Sovereign has gone to all Royal Meetings since acquiescing to high position in 1952 separated from 2020 in secret
She will probably watch from Windsor Castle when her pony King’s Lynn races in King’s Stand Stakes at 3.40pm
Sovereign is an energetic pony raiser and has different sprinters planned to enter at Royal Ascot this week
The Queen won’t go to Royal Ascot today as she passes up the occasion in the midst of her continuous portability issues – yet there will be a parade highlighting Prince Charles, Camilla and Peter Phillips in the principal carriage.
Following behind in the subsequent carriage will be the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent; while in the third carriage will be Princess Anne, the Queen’s dear companion Lord de Mauley and previous British Horseracing Authority head of managing William Nunneley with his significant other Caroline.
In the fourth carriage at the parade – the subtleties for which were uncovered around early afternoon today – will be the Earl and Countess of Hopetoun alongside Tom Hooper and Lady Alexandra Hooper, who is likewise close with the royals.
Her Majesty was a customary at the Berkshire racecourse before the pandemic and has been at each Royal Meeting since consenting to the high position in 1952, aside from when it was held in secret in 2020.
Anyway the 96-year-old ruler will probably be watching from home only seven miles away at Windsor Castle this evening, particularly when her pony King’s Lynn races in the King’s Stand Stakes at 3.40pm.
The Queen, who has claimed 22 champs of races at Royal Ascot, was among racegoers going to last year after it was chosen to partake in the Government’s occasions research program for the game of dashing.
She didn’t go to the main day of last year’s races yet was later present at day five with her hustling administrator John Warren and assessed her four ponies in the Parade Ring after they crossed the end goal.
The Queen is an enthusiastic pony raiser and has various sprinters planned to be placed at Royal Ascot this week. In any case, while the ruler won’t be in the illustrious box today, racegoers are probably going to see Charles, Camilla and Mr Phillips among different royals in there.
Yesterday, the Queen was pictured with Charles and Camilla to mark the Order of the Garter service – with the monarch dressed in a silver white gown and her blue Garter sash and holding a walking stick.
The photograph was taken at Windsor Castle yesterday ahead of the Garter service in St George’s Chapel. On the Queen’s arm was a matching silver handbag and in her hand her glasses.
She was also wearing her Garter star badge, her Bow Brooch and silver shoes. The Queen did not take part in the traditional procession of Garter Knights and Ladies through the grounds of the Berkshire castle.
Given her ongoing mobility issues, the decision was expected and in past years she has travelled by car to the place of worship. She did attend the behind-the-scenes lunch and investiture ceremony.
Meanwhile Royal Ascot today welcomed racegoers to the stands for the sporting and social event as punters dressed in outlandish hats, summer dresses and smart suits cheer on the riders over the next five days.
Ascot Racecourse announced earlier in the year that visitor numbers would be reduced as part of its long-term ambition and following feedback from punters who attended the smaller scale Royal Ascot in 2021.
Capacity on each day will be reduced by 1,000 people in the Royal Enclosure, and for the Queen Anne and Windsor Enclosures cut by 4,150 and 2,000 respectively, with new facilities introduced.
Felicity Barnard, commercial director at Ascot, said earlier this year: ‘A key message in the feedback from the 2021 Royal Meeting, when attendance was limited to 12,000 per day as part of the Government’s Events Research Programme, was that people really appreciated the benefit of additional space.’