London: The Royal Ascot opened its doors on Tuesday

This year marks the return of the Royal Ascot, the first to sell out since 2019, and guests seem happy to be back for this famous equestrian event.

 

Every year in June the Royal Ascot promises to bring celebrities and members of the royal family to England, enjoying horse racing.

 

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, attend an awards ceremony © Chris Jackson/ Getty images

 

The Queen of England, who is fond of horse racing, was however absent from the Ascot racecourse on Tuesday June 14. However, she issued a statement saying how “delighted” she was to welcome the crowd back. “I was very grateful for the continued kindness shown to me by the racing community,” she explained. “I hope you all have an enjoyable and memorable time, and I wish the connections of the horses running this week the best of luck.

 

The spectators, gathered in the leafy Berkshire grounds, warmly welcomed the Queen’s entourage, starting with Prince Charles and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, who arrived in a horse-drawn carriage, as did the rest of the royal family. Their nephew Peter Phillip was also there with Princess Royal Anne and her daughter Zara and her son-in-law Mike Tindall, Prince Edward with his wife Sophie of Wessex and Princess Beatrice of York with her husband Edoardo Mapelli-Mozzi.

 

Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli-Mozzi © Samir Hussein/ Getty Images

 

Races have always been a showcase for horses and jockeys, but also for guests to wear their best attire. And while trends change from year to year, the rules remain the same in the royal enclosure: hemlines must come down to at least the knee, shoulders must be sufficiently covered and, above all, a hat must be worn.

 

 

Friday marks the penultimate day with two Group 1 races. The best three-year-old fillies from Europe will compete in the Coronation Stakes and a group of young sprinters will compete in the Commonwealth Cup.

 

On Saturday, the last day of the festivities, there will be a special program including the Platinum Jubilee Stakes, one of the world’s greatest international sprints. At 2:00 pm, guests will be treated to the Royal Parade and at 4:20 pm the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, the final race in Group 1, will start.

 

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Featured photos : © Ascot Racecourse

Passionnée par l’art et la mode, Hélène s’oriente vers une école de stylisme: l’Atelier Chardon-Savard. Elle complète ensuite sa formation par un MBA en Marketing à l’ISG. Elle a écrit pour le magazine Do it in Paris et se spécialise en rédaction d’articles concernant le luxe, l’art et la mode au sein de Luxus +.

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