A royal affair at Ascot
It wasn’t the Royal Enclosure but it was silver, sparkling and very racy. It was the Royal Ascot Silver Ring and orange and black spots were worn patriotically in support of our very own Black Caviar who did us all proud and contributed to yet another thing the Aussies do better than the Poms!
By Sandra Tahmasby
100,000 cans of hair spray, 55,000 bottles of fake tan, fake eye lashes, platform heels, skirts, spotted shirts and tonnes of yummy boys in suits!
It wasn’t the Royal Enclosure but it was silver, sparkling and very racy. It was the Royal Ascot Silver Ring.
Orange and black spots were worn patriotically in support of our very own Black Caviar who did us all proud and contributed to yet another thing the Aussies do better than the Poms! Even with an injury she came through with the goods! What a beauty!
The Queen was decked out in her flattering green attire and gave us a lengthy wave as we yelled out to her: “Give us citizenship Liz!”.
The Fashion Police, also known as my group of friends, could have rivalled Joan Rivers with their fashion critique; rating the various outfits throughout the day. No one was safe from their fashion commentaries but a few did receive top honours for their fashions on the field.
The girls were dressed up to the nines and the boys probably should have been cut off at the bar hours ago! The bookies were out in fine form and the bets kept on coming. Even the long toilet lines weren’t going to stop anyone from enjoying this Royal affair.
The weather was the typical London climate… rain, sun , wind, cloud and sun again but that didn’t stop the race goers from having the time of their lives.
In amongst the glitz and glamour, there were the true punters out in force with their form guides in hand and hot racing tips to try and win back some drinking money! Even though I came close to losing my iPhone, I walked out £2 richer and my heels still intact.
Now that I’ve experienced Royal Ascot, for all that it is, I have a handful of survival tips for next year:
Ladies, tone down the fake tan. This is London and the weather is unpredictable, so getting caught in the rain results in spotted skin – never a good look!
Guys, there are ample facilities and toilets throughout the race course so peeing into a plastic cup is UNNACCEPTABLE (yes I actually saw this happen)!
And lastly, bet BIG, drink BIG, but make sure your hat is even BIGGER!