The Royal Ascots: a day of drinking, gambling and playing dress-up. Would I do it again? Only if I am guaranteed fun in the sun. Otherwise…no. The pricey ticket wasn’t worth feeling crowded in the Grandstand enclosure (due to people wanting to escape the rain). Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED seeing all the fashionable head pieces and seeing so many people looking so well put together but…the queues were too long. I had one glass of champagne and a pizza and called it a day since it took ages to eat, pee and drink. Really. Had the weather been prettier the crowds would have spread out more and venture to the outside vendors. So if I decided to go again I would wait to buy a ticket the day of the event. It would be a bit pricier but at least I would have a better chance of better weather (and clearer photos) and not freeze to death. Boy, was it cold!
So here’s the good stuff. I managed to get a few photos of some of the headware, which I had to share.
and the Royals…oh my!
I was pleasantly surprised to see that the Queen and Prince Philip had shown up. I figured with the weather being so crap they would have skipped the parade entrance. But they didn’t and I got to capture a