Royal June is back, everybody! A limited number of racegoers were allowed inside for the Royal Ascot races on Tuesday, and there were several members of the royal family in attendance.
Sadly, there was no Queen sighting at Royal Ascot today, but for good reason. She received her Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, at Windsor Castle on Tuesday. It’s a little hard to see in this image, but you can probably guess which brooch she wore. (Yep! The Australian Wattle Brooch.) Amusingly, Morrison told the Queen that she was “quite the hit” at the G7 (where Australia was one of four guest nations invited to participate). He revealed that “everyone was talking about you at dinner the next night.” The Queen, again channeling the spirit of the late Duke of Edinburgh, replied, “Oh, lord, were they really?” Morrison laughed, “They were! They were thrilled to see you.”
Over at Ascot, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were the senior royal representatives at the races. Camilla wore a coat with a ribbon design made by Bruce Oldfield (with a matching mask!) and a hat by Philip Treacy.
Camilla also wore favorite pieces from her collection of diamond and pearl jewels, including her four-stranded necklace with the round diamond clasp. Here, you’ll note several delicate gold bracelets on her left wrist (as well as her impressive diamond engagement ring, which once belonged to the Queen Mother).
She also wore her favorite diamond and pearl drop earrings, plus a diamond bracelet on her right wrist.
The Earl and Countess of Wessex were also spotted at the races with the royals. Edward wore a tie printed with pictures of saddles and racing silks.
Sophie wore a dress by Soler and a hat by Jane Taylor. She accessorized with her pavé-set diamond earrings and a necklace with a modern circle pendant.
The Princess Royal was back in her element at Royal Ascot on Tuesday. With her lovely blue ensemble, she wore jewelry made of gold, diamonds, and pearls.
Her earrings feature a diamond design with a pearl drop. She also wore one of her signature pieces, a two-stranded pearl necklace.
You get a good look here as well at her golden horse brooch, her rings and her gold bangle. Her mask comes from the Injured Jockeys Fund. (I love that she has a badge attached to her bag that says ASCOT AUTHORITY. So perfect.)
Anne’s daughter and son-in-law, Zara and Mike Tindall, were present for day one of the races, too.
Zara wore a pair of pearl and gold earrings with dark hoops. Mike also had a tiny accessory: a small gold pin in the shape of a stag’s head.