I know everyone hates Prince Charles these days – for good reason, and I’m right there too – but can we just take a second and acknowledge that Charles really can wear the heck out of a three-piece suit? I’m not completely down with men’s fashion, but I believe Charles wore a “morning dress suit,” not to be confused with the “morning suit.” The morning dress suit is where the suit is all made of the same material, and that’s the dress code for Royal Ascot. A morning suit would be made of different colors and fabrics.
So, here are some photos of Day 1 of Royal Ascot. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are in attendance today for the opening races. Charles looks impeccable. The dove gray of his suit combined with his white-gray hair… it’s a really nice look. Camilla looks nice too – she wore Bruce Oldfield, who was actually one of Diana’s favorite designers. Oldfield made Camilla a matching mask, which she seemed to not fully wear? Weird. Her hat is by Philip Treacy.
Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth will not attend Royal Ascot’s opening. Which is strange, because it’s one of her favorite events of the social calendar. So much so that this is the first time in her reign where she has not attended Day 1. Maybe she’s still tired from how much she was trotted out over the course of Friday through Sunday. They had her in Cornwall, they had Trooping the Colour at Windsor, then she had to meet Joe Biden. That’s a lot of sh-t for a 95-year-old woman. The Queen’s racing manager told media outlets that she might attend Ascot later this week, but she’s going to miss the opening day. Hmm. I wonder if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be in attendance at some point this week.
Photos courtesy of Getty.