It’s that time of year again! Here’s yet another opportunity for you to do what you all do best. Drop your Ascot chat here, along with your favorite photos, and we’ll come along behind you and update as the days go on (it runs from Tuesday to Friday). Enjoy!
Here is the official Royal Ascot website, if you want to prep for the big event.
We are wrapping up Royal Ascot 2022 after the week that was. There aren’t too many royals attending today, but we are getting another glimpse of Bea and Edo, who have brought some snappy sartorial moments to this year’s event.
Princess Beatrice wore a Saloni ‘Jamie’ dress – patterns and bows make it quite the eye chart – and a Philip Treacy rose fascinator. How does that hat stay on? I know she has a lot of hair but I can’t figure out how on earth she could cover that much elastic. Edo – who is fast approaching Mike Tindall’s levels of husband coordination – put on a dark tie and a light waistcoat for contrast.
Mr. Peter Phillips attended again so we get another glimpse of the lovely Lindsay Wallace, too.
What a lovely surprise! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were in Carriage One today. For some reason, I did not expect them this year. The Duchess is wearing a high neck, flowing polka-dot Alessandra Rich dress. She paired it with brown accessories, including a smaller brimmed boater, a custom number by Sally Ann Provan. Personally, I find this to be a more sophisticated choice than her previous Ascot appearances in lace and ruffles.
She is also wearing a pair of pearl earrings (the South Sea earrings) from the late Princess of Wales collection, for double Wowza impact. Note: Her husband did NOT coordinate ; ). These aren’t the Tindalls, although in fairness Kate’s color scheme doesn’t lend itself to easy pairing.
Peter Phillips was in Carriage Two, with his new friend Lindsay Wallace (I would call her his date but I think they have been together for a while). She looks lovely in pink and I wish we could see her dress better!
It’s Ladies Day at Ascot (apologies for misidentifying it yesterday!)
After leading the procession in the First Carriage, the Princess Royal stepped out to reveal an actual color in her dress. I rejoice.
I know that Zara and Mike have shot up the charts to “favorite royal status” over this year. The Laura Green London dress is another reason to love Zara-Style. And that hat! Can’t wait to see it on Mike.
I love every accessory here, too.
Zara Tindall at Royal Ascot again today wearing bespoke Laura Green London, a similar style to their ‘The Isobel’ dress with Karen Millen metallic court shoes, Justine Bradley-Hill ‘Flo’ boater hat and Emmy London ‘Natasha’ clutch. pic.twitter.com/bwyR7ldatj
— Polka Popp (@polkadotpopp) June 16, 2022
Another day at Ascot, another Suzannah dress for Sophie. And another Jane Taylor hat. I love the hat unreservedly and love the “watercolors” of the dress. I still want to lop off about six inches of length but Sophie will Sophie hem-wise.
Well, Lady Sarah has generated a lot of chatter these last few days. She hasn’t changed it up because of that, in fact, she has doubled down and gone monochrome on us. I actually prefer this look to her pastels, but if you blink you could mistake her for a ghost!
Another sunny day at Ascot! A few of the ladies did look spectacular, too. Peek in.
Charles and Camilla (in Carriage One with Vice Admiral Sir Tony Johnstone-Burt) looked elegant and classic in white and silver accents. Camilla repeated her choker (the one with the “small” diamond knot clasp) from Day One!
Sophie and Ed were in Carriage Two with The Lord and Lady de Mauley. I am simply not saying anything about Sophie’s dress, but I like the hat. Lady de Mauley is guest-goals as far as her ensemble goes!
Princess Beatrice and Edo were in Carriage Three. I like Bea in white, and she’s one of the few I can stand in a boater, so this worked for me from the first view. Then she got out and I saw her shoes (see the comments for a close up) and I was sold entirely. She repeated her Laura Apsit Ivins “Ratio” hat from 2017.
Oh, Princess Alexandra (representing in Carriage Three), never ever stop wearing this floral number. It simply says “Alexandra is in the house”. Great hat.
Princess Anne. I like the grey, love the hat. But I’m totally a big/interesting hat hofdame.
Look! Lady Sarah popped up! From what we can see of her ensemble, it’s her standard royal gear. She can wear those earrings as much as she wants, though! (These pearl numbers originated from the Greville bequest, were owned by Margo, and have been a staple of Sarah’s wardrobe for years.)
Zenouska Mowatt and Flora Vesterberg, both granddaughters of Princess Alexandra, embraced the feminine approach. As one does for Ascot!
Deemed the “unmissable social event” of the season (not sure by who but we’ll go with it), Day One always brings out lots of royals. In Carriage One were the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall (riding high on her new visibility for sure!), and Mr. Peter Philips. Royal Hats has their post up already so we know Cams is wearing a Philip Treacy new chapeau! The clear blue dress is by Anna Valentine.
The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester with Prince and Princess Michael of Kent in the second Carriage. The DoGlo glowed in her emeralds and I stand by my contention that Princess Michael has turned into a full galleon at sea.
Gaze upon the fabulous emeralds in the sun. The ghosts of Queen Alexandra, Queen Mary, and the previous Duchess of Gloucester, Princess Alice – who all owned these gems in different iterations – are smiling down.
The Princess Royal arrived in the third Carriage with Lord de Mauley, William Nunneley and Caroline Nunneley. Are you just going to let your sister-in-law run away with the hat game like that Anne? This one needs a re-trim or a re-think, honestly.
Non-carriaged royals abound, too! Zara Tindall put together a whole look like we have come to expect, and Mike, well he looked dapper too.
Zara Tindall at Royal Ascot 2022 today wearing Anna Mason ‘Dahlia’ dress with her Emmy ‘Rebecca’ pumps, Anya Hindmarch ‘Maud’ clutch and Illesteva sunglasses. She is also wore a bespoke Sarah Cant hat which looks like a combo of the ‘Floribunda’ and ‘Amaranth’ hats.📸Shutterstock pic.twitter.com/W3JmmTfM0N
— Polka Popp (@polkadotpopp) June 14, 2022
Zara *really* leaned into the pom pom effect.
Princess Beatrice floated in with her handsome Edo, wearing a Zimmermann print and a Juliette Botterill hat.
The Countess of Wessex continues her pink run in a dress thought to be by Suzannah. I love this unreservedly from the neck up. Jury’s still out on the full view. The hat is a re-trim (thank you to Royal Hats) previously worn at the 2017 Ascot races, and it is SO MUCH BETTER NOW.
The lovely Lady Freddie Windsor wore Beulah London.
— Gabi 🙂 (@GabiK_blogoKate) June 14, 2022
Carole and Michael Middleton were there. Carole borrowed a dress from her daughter (by Me & Em) and well let’s just say this beautiful woman should never borrow this dress again. I’d like to see that hat re-appear, though. You know that I will keep searching for a better photo of Mr. Middleton, who brightens my day whenever he appears.