Royal Ascot, the jewel in the crown of the UK racing calendar, starts today with the Queen Anne Stakes and will run until Saturday
Royal Ascot, the jewel in the crown of the UK racing calendar, starts today with the Queen Anne Stakes and will run until Saturday.
It’s the first year the event, a favourite of the late Queen, has gone ahead since her death in September.
King Charles and Queen Camilla led the royal procession in the first carriage alongside the Duke & Duchess of Wellington, as God Save The King played.
Races are a perfect time for horse lovers and fashion lovers.
Royal Ascot fashion always comes out on top in the style stakes.
It’s an event synonymous with elegance, grace, and timeless fashion. Generally, it plays host to a bevy of well-dressed.
The iconic five-day British horse race kicks off and will include a new tribute to the late Queen.
Queen Elizabeth, who died in September at age 96, attended and supported the Royal Ascot throughout her 70-year reign. Much more than a fan of the sport, she owned many racehorses and stabled them at Sandringham — producing an impressive 24 winners at Ascot.
Organizers are determined to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II and have permanently renamed one of the races in her honor. There will also be a photo exhibition in dedication to her influence on the sport.
“The Late Queen’s close association with Ascot Racecourse was well known throughout the world, but no race at the Royal Meeting previously carried the name of Queen Elizabeth II,” Francis Brooke, the King’s Representative at Ascot said in a statement.
On the pictures:
Royal Militare blue creation which I designed especially for the Royal Ascot.
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