The History of The Royals at Ascot

The History of The Royals at Ascot

Her Majesty smiled and waved during the ride along the Berkshire course.

Royal Ascot lived its third day on Thursday, June 20, and it appears the royal ladies caught a case of the blues - fashion-wise, that is.

It's possible that Philip and the Queen were looking out for Kate's best interests here, but most likely they were equally interested in William getting on with starting a family - and not embarrassing them later with another royal divorce.

Moreover, her younger granddaughter, Princess Eugenie, opted for a slightly different approach with the same idea in a sleeveless blue-green dress. Each day of the week begins with the Royal Procession, when HM & accompanying Members of the Royal Family arrive along the track in horse-drawn landaus.

The monarch donned a matching hat and accessorised with an exquisite floral brooch speckled with canary yellow diamonds which was a gift from the Sultan of Oman, Daily Mail reports.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were also absent and the new parents are thought to have stayed at home with baby Archie, who was born last month.

Tindall, however, isn't the only one who had a very extravagant hat.

HM The Queen spoke about the changes at Royal Ascot over a 300 years period - saying the stars of the show remain to be the horses. "The quality and the depth of competition at the Royal Meeting has also continued to prosper".

Her first Royal Ascot victory was in the Royal Hunt Cup won by her horse Choir Boy in 1953, while her last was three years ago when Dartmouth triumphed in the Hardwicke Stakes - the monarch's 23rd victor at the event.

William and Kate later presented Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, with his winning trophy after the thoroughbred Blue Point, from his Godolphin stable, won the King's Stand Stakes.