Prince Harry had Meghan Markle by his side as he marked what would have been his mom Princess Diana’s 57th birthday. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex spent the day together, watching polo on Sunday, July 1. For the second day in a row, the royal couple were spotted at the Audi Polo Challenge at Coworth Park in Ascot. Pictures published online show the 36-year-old former actress looking effortlessly stylish in an oversized white shirt and black skinny jeans, while carrying a white sun hat and a pair of statement sunglasses. Her less formal style choice was fairly reminiscent of Diana, who was often spotted out in jeans and a button-down shirt.
Meghan Markle and Pince Harry marked Princess Diana's birthday with polo Photo: Getty Images
Meghan accessorized her informal look with a cross-body bag, breaking a royal style rule yet again as, according to protocol, the prestigious family is only meant to carry clutches. Those purses keep their hands busy and deter fans from reaching out to shake them. The 33-year-old Prince, who watched the game rather than participating in it, also looked casual. Harry wore a simple grey polo shirt and white pants.
Princess Diana with Prince Harry and Prince William Photo: Getty Images
They newlyweds were in Ascot the day before as well, with Meghan taking along a very special guest. Her good friend Serena Williams joined her to cheer on Prince William and Harry, who were both competing in the event. Also in attendance were some of the world's top polo players and VIPs including Tom Holland, Anna Friel and Dominic Cooper. The high society sporting event supports two charities close to the royals' hearts - Child Bereavement UK and Tusk Trust.
To commemorate their late mother's birthday last year, both Harry and William attended a rededication service at Diana's grave. 2017 marked 20 years since the Princess' tragic death occurred. The Duchess of Cambridge and their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte were also in attendance, the group travelling to Althorp where Diana was buried. The private service was conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury and attended by Diana's family.