An iconic British Summertime event, Royal Ascot returns from the 17th - 21st July for five days of exciting world class horse racing. To fit in with this year's 'Great British Drama' theme, there will be pageantry, high fashion, and fine dining.
Did you know that Royal Ascot has been attended by British Monarchs ever since it started in 1711? Our current Queen, Elizabeth II, has a particular affinity for the sport, and it is one of the few times she can be seen out in public with a smile spread across her face.
With a total prize giving in excess of £5.3 million, it is no surprise that it attracts some of the best jockeys and horses in the world. Royal Ascot is about a lot more than just racing though. Off the track it is a fashion parade of hats, shoes, and dresses.
Tickets range from £25-£75, with all under 18s free of charge. There are t
Royal Ascot is a very formal event with strict dress code. Ladies must wear a hat or fascinator at all times; skirts and dresses should be knee length or longer; trouser suits are permitted. If in the Royal Enclosure, men should wear a waistcoat and tie (no cravat), with a black or grey top hat. For other areas, a suit and tie is acceptable.