The Royal Ascot is an annual event for the royal family, being a highlight on the British social calendar, and it is always been a place for glamour, fancy hats stunning outfits.
Kate Middleton and Prince William made a appearance at one of the most anticipated events on the royal social calendar.
They were joined for the Queen as they made their appearance for the Royal Ascot, which started the five-day horse race that started on Tuesday.
Princess Kate wore a cornflower blue dress with sheer sleeves by Elie Saab and a matching Philip Treacy hat with a flower detail, looking stunning as ever despite being surrounded by Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall as they made their entrance with the carriage at the professional racecourse, just a short distance from Windsor Castle.
Blue was the dominant color for outfits at this event, as multiple royal women such as Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Zara Tindall and even the Queen herself went with the color.
They only difference these royal ladies had was the shade of blue they went with. Kate also finished off her outfit with blue topaz and diamond drop earrings by Kiki McDonough.
These multiple royal that attended the horse racing festival are just the most recent in a tradition of Royal members attending the event, with the Queen, being a constant attendant at the event with her closest.
The Queen, rocking a shade of blue, made her appearance in a blue coat and matching flower hat by Angela Kelly, as she hosted King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands in her lead carriage that processed onto the course.
Prince Andrew was the one that completed the four people that were in the carriage.
Other royals that were at the event were the Queen’s granddaughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, who were in the fourth carriage. The sisters shared the carriage with the Queen’s private secretary Edward Young and one of the Queen’s cousins Princess Alexandra. Eugenie’s husband of eight months, Jack Brooksbank, was not at the race.
On Monday we saw the Queen alongside Kate and Prince William at the Order of the Garter, as well as other royal family members at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. In her welcoming remarks to racegoers in this year’s Royal Ascot program, the Queen calls the event “one of the sporting events that I have been fortunate to enjoy throughout my life.”
Signing it “Elizabeth R,” she adds that even though racing has been taking place there for more than 300 years. And “much has changed, the horses remain the stars, thrilling us with their beauty, brilliance and courage. The quality and the depth of competition at the Royal Meeting has also continued to prosper.”
She adds, “The best horses and jockeys from across the globe are increasingly drawn to Royal Ascot, and it is truly exciting to welcome competitors from overseas, as strong international competition always adds further interest and fascination.”
This year we didn’t get to see the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan, as she made her debut at the event last year, but couldn’t due to being on maternity leave with her firstborn Archie.
She did, in fact, attend an important royal family event this month, being there for the Trooping of Color, when a big part of the royal family gather to celebrate the Queen’s birthday.