One of the most famous horse racing and fashionable events in London is the Royal Ascot.
Ascot Race Course was founded in 1711 by Queen Anne.
“Her Majesty’s Plate” with a purse of 100 guineas was held on 11 August 1711.
Every Year Royal Ascot is attended by Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the British Royal Family such as the Prince of Wales, arriving each day in a horse-drawn carriage with the royal procession taking place at the start of each race day and the raising of the Queen’s Royal Standard. It is a major event in the British social calendar.
I try to visit the Royal Ascot horse racing every year. And I must say it is just wonderful to be there and taste the atmosphere.