Some Fascinating Rules That Royal Family Members Should Follow During The Royal Ascot - And Meghan Markle May Have Broken One Of Them

The British royal family has traditions dating back decades and this is one of the reasons we find them quite interesting.

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When it comes to fashion, for example, the Royals are pretty deliberate in their choices. The annual Royal Ascot is one of those times where everyone is required to bring their A-game and earlier this week, they did just that.

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The Royal Ascot is a five-day horse race affair which dates back to when Queen Anne rode from Windsor Castle to Ascot Berkshire in 1711. Afterward, the Queen decided that that was a great place to build a race track. Since then, an annual event has been organized in celebration of this day.

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This year, the event was special for one more reason. It was the debut Royal Ascot for the Duchess of Sussex who only just got married to Prince Harry last month. So, how did she do in terms of following the rules? Let's take a look at some of the major expectations for the royal family when it comes to this event.

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Royals should wear a name tag

The members of the royal family are expected to wear a purple badge which gives them access to exclusive areas at the occasion such as the Royal Box. In the past, the Duchess of Cambridge wore them but she did not attend the event this year.

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Meghan, however, chose not to wear her name tag. This was even more evident as she sat beside Sophie, the Countess of Wessex who wore hers. And her husband, the Duke of Sussex, did not go without it either. So did Meghan just forget?

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Well apparently, each member of the royal family can choose not to wear these tags. Besides, in some photos, Meghan was holding hers in her hand, so we guess as long as she had it on her person, it's all good.

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Hats are crucial

This will probably not surprise you as the royal family is known for showing off lovely hats and fascinators during major celebrations. But did you know that fascinators are not permitted for the event at all and all headwear should have a solid base of four inches?

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Meghan gets A for effort in this case.

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Dress code

The men are required to wear formal morning outfit that includes a waistcoat, black shoes, and a black/grey top hat. For the ladies, the dresses should be of modest length, no off-the-shoulder or strapless allowed. 

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And Meghan did keep things classy in her Givenchy shirt dress that fell almost to her ankles.

Source: GoodHousekeeping

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