Originally Posted by Lumutqueen
It's effectively a named badge to allow entry to the Royal enclosure. Most people when buying tickets will get a tag to attach to their bags/button holes to show where they are allowed to go at Ascot.
I think one year someone didn't wear their badge and they were refused entry to the Royal enclosure.
Saw this late . It was actually Diana Princess of Wales, although I think it was just before she married Prince Charles. The man who refused her entry said he didn't look at faces only badges, when asked why he hadn't recognised her.