Wednesday 16 June 2021
Show in Ascot
The royal family has returned to the racetrack
After the traditional Royal Ascot 2020 horse race was canceled due to the pandemic, visitors and especially female visitors will be wearing extravagant costumes again this year. The royals don’t miss the equestrian event either.
The traditional Royal Ascot horse race has begun: For the first time since the start of the pandemic, people can cheer live at an equestrian event, specifically 12,000 a day. On opening day on Tuesday, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla were among the visitors to the race.
The two came by car and not, as usual, with the traditional chariot procession. However, the Duchess did not abandon the tradition of elegant fashion. She wore a striped robe in pale blue shades and a mask of the same pattern. Plus, of course, a matching pastel hat with a large brim and elaborate embellishment on the side.
The Queen’s granddaughter, 40-year-old Zara Tindall, and husband Mike, who is two years older than her, also took the opportunity to make their first public appearances since the birth of their son Lucas at Royal Ascots in May. The show jacket and Princess Anne’s daughter caught the eye with a cream-colored hat embellished with eye-catching floral buttons.
They join Prince Edward and his wife Sophie. The Countess of Wessex admired a large peach-colored dress. She also combines cream-colored high heels and a flower-embellished bowler hat.
However, fans of the Queen were disappointed on opening day. The 95-year-old is said to have decided to watch the start of the five-day race from Windsor Castle on TV. The race team director, John Warren, said the monarch, who is a fan of horse racing, is due to attend the event later this week.