Royal Ascot 2012: Days 3, 4 and 5
Time for a report on Royal Ascot Day 3 to 5. Some pretty exciting things happened, from a victory from one of the Queen’s horses (her 21st victory at Royal Ascot), to a brilliant performance from Black Caviar. Queen Elizabeth attended each day with various members of her family joining her in support.
The Ladies Day at Ascot started amid rain and forecasts of a thunderstorm. The Queen was ready for such an eventually with a colour co-ordinated umbrella at hand during the carriage procession. The Duke of Edinburgh, meanwhile, defiantly refused to let the weather dampen his spirits, continuing to smile and wave at onlookers.
Other Royals in attendance included Princess Anne, Princess Beatrice, the Countess of Wessex, the Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. The parents of the Duchess of Cambridge, Michael and Carole Middleton, were also present at the invitation of Her Majesty; they arrived in the royal carriage procession in the last of the four carriages. Prince Philip and Carole Middleton chatted to each other on the royal balcony; the Prince displayed his typical sense of humour entertaining Mrs Middleton as they watched the Queen presenting Frankie Dettori with the Gold Cup following his win.
Queen Elizabeth looked wonderful in mint green Stuart Parvin coat and Rachel Trevor-Morgan hat, teaming it with the beautiful Teck Pearl Corsage Brooch (without the chain and drops). The Countess of Wessex opted for a cream outfit and matching hat, while Princess Anne wore a bright lilac and green dress with purple hat.
Princess Beatrice chose a dress by Erdem, a Noel Steward hat,, YSL cream heels and red silk Louboutin clutch. Her sister, Princess Eugenie, wore a more subtle Paule Ka pink and black dress, Louboutin heels and a Stephen Jones hat.
The fourth day of Royal Ascot was an important one for the Queen – it marked her 21st winner at Royal Ascot. Her Majesty beamed with pride as her thoroughbred Estimate put in an excellent performance in the Queen’s Vase and won the race. The moment of joy was doubly poignant since the Queen was presented the prize by her proud husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.
Her Majesty looked lovely in purple outfit by Angela Kelly, accessorised with the Amethyst Bouquet Brooch. Princess Michael of Kent, who attended the race along with Prince Michael, looked elegant in ice blue ensemble, combined with magnificent pearl and diamond jewellery.
The fifth and final day of Royal Ascot saw a remarkable victory from Black Caviar. The Australian beauty travelled 10,000 miles, ran in unfamiliar territory, suffered an error from the jockey – and still managed to win the race, maintaining her record of 22 wins from 22 starts.
Her Majesty was, as always, in attendance wearing a green-blue ensemble with one of her favourite brooches – the Rhodesian Flame Lily one. Out to support her was Princess Beatrice wearing a coral red outfit and understated beige hat. Also there were Peter and Autumn Phillips; the latter looked lovely in navy blue dress and matching hat. Princess Haya of Jordan had another winner on the last day, making it her third during this year’s Ascot.
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