what it is about Ascot Week but for some reason, it always puts me in the mood to watch "My Fair Lady" once again for the umpteenth time. In fact, I found myself looking at the photo of Meghan presenting the race award and did a double take swearing I was looking at Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn).

There are worse things than wearing Givenchy and Audrey Hepburn comes to mind.
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Old 06-19-2018, 03:15 PM
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I must say that Meghan looks utterly graceful in this video ...
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What a lovely vid! meghan relies so much on Herry's cues and in such a lovingly-trusting way. Enjoyed the sweet moment when she was close to bowing to the gentleman Harry introduced her to, but then remembered that Royal ladies only curtsey of bow to somebody higher up the pecking order and stopped that in such a graceful way.Her expereince in pr-shoots showed when she actively made sure that all honoured persons got a good shot of their time of honour (and here Harry followed her lead) - so the overall impression is a beautiful encounter for all and a duchess who is quick to learn the ropes from her clearly adoring husband. Plus Harry now emits so much more "senior-Royal" vibes.
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Old 06-19-2018, 03:53 PM
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What a lovely vid! meghan relies so much on Herry's cues and in such a lovingly-trusting way. Enjoyed the sweet moment when she was close to bowing to the gentleman Harry introduced her to, but then remembered that Royal ladies only curtsey of bow to somebody higher up the pecking order and stopped that in such a graceful way.Her expereince in pr-shoots showed when she actively made sure that all honoured persons got a good shot of their time of honour (and here Harry followed her lead) - so the overall impression is a beautiful encounter for all and a duchess who is quick to learn the ropes from her clearly adoring husband. Plus Harry now emits so much more "senior-Royal" vibes.

Harry has been clearly over-protective of Meghan in their public appearances together. As an accomplished career woman and a professional actress, who is therefore used to public events and "playing roles", I find it surprising that she has to rely so much on cues from her husband or other members of the Royal Family. She looks clearly overwhelmed with her new life, which, again, greatly surprises me.
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Old 06-19-2018, 04:08 PM
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Harry has been clearly over-protective of Meghan in their public appearances together. As an accomplished career woman and a professional actress, who is therefore used to public events and "playing roles", I find it surprising that she has to rely so much on cues from her husband or other members of the Royal Family. She looks clearly overwhelmed with her new life, which, again, greatly surprises me.
I don't think she's overwhelmed with what she's supposed to do. But rather humble and allows others to take the lead. Had she been taking the lead, the conversation would be how she doesn't know her place. Wasn't that what a lot of conversations were about before and during the engagement?

She didn't look overwhelmed to me. She looks like any of my coworker's spouse at the Christmas party that doesn't know anyone (which shouldn't surprise anyone since she has never been to Ascot before) and usually goes around with their spouse and chat with people their are introduced to in a somewhat chaotic situation.
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Old 06-19-2018, 04:37 PM
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There are worse things than wearing Givenchy and Audrey Hepburn comes to mind.

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I don't think she's overwhelmed with what she's supposed to do. But rather humble and allows others to take the lead. Had she been taking the lead, the conversation would be how she doesn't know her place. Wasn't that what a lot of conversations were about before and during the engagement?

She didn't look overwhelmed to me. She looks like any of my coworker's spouse at the Christmas party that doesn't know anyone (which shouldn't surprise anyone since she has never been to Ascot before) and usually goes around with their spouse and chat with people their are introduced to in a somewhat chaotic situation.

I agree...she's taking the supporting role (as we all do at the hubby's job)..and like it or not (for those who are now going to bring up the feminist issue) she will have the supporting role when she is with Harry on these events. When she does her single appearances she will be the one taking charge.

I thought it charming when the first jockey did the head bow to her.


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Some (most?) of these women look so tacky.
SUCH is 'equality'and 'democratisation'.. when Ascot was 'exclusive' and [solely] 'Aristocratic', this manner of dress was UNHEARD of...and [mercifully] unthinkable.
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I agree...she's taking the supporting role (as we all do at the hubby's job)..and like it or not (for those who are now going to bring up the feminist issue) she will have the supporting role when she is with Harry on these events. When she does her single appearances she will be the one taking charge.

I thought it charming when the first jockey did the head bow to her.


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And there has been times where Meghan's front and center and Harry just takes a step back. But here, he's giving a trophy, she's just trying to stay out of way so that no one is blocked.
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Old 06-19-2018, 05:24 PM
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My God....give the woman a break! This is her first time at Ascot and she is following Prince Harry's lead as she is supposed to. I remember when she dared open her mouth at the royal foudation event and she was criticised as the pushy American who didn't know her place and should learn from the senior royals. Here she is doing exactly that...and she is overwhelmed!

Now if she had stepped in front of Harry and took over handing out the trophy, everybody would be up in arms about how she doesn't know protocol! She can't win either way it sems!
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A few pictures from my vantage point during true procession today
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Nice pictures showing the course a little too.

Those in the fashion winner's enclosure, for me, were Camilla, Sophie and Eugenie.
All the ladies looked lovely but beige has rarely looked better than on The Duchess of Cornwall today.
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Almost certainly the Wessex's, the Princess Royal and Prince and Princess Michael [they seem the keenest], possibly the Cambridge's [if not otherwise engaged], the Snowden's and the Chatto's ?
Time will tell...
It would be nice to see the Chattos and the Snowdens.
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Old 06-19-2018, 08:57 PM
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A few pictures from my vantage point during true procession today

How wonderful to have someone posting here, who was actually at Royal Ascot PrincessofEurope.

(I noticed you were also there last year, in the final 2017 post on this thread.)

What a great position you must have had to get such close-up photos.

Are you able to give us some insight to the day?

I'm interested in how people are able to be so close to the members of the Royal Family in this area of the racecourse.

Do you go through further security to access this enclosure?

Is it available to anyone willing to pay - or invitation only? Or only for people connected to the actual racing and horses of that day?

How was the temperature?

As someone who always feels the cold, I don't think I could dress for visual impact and then spend the day being chilly.

Racing Carnivals here in Australia are really bad for use of the toilets - never-ending queues. Same for getting something to eat.

Do you think most people go for the actual racing, or more the social aspect?

Are people watching the Royals throughout the day - or once seen, not that much.

We have a thing called "Fashions on the Field" at our races - even small country race events.

Ladies put themselve up and are judged on their outfit - the complete look, and all ages enter.

Prize is usually something like a trip to Paris - which is a bigger deal here than maybe just popping across the channel would be in the UK.

Even little once-a-year meets in little Tasmania have this - and the entrants go all out. Always wonderful to see.

Any first-hand information you're willing to share would be much appreciated PrincessofEurope, and thank you for posting your photos.
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:36 PM
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I don't know what it is about Ascot Week but for some reason, it always puts me in the mood to watch "My Fair Lady" once again for the umpteenth time. In fact, I found myself looking at the photo of Meghan presenting the race award and did a double take swearing I was looking at Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn).

The Ascot Races are the epitome of British culture and its pomp and circumstance and dressing to the nines for an occasion and looking at the hats and the outfits today, it seems that not much has really changed over the years when it comes to this event.

I will be spending many happy hours perusing all updates and information about this year's Ascot Week. I think too, that if ever given the opportunity to attend Ascot Week, I'd even resort to wearing a hat.

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Meghan Markle channels Audrey Hepburn on her first outing to Ascot | Daily Mail Online
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Meghan looked lovely. It is all a bit grotesque. A horse race is casual. They always need a show. So here it is. Princess Anne looked great. Camilla looked tired and slumped. The queen had one of her million outfits in a different color.
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One thing I really like about Ascot Week is seeing the men in top hats. There's something about a man with a top hat that just screams "British" and the epitome of what a gentleman is all about. Harry rocked his top hat today. That's for sure.
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Great photo of HMQ looking at The Duchess of Sussex.

https://twitter.com/MeghanMaven/stat...16383765061634
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