The most popular horse racing event in the British calendar returned this June with an incredible week of spectacular fashion, delicious food and drink and an atmosphere that is completely unmatched.
Royal Ascot welcomed up to 300,000 racegoers including members of the British Royal Family and numerous celebrities over the five days. Founded by Queen Anne in 1711, the iconic event is without a doubt one of the most glamorous race meetings in the world and takes place in June each year.
This year Kate Middleton and Prince William, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, made a surprise appearance on day four, leading the royal family in the carriage processional that traditionally travels along the famous track before the beginning of the races.
The fashion at Royal Ascot is certain to exceed all expectations as the event is renowned for displaying the most outlandish looks from all attendees in a bid to show off their best dresses and beautiful headpieces.
It is one of the most highly-anticipated events of the year with the fashion often taking centre stage. The headwear alone is always a sight to behold with headbands, wide-brimmed hats and fascinators all being as much of a feature as the horses themselves.
There is a strict dress code in place for women and men reflecting the tradition and history of Royal Ascot, however due the high temperatures this year there were unexpected changes at Ascot 2022 for the first time and event officials relaxed the dress code by permitting men to remove their jackets and ties.
There are four main enclosures attended by guests; The Royal Enclosure, The Queen Anne Enclosure, The Village and The Windsor Enclosure, all of which have a slightly different dress code.
The Royal Enclosure has evolved and expanded over time but remains an invitation- only membership and has the strictest dress code of all enclosures. Women must wear hats and make sure their dresses are of modest length and comply with required formal day wear and men must wear a top hat, a vest or waistcoat and tailcoat.
Fancy dress, novelty and branded / promotional clothing are not permitted.
Over the week there were a total of 35 races, each day hosting seven races that take place between 2.30pm and 6.10pm. There were a number of stand out horses with arguably the performance of the week from Australian sprinter Nature Strip when he stunned with a sensational performance in the King’s Stand Stakes, winning the race by nearly five lengths.
The top trainer of the week was Aidan O’Brien with five winners, taking his overall tally to 81 and just one short of the all-time record holder Sir Michael Stoute.
Hospitality at Royal Ascot
Horse racing hospitality packages are always highly sought after and a great way to entertain a variety of guests. We sell official hospitality at Royal Ascot and our association with Ascot Racecourse spans more than decade offering a diverse range of hospitality packages.
The ICON facility, located in the Village Enclosure, provides the perfect environment for guests to enjoy premium hospitality alongside the fun and glamour of Royal Ascot. The suite is positioned inside the racecourse and offers exceptional views of the royal procession.
This superb marquee facility provides guests with views of the Parade Ring as the runners and riders prepare and return after every race. Guests also have access to the Festival Zone Viewing.
We have a number of premium hospitality experiences available to suit all preferences. To find out more about the packages we offer head over to our website.
As the excitement of this year begins to fade, we are setting our sights on Royal Ascot 2023.
Immersed in elegance, the atmosphere found across the five-days makes it the perfect summer occasion that you won’t want to miss. With an array of entertainment, exquisite fine dining options and various packages, each day offers something new to enjoy.
Visit our website to get in touch and we will make sure you don’t miss out on exclusive hospitality at next years Royal Ascot!
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