It’s that time of the year again. The Royal Ascot is an equestrian’s dream, with racehorses from all over the world competing to have their names written down in the British event’s history. But the excitement surrounding this year’s edition isn’t all equine – the Ascot also has a famously strict dress code, and has historically been the venue for all things sartorially chic.
Naturally, the Duchess of Cambridge embodied grace and elegance at this year’s Royal Ascot. She opted for a cornflower blue Elie Saab dress featuring delicate beading and chiffon lace sleeves, styling the Resort 2019 piece with a clutch from the designer, a matching fascinator as well as silver Gianvito Rossi pumps, and Kiki McDonough earrings. This is the first time she’s worn the Lebanese couturier.
The pastel shade seemed to be the color of choice for the day, with the Queen, Princess Beatrice in Maje and Princess Eugenie in Calvin Klein all coordinating in the hue. Even Prince William, who accompanied Kate, coordinated his outfit with hers, with his light blue waistcoat perfectly matching his wife’s decadent tulle creation.
The Ascot Racecourse was founded by Queen Anne in 1711, and has since received the patronage of a further eleven monarchs. Queen Elizabeth, who is an avid horse fan herself, has been attending the event since 1945. Guests at the event can even spend the day in the Royal Enclosure, where Her Majesty herself sits – but only on invitation from the Queen.
Hopefully, our invite’s already in the mail!