Today marks the last day of one of the biggest events of the royal social calendar – Royal Ascot.
After a hiatus last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, members of the royal family have come out in force to celebrate the event – donning outfits that are, quite literally, fit for a Queen.
Prince Charles, Camilla, Princess Anne, Prince Edward, Sophie Wessex, Zara and Mike Tindall are some of the 12,000 guests that have attended the racecourse this week as part of the Government’s test event programme.
The women of the royal household have sported exquisite dresses in the course of the five-day event – with Sophie, Countess of Wessex opting for a ‘blush’ theme, and Camilla choosing pastels.
Princess Anne, however, has been pictured wearing bolder colours such as indigo and emerald green while her daughter, Zara Tindall, has been rocking the polka-dots.
In fact, the event is known to be more about fashion than it is racing – with separate dress codes for each royal enclosure.
Generally, women must wear skirts or dresses that ‘fall above the knee or longer’.
For men, the requirement states they must wear a grey, black or navy morning suit, which has to include a waistcoat and tie, a grey or black top hat and black shoes with socks.
And having recently opened up about the importance of a waste-free wardrobe, it should come as no surprise that Prince Charles has opted for a suit he…