Yesterday marked the start of the annual Royal Ascot races, and with it came a quintessentially British affair of fabulous fashion. True to form, royalty rubbed shoulders with the elite style for a celebration of sartorial elegance on the sidelines of the racetrack.
On day one, Princess Beatrice arrived on the arm of her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in a pink and cream floral shirt dress from Zimmermann with coordinating blooms atop her head erupting from her Juliette Botterill Millinery headband. Zara Tindall also opted for a pink printed number, hers being a more abstract take on florals from British designer Anna Mason which featured puff sleeves and bow belt, accessorized with a pompom-embellished headpiece to match. The Countess of Wessex followed suit in a similarly pink ensemble, paired with dainty pearl jewelery flourishes and a wide brimmed hat, her neat mignon popping out from beneath.
The Duchess of Cornwall channeled the sunny disposition of the day with a sky-blue coat dress from Anna Valentine and marvelous millinery from Philip Treacy. Sophie Winkleman was also in attendance wearing yet another floral frock, although her husband her Lord Frederick Windsor stayed home. Instead, she arrived beside the handsome PR guru Zafar Rushdie.
Day two brought yet more stylish ensembles, including another my fair lady-esque moment from the Countess of Wessex, elegant in a blue, flower-bedecked hat; and a chic appearance from the ever-glamorous Spencer twins, Lady Eliza and Lady Amelia, wearing the Michael Kors Collection.
With exemplary British weather set to shine throughout the event, many more excellent Ascot ensembles are sure to descend. Stay tuned for more racetrack elegance.