Back at the races! After the COVID-19 pandemic prevented crowds at the Royal Ascot last year, famous members of British high-society were seen arriving, dressed in their best, to day one of the posh horserace on Tuesday, June, 15.
Many members of the royal family were in attendance at the chic event including Prince Charles, Princess Anne and Prince Edward as well as Charles' wife, the Camilla Parker Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall and Edward's wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex.
The white-haired royal, 72, looked dapper in a grey suit paired with a light pink ascot detailed with a flower pin, while the Duchess, 73, was styled in a light blue frock topped with an extravagant baby blue church hat. She accessorized her look with a layered pearl necklace and a cream-colored clutch.
The two were also seen occasionally donning protective face masks for the event.
Instead of their typical arrival in a horse drawn carriage procession, the infamous duo casually arrived at the event in a black car. The Prince of Wales, who just became a grandfather for the fifth time when Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle welcomed daughter Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, appeared to be fascinated by something that his wife was pointing out as they arrived at their seats.
It was not only royals who took part in the traditional event, American Idol alum Simon Cowell and partner Lauren Silverman were seen enjoying the races along with singer Sinitta decked out in big floppy hats and pastel colors.
Princess Anne's daughter, who herself competed in equestrian events during the 2012 Olympics, Zara Tindall, was on hand for the event dressed in a cream-colored polka dot dress with a bouquet of flowers resting on top of her hat. The 40-year-old royal accessorized her look with a chic pair of sunglasses and a white clutch.
Prince Edward's wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex also looked sophisticated in a pale pink ensemble that she cautiously paired with a matching mask as she enjoyed the sunny day event.
The Royal Ascot, which official motto is "Like nowhere else," has been a major event on the British social calendar since its founding by Queen Anne in 1711. The annual race meeting, which occurs each June at the Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire, England, remains a heady mix of pomp, tradition, fashion, class distinction and, of course, sport.