Debut at Royal Ascot

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By Sarah Schneider

June 19, 2018
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the races for the first day of the Royal Ascot in Berkshire.

The Royal Ascot

It’s that season once more… England’s most prominent race meeting, a fashion spectacular, and a feature on the social date-book, and several days loaded with sightings of the Royal family. It can only be one thing – Royal Ascot! To mark the opening day of this year’s meet, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined the Queen and different individuals from the Royal family for the quintessential race meeting.

The Queen loves the Royal Ascot, primarily due to her incredible love of horses since she was a child, and she anticipates this annual event. It’s a brilliant opportunity for the Duchess to experience another royal British tradition.

Royal Ascot is the focal point of Ascot’s year and goes back to 1711 when it was established by Queen Anne. More than 300,000 people visit Berkshire during the Royal Ascot week. This makes it Europe’s most attended race meeting. The very first day of Royal Ascot is generally recognized to be among the best racing days anyplace in the world with three Group one races; the Queen Anne Stakes, the King’s Stand Stakes and the St James’ Palace Stakes.

The Royal Enclosure

There are three enclosures went to by visitors on Royal Ascot week. The Royal Enclosure is the most acclaimed of the three, with visits by the Queen and other Royal relatives. Access to the Royal Enclosure is confined, with high security on the day. Applicants applying for the first time must apply to the Royal Enclosure Office and obtain membership from somebody who has attended the event for no less than four years.

Presentation of trophies

Before the end of the first day, the Duke and Duchess presented the last winner’s trophy of the day. The Duchess looked beautiful in a monochrome troupe for her Ascot appearance. Her bespoke Givenchy white dress highlights an asymmetric midi hemline. It’s another extraordinary look from Clare Waight Keller. It would appear that the Duchess had a great time at the Royal Ascot!

Courtesy of: Duchess Meghan

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