Royal Ascot is not only a national institution but the centrepiece of the British social calendar. The famous Berkshire track sets the ultimate stage for the best racehorses in the world and fashion is high on the agenda, with extravagant millinery and stylish outfits out in force for all five days of the Royal Meeting, Tuesday 16th to Saturday 20th June in 2015.
Royal Ascot is an occasion like no other in the sporting calendar as whilst it is demonstrably a celebration of horseracing at its very best, with a total of £5m on offer in prize money, it is also a social occasion, steeped in history and synonymous with pageantry and style.
On each of the five race days, The Queen arrives by Royal Procession along the racecourse with her guests, in full view of up to 80,000 spectators. At the heart of Royal Ascot is the Royal Enclosure which, like the tradition of the Royal Procession, dates back to the early 1800’s and the reign of George IV. Within this area, a strict dress code of morning dress for men and formal day wear for ladies applies.
Just as the action on the track is second to none, Ascot’s talented team of chefs aim to match that quality in all of the racecourse’s hospitality offerings and fine dining restaurants. Racegoers will find attentive service, excellent food and carefully chosen wines to complement a very special day out.