Racegoers were back in the Royal Box for the first day of Royal Ascot today, and we were treated to a whole bunch of fantastic jewelry!
The carriage procession was back this year for the first time since before the pandemic, with royals and guests arriving to attend the races.
The Queen was not in attendance on Tuesday, so the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall led the royal contingent arriving for the event.
Prince Charles was dapper as usual, wearing a tie pin that features the monogram of King Boris III of Bulgaria. He’s worn the same pin at Royal Ascot on previous occasions.
He also added a little extra flair this year with a pair of Union Jack cufflinks.
The Duchess of Cornwall was elegant in blue, wearing some of her favorite diamond and pearl jewels: her diamond floral and pearl drop earrings and her pearl choker necklace with the round diamond clasp.
She also pinned her diamond knot brooch to her jacket. Both the earrings and the brooch were featured prominently during last year’s royal visit to Greece.
The Princess Royal also rode in the carriage procession. With her elegant embroidered jacket and matching hat, she wore the stud portion of her Grima diamond, pearl, and gold earrings, as well as a double strand of pearls.
Appropriately, she pinned her gold horse brooch to her jacket as well.
Princess Anne’s son, Peter Phillips, joined Charles and Camilla in the lead carriage for the procession.
Zara and Mike Tindall, Anne’s daughter and son-in-law, were present as well. Mike wore an interesting gold pin in the shape of a stag’s head on his lapel.
Zara accessorized with a pair of earrings featuring smoky briolette drops.
The Countess of Wessex watched the races from the royal box, wearing a dress in a light shade of pink-purple with a coordinating picture hat. She accessorized with her multi-gem earrings, plus a pearl sunburst brooch, made by designer Jane Sarginson.
Sophie was spotted chatting with two members of the extended royal family: Countess Mountbatten and her daughter, Lady Alexandra Hooper.
Penny wore pearl and diamond earrings and a diamond brooch with her blue dress and hat.
Lady Alexandra was elegant in white and cream, wearing modern scroll earrings made of yellow gold and a lighter, white-toned metal.
The Mapelli Mozzis were present for the first day of the races as well. Princess Beatrice wore an elegant floral dress with a coordinating headpiece.
She wore a stack of bracelets on her right wrist and carried a clutch bag monogrammed with her initials, BY (Beatrice York).
The royal crew was rounded out with members of the Gloucester and Kent families.
The Duchess of Gloucester was elegant as always in blue. She wore pieces from the Gloucester Pearl and Emerald Suite with her outfit.
Princess Michael of Kent wore floral stud earrings and pearls, plus a large brooch with a Maltese cross design.