Fairytale Fantasy

Friday, 19 June 2015

Ladies Day: Royal Ascot

For my 21st birthday my dad took me to Royal Ascot with his partner and daughter. I've never been to Ascot before, or any kind of horse racing, so I was excited. I'm not sure what I expected, but the reality was a thousand times more exciting. The whole thing is just vast. Instead of the marquee I expected, the Grand Stand was more like a modern football stadium complete with restaurants and champagne bars. There are people everywhere and the atmosphere was absolutely euphoric. Everyone was dressed up in their finery and looked wonderful. The weather was absolutely beautiful, Olivia and I actually ended up with sunburn (remember your sun cream kids!). We sat on the lawn next to the race track and ate, drank and laughed all afternoon. As for the races themselves, they were amazing to watch. I bet on four of the six races and won two, doubling the amount my dad had given me in flutter money for my birthday. The friends we sat with won about four races and I reckon they must have made at least £250. Sidenote: I can absolutely see how easy it is to get addicted to gambling. Have caution when partaking guys! We saw the Queen a few times when she was arriving with the rest of the Royal Family. After all the races finished, we stood around with everyone singing around the bandstand (how British).
In short we had the most incredible time. I've already asked for us to go next year! Hope you enjoy just a few of the hundreds of photos that we took!

My outfit: Dress- Ted Baker (similar here), Shoes- Next, Fascinator- TK Maxx, Bag- Primark.

Soph x

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