Royal Ascot runs from Tuesday, June 18th to Saturday, June 22nd. The Royal Procession occurs daily at 2pm sharp, and is followed by six races. Be prepared for five days of non-stop socializing, sartorial swish and millinery madness! This year we hope to see King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima among the attendees, as well.
A greeting from the Queen herself:
— Simon Perry (@SPerryPeoplemag) June 18, 2019
Okay! Now that all of the photos appear to be in, I can clean up this mess of a post! Sorry for the haphazardness of it all, but I tend to get excited about these things ! LOL
First up is the star of the show, our dear Betty in what is believed to be an Angela Kelly creation. Doesn’t she look happy to be there!
WAX and Max (or should I say MAX!) seemed thrilled to be attending their first Royal Ascot! Max is in Natan, with a super fun hat by Dutch designer Berry Rutjes. She is also wearing diamond earrings assembled from the Stuart tiara.
Thanks (again and always) to Triple-A, who pointed out the Stuart connection!
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Ascot.. Hats and day wear. Invite our favorite magpie and she will bring the carats! And she rocked it… again!!! This time she wore the two large and smaller round rose cut house diamonds, taken off from the “Stuart” Tiara as earrings. She really brought it! #dutchroyaljewels #diamonds #stuart #tiara #carats #earrings #historical #housediamonds #orangenassau #dutch #vault #antique #queenmaxima #instaroyals #royalty #jewels #royaljewels
Chaz and Cams were there too of course, accompanied by Will and Kate. Camilla was wearing a lovely pink dress and a great hat, but that’s all I’ve got. If anyone has more info, please share! She does look lovely though.
I keep going back and forth over Kate’s dress. Sometimes I really like it, sometimes not so much. But considering it’s from Elie Saab and it’s not crusty, maybe it’s a win for me after all. Her hat is by Philip Treacy. And “Hello Mr. Wills!”
Tomorrow is Sophie and Edward’s 20th Wedding Anniversary, and they look every bit as happy as they did then! I’m tugging at my collar just looking at her, though. Wickstead really likes making those high necklines, doesn’t she? I haven’t found any info on the hat yet, but it’s not going to be a favorite. At least for me. YMMV.
The York sisters were there too. I don’t have any info on Euge, but Bea’s dress is by Maje and the hat is from Bundle MacLaren. I’m afraid that I can’t say either one’s outfit is doing it for me this year.
Tindalls were present, with Zara in Zimmerman. I really want that to be her name now. More floral print from neck to ankles. But she looks great and happy to be there and that’s what counts.
Last but never least is Princess Anne. No information on her outfit I’m afraid, but not all that surprising since it’s no doubt been lost to history. I do happen to like this on her, though. Typical, sturdy, no nonsense Anne wear.
I’m still on the lookout for Princess Haya, and will update again as soon as I find her.
Please add your photos and comments to this Open Post, and we will also update as the week progresses.