The Royal Ascot is one of the most important events in the British social calendar. It is synonymous with sartorial elegance, offering a royal atmosphere and views of the most beautiful and luxurious hats. Its press coverage on the attendees and their fashion often surpasses the coverage of the race, itself.
The Royal Ascot is an event all ladies should experience at least once in their life. And this year, it will be held June 18-22, 2019. Tickets are already up for sale. Click here for more information.
ABOUT THE RACE
The Royal Ascot is Britain’s most prestigious horse race which takes place annually in Ascot, Berkshire, England. It lasts 5 days and offers at least eighteen group races and at least one Group One event each day.
It attracts many of the finest racehorses and jockeys from around the world to compete for millions of pounds in prize money. It also attracts over 300,000 people, including celebrities and royals, local and foreign.
Every year Royal Ascot is attended by Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the British Royal Family. And many fans look forward to seeing the royal procession arrive each day with an impressive entourage that includes horse-drawn carriages. It’s so old-world posh!
The Royal Ascot has been a tradition since 1711. It features the best in horses, fashion, food, and people. So, here’s what you need to know when buying tickets.
There are four enclosures where guests can meet, eat, relax, and view the race. Each enclosure has its own individual character and dress code. Before attending, please make sure you check the dress code for your enclosure. You will be refused entrance if you don’t follow the rules.
The Queen Anne Enclosure offers elegant Champagne bars, tea rooms on the Queen Anne Lawns, raised terraces to watch the Royal Procession and racing, and a bandstand with a tradition of singing. This enclosure is upscale with a stricter dress code.
The Village Enclosure offers boutique restaurants, pop-up and al-fresco dining, champagne and cocktail bars, and DJ’s playing an eclectic mix of music.
The Windsor Enclosure offers the first views of the Royal Procession as well as artisan food stalls, and Champagne and Pimm’s bars.
The Royal Enclosure is invitation only. “Access is restricted, with high security on the day. First-time applicants must apply to the Royal Enclosure Office and gain membership from someone who has attended the enclosure for at least four years. For existing badgeholders, an invitation is sent out by Her Majesty’s Representative to request badges. The badgeholder’s name is written onto the badge and can be used only by that person; the colours of the badges vary each day for one-day applicants. Those in the Royal Enclosure have the options of fine dining and hospitality, and a selection of bars. The dress code is strictly enforced. For women, only a day dress with a hat is acceptable, with rules applying to the length and style of the dress. In addition, women must not show bare midriffs or [wear strapless, off the shoulder, halter neck and spaghetti straps dresses or tops]. For men, black or grey morning dress with top hat is required.” – wikipedia.org