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Riding in Style to the Royal Ascot with Smart City Weddings

13 Mar 2018

The Royal Ascot: a worldwide revered event that draws participants in their thousands year on year.

The five-day event, which is set to run between 19th and 23rd June 2018, is famed for its style, sophistication and Royal family spotting, and this year looks to be no different.

The History of the Royal Ascot

Dating back to 1711, the Royal Ascot was founded by Queen Anne and is attended every year by Queen Elizabeth and other members of the Royal Family.

On each day of the event, the Royal families arrival signifies the beginning of the races, and this year there are eight Group One races to look forward too.

Horse racing

Over its vast history, the event has seen participant numbers as high as 300,000 over the five days, and in 2016 a record amount of £6,580,000 was given away as prize money.

With Horse-racing being the second largest spectator sport in England, it is clear to see why every year the event attracts major world-wide coverage.

2018 Highlights

Every year the event gets bigger and better, and this year is certainly no different.

Each day will kick off with the Royal procession at 2pm sharp, in which spectators will be able to catch a glimpse of the British Royal family.

There will be six horse races on each day of the event, with eight Group One races spread across the week.

After the fun of the horse-racing has ended for the day, spectators can look forward to singing around the bandstand, which is a tradition that dates back to 1970.

In addition to the traditional choir singing, there are also various opportunities for live music in different enclosures across the site.

From 5:35pm onwards ticket holders can look forward to live music in the Windsor enclosure, eclectic arts across three stages in the Village enclosure until 9pm, and even a post-race barbeque in Villiers club, closing a fantastic day out for all to enjoy.

Dress Code

If the spectacular event is famous initially for its brilliant horse-racing, then its second most prominent attraction is the fashion that revellers look forward to each year.

In the Royal Enclosure, ladies are reminded to wear dresses or skirts which are of modest length, accompanied with a hat or headpiece which has a solid base of at least four inches.

Gentlemen are required to wear black or grey morning dress, including a waistcoat and tie, a top hat and black shoes.

For more information on the dress code in the Queen Anne Enclosure, Village Enclosure and Windsor Enclosure, click here.

Ride in Style

With so much excitement planned for one day, why not take some inspiration from the Royal family and ride in style?

At Smart City Weddings Car Hire, we can provide a range of exclusive cars to ensure that your day is stress-free and reflects the sophisticated image that the event is famed for.

Smart City Wedding car outside Buckingham palace

Our luxurious range includes stunning selections from Rolls Royce, Mercedes, Bentley and Range Rover, and with our chauffeur service, you can rest assured that we can get you to the event both on time and in style.

Contact us today to see what luxury car hire we can provide to you and your party.

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