Monday, 14 June 2010

Tomorrow ...........

............. is the start of Royal Ascot, and I am lucky enough to have the right to not just attend, but to be in the Royal Enclosure.  For those of you who don't know about Ascot, it is considered to be one of the highlights of the "Season" and anyone who is anyone attends.  If you are in the Royal Enclosure there is a strict dress code, although it has relaxed somewhat over recent years.

Ladies were not allowed to have bare arms, or to wear trousers and a hat and gloves were compulsory - well, you couldn't be seen in the company of Her Majesty the Queen without your hat and gloves, could you.  Gentlemen had to wear Morning Suits with a hat, and gloves also.  Just to give you a laugh, here are a couple of photos from those days.

I used to love going, the atmosphere, the champagne, the hats and fashions, oh yes, and the occasional horse race, all made for wonderful days.  I don't go any more, but I did love it while I was going - and not just cos it was a few days off work.

Aahhh, Those Were the Days, as they say.


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  2. Oh go on, if only just once more, make arrangements to attend again (think of the swanky new outfit you will be forced to buy, ha ha).

  3. sounds like a smashing good time!
    wish you were going to tell us how it is!

  4. I hope you will come and show us what you are wearing. I like the sounds of champagne and fashions.
    Have a great day - Hugs Nat

  5. How exciting! How does one have the right to attend in the Royal enclosure?

    I've been reading several books on queens and kings of England recently.

  6. Would love to see photo's Sue. I hope you had a good time.


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