Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Let the races begin.....

Opening Day at Royal Ascot 2010

Our Aussie friends, Tim and Sandra arranged our fabulous day at Ascot starting with a coach ride to the track and a private box next to the Royal Enclosure where we were wined and dined ...and tea'd to our hearts content! Tim even presented us with the "inside guide" for selecting winners for each race - didn't help us win but it did make the races very exciting! We did not want to disappoint our hosts so we dressed the part in Ascot attire and by the end of the day we were singing "Rule Britannia" in our best English accents!

A walk around the grounds between races was best for people watching.........

Her Majesty The Queen and members of the Royal Family enter the racecourse at Windsor Castle and proceed up the Straight Mile to the grandstand. All bets are placed....let the races begin!


A Tale of Two Cities said...

I'm reigning in my jealousy that you got to go to Opening Day with the queen and such royal "friends." Must have been a fabulous day!!!

Thanks for sharing,

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

What a charmed life you lead!
Rubbing elbows with the royals, and It looks like a few wackos. I'm sure you could have just snapped photos of hats all day.

Y'all looked the best of all!

It's Just Dottie said...

I have always as long as I can remember loved everything about Queen Elizebeth ll. Lovely post. I wish I was there