British Royals at Day One of Royal Ascot

  June 14, 2016 at 6:26 pm by

Today, various members of the British Royal Family attended the first day of the Royal Ascot races.

In attendance were the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of York, Prince Harry, Zara and Mike Tindall, the Countess of Wessex, Princesses Beatrice, Viscountess Linley and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were unable to be present as they were attending a garden party in Ireland.

The Queen’s horse “Dartmouth” is one of the horses that is competing at Royal Ascot this year, running at the Hardwicke Strikes on Saturday.

The weather at Royal Ascot did not behave for long, and guests were seen with raincoats and ponchos.

The racecourse at Ascot was founded in 1711 by Queen Anne, the first race being called “Her Majesty’s Plate”. The first permanent building at Ascot was built in 1794 and was in use for nearly 50 years. In 2011, the tercentenary anniversary of Ascot’s founding took place.

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2 Responses to British Royals at Day One of Royal Ascot

  1. CapeTownAnne says:

    Sophie is so elegant, whatever colour she wears. But, above all, she is hard working, a conscientious mother and wife – well done! May I say that I think only Angela Kelly should make The Queen’s clothes. Her very green outfit at Trooping the Colour did not do her justice.

  2. Natalya says:

    Thank you for these photos ! Good luck to Ascot !

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