King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima join British royals at Ascot

  June 19, 2019 at 1:36 am by

On June 18, King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands joined the British royals for the first day of the annual horse races at Royal Ascot in Berkshire. The Dutch king and queen have been in England since Sunday, as they also attended the Order of the Garter ceremony at Windsor Castle on June 17.

Also at Ascot this year was the Queen, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of York and his daughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, the Princess Royal and her daughter Zara Tindall and her husband Mike, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra of Kent and the Earl of St. Andrews.

Ascot runs over five days and was founded in 1711 by Queen Anne, though a “Royal Week” first became official in 1911 and the Queen and various members of the British royal family have attended Ascot since.

This year, Blue Point won the King’s Stand stakes for the second year in a row. Blue Point was trained by Charlie Appleby and ridden by jockey James Doyle. Bataash came second.

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2 Responses to King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima join British royals at Ascot

  1. Deborah Napper says:

    The Queen and all the royal ladies look beautiful in their outfits.

  2. Pam Traves says:

    I was So Happy to see Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander!! Dear Maxima Looked So Beautiful!!!

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