Queen Elizabeth & many other jewel-encrusted royals come out for Royal Ascot


So many royal photos! I apologize, but not really. I’m always pleased to cover royal photos, and I’m really happy that many members of the royal family have been making so many appearances lately, because American gossip is deader than dead this week. Earlier I covered the photos from yesterday’s Order of the Garter ceremony – go here to see. These are pics from today, at the Royal Ascot. Queen Elizabeth was in attendance, as she is every year. And most of her family came out too – I’ve grabbed photos of Prince Harry, Prince Charles, Duchess Camilla, Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice of York, plus Princess Anne and her daughter Zara Phillips.

The Queen might be hoping for another victory this year – at last year’s Royal Ascot, one of her horses won the Gold Cup. The Queen was THRILLED. Seriously, it was the first time the monarch’s horse won the Gold Cup. So I’m assuming the Queen has another horse (or maybe the same horse?) in the races this year.

As for the rest of them… Camilla looks very pretty, doesn’t she? That’s a good suit on her, although I don’t care for her hat. Harry looks very uncomfortable, but I love the way he lifts his hat to kiss Zara on the cheek. So cute!

PS… Love the Queen’s swan pin!!! I love Camilla’s dragonfly pins too.




Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. HH says:

    Eugenie’s heels need to get on my feet. NOW.

  2. Abbott says:

    Royal Ascot? I love you Brits, I really do…. but y’all are just making up royal events now ;)

    Is this a test to see we can go five days without seeing the Cambridge Can?

  3. PunkyMomma says:

    Oh the hats are pretty tame for Ascot. I’ll take Camilla’s – looks like it’d fit on my big melon.

  4. Okie says:

    I need help from the protocol experts. I thought after the wedding it was reported that the Queen sent out word that she was wearing yellow (? too lazy to look it up) because no one is supposed to wear the same color as the Queen. Between Kate’s McQueen at Trooping the Color and Camila’s dress here, I guess that’s not the case?

    • LAK says:

      The wedding was a state event (semi-state according to William-eye roll), subject to rules and the monarch’s wishes.

      Ascot is a social event to which everyone can wear whatever they wish to wear as long as it adheres to the rules of the enclosure they are in.

    • AM says:

      Both Sophie and Camilla are wearing pale blue today, which says to me that they coordinated in advance with the monarch. Something like the year Camilla, Kate, and Sophie all turned up at the Garter ceremony in shades of cream, white, and pink.

      • Okie says:

        Thanks, @LAK! Is Trooping the Color not a “state” event, then? Or was Kate not wearing blue, but a gray that photographed that way?

        @AM, the cream suit Kate wore that year was one of my favorite looks on her.

      • AM says:

        I love that cream McQueen as well! Kate’s said her favorite color is white (always stepping out, Our Duch), and some of her best looks have been in white, IMO. Another favorite for me was the tiered white dress she wore to Wimbledon in 2011. Would love to see that one again.

      • Okie says:

        “always stepping out, Our Duch” — LOL! That sums her up perfectly, I think!

        I agree about the Duchess in cream/white. She wears them really well. I know that she’s a sun worshiper and it’s been to her skin’s detriment, but as someone whose pallor can be euphemistically called “alabaster,” I do envy her ability to wear such shades so well.

      • LAK says:

        Trooping the Colour is a ceremonial event. Not a state event. Also subject to their own set of rules.

  5. Sighs says:

    Did anyone see the crowd pics? I’ve never seen so many hats in my life.

  6. Dany says:

    is pale blue the royal colour of the week?

  7. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    This was popular colour in the eighties so glad the Royals are bringin it back. Now the Queen just needs to don some stirrup pants and then we can really go retro.

    • kri says:

      Love the Queen’s look. She is badass, and I bet there are brass knuckles in that bag, along with some Violet candies, tissues, and lipstick. I don’t know why, but Anne is what I imagine Eliz The First looked like. Anyone else see it?

      • Aeryn39 says:

        Kri – yes re: Princess Anne!! And I thought I was the only one thinking that (my friends say I’m a total Princess Anne stan, but whatever, LOL)!!

        I’ve always wondered about what’s in HM’s hand bag. I remember reading a biography of the Queen Mother and it said that during the war she carried a revolver. I always imagined one in HM’s bag as well, though brass knuckles would do fine ;)

  8. PennyLane says:

    I totally love it that Zara Philips had her baby in January and didn’t “lose the baby weight!” in six weeks flat. She looks gorgeous.

  9. Birdix says:

    I like Anne’s ensemble a lot, and particularly her sea horse pin.

  10. Flora Kitty says:

    I want Princess Eugenie’s shoes.

  11. Abbott says:

    Wait til you guys see the hats at our National Hot Dog Eating Contest next month.

  12. Abby_J says:

    The Queen looks beautiful, Camilla looks beautiful (but then again, I really kind of like her a lot so I am biased toward her. Sue me. :) ) and really, everyone looks lovely.

    Did I miss Kate? Was she there, or was it her day off?

  13. India says:

    The Crotchbridge is not allowed out any more until she is institutionalized indefinitely for her serial exhibitionism.

  14. megan says:

    Is light blue the office royal color these days?

  15. wolfpup says:

    LadySlippers, WHERRRe ARRRe YOUOUOU???

  16. LAK says:

    i love the picture of Harry contemplating Zara’s hat.

  17. vava says:

    I think they all look great, and if anyone can carry a hat, it’s Camilla.

  18. LT says:

    Love that blue and the brooches are lovely. I have started wearing pins to the office because I am incredibly bored with corporate attire and a pin livens it up a bit. I thought I was being retro but now I know I was being royal! Ha!

  19. Tolva says:

    Sophie The Countess of Wessex, blue outifit and pearl encrusted hat was lovely. She looked wonderful.

  20. Amulla says:

    What is it with the Royal Family and the color powder blue?

    The Queen wears tons of powder blue. She wore a powder blue dress to Diana & Charles wedding, for example. She’s been wearing powder blue for years! Now it looks like Camilla is wearing it a lot too.