The fourth day of this year’s Royal Ascot race meeting brought us statement earrings from the Princess of Wales, diamond earrings from Princess Beatrice, and lots of additional royal jewels (and tie pins!).
On Friday, the King and the Queen were once again in the lead carriage of the procession as it arrived at Ascot Racecourse.
King Charles opted for a gray morning suit once again, and Queen Camilla again wore an ensemble by Anna Valentine with a Philip Treacy hat.
The King has treated us to a selection of jeweled tie pins all week long, and today was no exception.
He wore another tie pin featuring a royal cypher set with diamonds and topped with a crown. I think the pin features the monogram of his great-grandfather, King George V (GVR).
Queen Camilla opted for familiar, favorite jewels for the races on Friday: pearl drop earrings and her four-stranded pearl choker with the large diamond clasp.
With the King and Queen in the first carriage were two of their close friends, the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. Peregrine and Amanda are deeply involved in the world of horse racing, and he has held numerous important leadership positions in the sport, including serving as Queen Elizabeth II’s Representative at Ascot from 1980 until 2011.
The Duchess wore a brightly-colored feather hat for the races. I was hoping to get a glimpse of her jewelry—the Cavendish family has lots of interesting pieces at their disposal—but I haven’t seen any good photographs yet.
The second carriage in the procession was occupied by the Prince and Princess of Wales with Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
Prince William was dapper in his top hat and tails, and he even gave us a royal tie pin moment, too.
This pin, which features a royal cypher in gold, surrounded by the Garter and topped with a crown. I’ve speculated in the past that this could be the monogram of one of the recent Georges (V or VI?).
The Princess of Wales turned heads in a bright red ensemble for her day at the races.
She accessorized with a pair of statement earrings inspired by traditional Indian jewelry design.
The earrings feature filigree work and small dark blue beaded accents.
UFO No More tells us that these are the Esmee style from one of Kate’s favorite affordable jewelry brands, Sézane. The earrings don’t appear to be currently available for purchase.
The Mapelli Mozzis also wore their finest for the races on Friday.
Princess Beatrice’s floral dress comes from the designer Monique Lhullier.
Delightfully, Beatrice also wore a pair of Chopard earrings with her ensemble.
These crescent-shaped diamond earrings are clips—like Queen Camilla, Princess Beatrice does not have pierced ears.
The Duchess of Edinburgh rode in the third carriage alongside Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.
Sophie wore a pink dress from her go-to designer, Suzannah, accessorized with the same earring/necklace combo she’s worn frequently lately: antique pearl drop earrings and a necklace with a pendant from Collins & Sons. We’ve seen her wear this particular pairing recently for a garden party, for a pre-coronation reception, and for Trooping the Colour.
Princess Michael wore floral earrings with a trio of necklaces.
Joining the royals in carriage number three was the Earl of Caledon. He had a part in the recent coronation, carrying one of the Royal Standards.
There were no royals in carriage number four in today’s procession—but there was a woman who has portrayed more than one famous royal lady. Dame Judi Dench rode alongside her partner, David Mills. They were joined by two familiar figures in the world of racing: William S. Farish IV and his wife, Kelley. The Farish family owns Lane’s End Farm, a prominent Thoroughbred breeding farm in Kentucky. The Farishes were good friends of the late Queen Elizabeth II, who often stayed at the farm during visits to America.
Dame Judi wore a silver necklace with several pendants, including an acorn, an oak leaf, and a tree branch. She’s worn the necklace before, including an appearance on the Graham Norton Show.
There’s also been another member of the extended family popping up at Royal Ascot this week: Flora Ogilvy Vesterberg, granddaughter of Princess Alexandra. She posed with her husband, Timothy, for photographers on Friday.
With her lace dress, Flora wore a pair of earrings with leafy diamond studs and pearl drops.