The Royal Ascot is back. Canceled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Britain’s most famous horse race is back in 2021, to the delight of the royal family. A highly anticipated event every year, many attended the opening of the race on Tuesday, June 15, with the first medals presented by Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles in person. A day in which they participated with in particular Prince Edward and Sophie of Wessex, but also Zara Tindall and her husband Mike, who thus made a new public appearance after the funeral of Prince Philip, since the birth of their third child, Lucas.
And after a first day full of twists and turns, the Windsors returned the next day for a new day of competition, this time with Princess Anne, wearing a very chic green dress for the occasion. And once again, the royal family had not forgotten hats and other bibis, which also make the reputation of Royal Ascot. So much so that sometimes we wonder if the competition takes place on the racetrack or on the heads of these ladies, like Sophie from Wessex who had opted for a large mauve hat with feathers, or Camilla Parker Bowles who had fallen for a yellow hat to match her dress, while the day before, she had opted for a blue headdress.
Why is Elizabeth II absent from Royal Ascot?
However, if the royal family had answered present for the Royal Ascot, it turns out that not all have made an appearance there yet, such as Prince William and Kate Middleton, or the Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie. But the one whose absence was the most noticeable, however, remains Elizabeth II, who for the second year will perhaps not attend one of her favorite events, and this for the moment, as a precaution. “It’s very unfortunate to miss this event. For now the plan is to see how it goes towards the end of the week and if the Queen is able to come because she has runners then, fingers crossed that this happens, “said a source from the palace, while the queen is also very busy in recent days by official commitments, such as the recent visit of Joe and Jill Biden in Windsor, or the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles © AGENCE