Meghan Markle Just Wore Her Most Dramatic Hat Yet: See the Photos!

Erin Hill

She’s officially a royal now!

Meghan Markle made her debut at Royal Ascot in her most British (and dramatic!) hat to date. The Duchess of Sussex opted for a wide-brimmed black-and-white hat with a side swoop detail from Philip Treacy, who has quickly become Meghan’s go-to milliner.

Meghan wore two custom Philip Treacy hats for both her appearance at Prince Charles’ Buckingham Palace garden party and her Trooping the Colour debut.

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle
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No one does fascinators quite like legendary milliner Philip Treacy, who is also one of Kate Middleton’s favorite hat designers.

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle

And when Meghan stepped out for a wedding last weekend, she did so in a budget-friendly fascinator by British high-street brand Marks & Spencer. Wearing their Pillbox Bow Fascinator in cream, retailing for just under $40, Meghan swept her hair loosely up in a style not dissimilar to her own wedding day look.

Meghan Markle

The Queen, 92, almost always wears hats on her royal outings. (Her go-to milliner is Rachel Trevor Morgan.)

Meghan noticeably went without a hat for her first solo outing alongside Queen Elizabeth last week. Like Kate, Meghan, 36, and their husbands Prince William and Prince Harry, try to project a more youthful image, and, while Meghan has started wearing pantyhose to royal events, the women don’t put on gloves — or generally wear hats.