16 June 2013

Flashback: Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot is a fun week on the Queen's calendar. The five day race meeting, held at Ascot Racecourse, gives the Queen a chance to indulge her passion for horses and gives us a chance to see a string of brooch appearances. She's based at nearby Windsor Castle for the week, arriving via a procession of horse-drawn landaus around the racecourse before taking her spot in the Royal Enclosure to watch the races. The meeting is held in the third week in June in the thick of the royal busy season, coming right after Trooping the Colour and Garter Day.

If you combine the multiple decades the Queen has attended Ascot, plus the multiple days each year, you get hundreds of appearances. That's far too many to attempt to cover in a flashback, so we'll stick to the line up from the most recent years (some previously appeared at the other blog). These all include the standard three strand pearl necklace and button earrings, plus a wide range of brooches.

Current Ascot Years:

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