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Old 06-16-2015, 09:06 PM
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I really felt bad for her seeing those pictures. We have all left the house at one time or another looking better than we thought.
Absolutely....she just needs to learn to camaflouge certain things!


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Old 06-16-2015, 11:41 PM
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Any Oz posters who might like to do some Royalty spotting - Channel 7Mate is broadcasting days 3, 4 and 5 of this year's Royal Ascot from tomorrow night. (Thursday 18th Australian time.)

Starting from after 11.00pm until 3.00am - so set the recorder and whizz through the boring bits.
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Old 06-17-2015, 04:26 AM
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Any Oz posters who might like to do some Royalty spotting - Channel 7Mate is broadcasting days 3, 4 and 5 of this year's Royal Ascot from tomorrow night. (Thursday 18th Australian time.)

Starting from after 11.00pm until 3.00am - so set the recorder and whizz through the boring bits.

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Old 06-17-2015, 08:55 AM
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Today's procession, from @Ascot:

ROYAL PROCESSION - CARRIAGE ONE:
The Queen
The Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke of Devonshire
Lord Vestey

CARRIAGE TWO:
Prince Michael of Kent
Princess Michael of Kent
Lord Grimthorpe
Princess Alexandra

CARRIAGE THREE:
Mr Peter Phillips
Mrs Peter Phillips
The Duke of Roxburghe
The Duchess of Roxburghe

CARRIAGE FOUR:
Lt Col Charles Richards
Lady Brabourne
Mr Charlie Longsdon
Mrs Charlie Longsdon
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Old 06-17-2015, 09:00 AM
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I do wonder why Edward and Sophie never ride in the carriages anymore. The last time either of them rode in a carriage was 2006, yet all of the other Queen's children (and even grandchildren) ride in the carriages. I know Bagshot Park is VERY close to Ascot, but I just find it odd that they never ride anymore.

Looking forward to see Autumn and Peter in the carriages today. Autumn always looks so lovely.
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Old 06-17-2015, 10:32 AM
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I do wonder why Edward and Sophie never ride in the carriages anymore. The last time either of them rode in a carriage was 2006, yet all of the other Queen's children (and even grandchildren) ride in the carriages. I know Bagshot Park is VERY close to Ascot, but I just find it odd that they never ride anymore.

Looking forward to see Autumn and Peter in the carriages today. Autumn always looks so lovely.
Edward and Sophie probably have decided to make room in the carriages for The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh's invited guest at Royal Ascot. During Ascot week, guest are invited to Windsor Castle for a lunch, they are driven to the carriages and the procession begins. The passengers in the carriages are arranged by The Queen and royal household, so perhaps the Wessex's decided to allow the invited guest take part in the procession and they just drive over.
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Old 06-17-2015, 10:50 AM
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Edward and Sophie probably have decided to make room in the carriages for The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh's invited guest at Royal Ascot. During Ascot week, guest are invited to Windsor Castle for a lunch, they are driven to the carriages and the procession begins. The passengers in the carriages are arranged by The Queen and royal household, so perhaps the Wessex's decided to allow the invited guest take part in the procession and they just drive over.
That is possibly why but I always wonder why they don't ride considering Sophie's Dad often takes part in the procession (normally on 19th June as it's his birthday and the Wessex anniversary) so he obviously goes to Windsor Castle beforehand. I can't imagine his son-in-law and daughter are not there with him.

Obviously it's something we will never know, but I am just always curious.
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Old 06-17-2015, 11:05 AM
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One has a runner (or three)! The Queen is joined by Prince Philip and Sophie Wessex as she arrives to see her horses run at Ascot | Daily Mail Online
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Old 06-17-2015, 11:16 AM
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Sophie's hat is much better today. The dress is ok...

The Queen looks smashing!



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Oh and I like Autumn's dress....very pretty.
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Old 06-17-2015, 11:26 AM
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Mrs Philips's ensemble is summery. Princess Michael's look is spoilt by flimsy overwhelming feathers and enormous jewellery.

Princess Michael of Kent day 2 of Royal Ascot | Getty Images
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Oh and I like Autumn's dress....very pretty.
I agree - and the hat is a lot of fun. Does anyone know who Autumn uses for hats?
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Why was Princess Alexandra sitting with her back to the horses in the carriage? I thought the gentlemanly thing to do was to let the ladies sit facing forward?
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Old 06-17-2015, 04:01 PM
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The Queen appears to be on top form, as usual.

Queen Elizabeth II Photos - Royal Ascot - A Day At The Races - Zimbio

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Q...o9T76aIHEl.jpg

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http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Q...PbeNnchEcl.jpg

http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Q...U9b2R29pCl.jpg
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That brooch is gorgeous!


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That brooch is gorgeous!


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Yes it is. First thing I noticed when I looked at the pictures.


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Do we know where it's from..it's origins?



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Old 06-17-2015, 05:57 PM
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No I mean the one from today...the sapphire brooch.


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Old 06-17-2015, 06:27 PM
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You're welcome royal rob.

I saw Australian trainer Gai Waterhouse on the news last night - she has several horses running at this year's Ascot.

(And has trained some of the Queen's horses before.)
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