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Kate Middleton, Lady Diana… The Finest Outfits in the Gotha at Ascot…


While there will be no 2020 edition of the Ascot horse races because of Covid-19, let’s look back at the most beautiful outfits of the royal family for this chic event, the quintessence of English elegance where hat, bibi and long dress are mandatory.

Every year, except for this month of June 2020 because of Covid-19, horse races in Ascot have been famous all over the world for three centuries but also because of the ultra strict and chic dressage code. It is an appointment to which the royal family is accustomed and the centre of all attention, with the arrival of Queen Elizabeth, for whom it is one of the favourite events.

From Princess Diana to Kate Middleton, they have all shone at Ascot during the five days of these famous horse races and especially Ladies Day, on Thursday, which is a much-awaited appointment. The dress code, which has been very strict and hardened since 2012, imposes numerous dress rules, particularly in the royal enclosure where duchesses, queens and princesses must wear a hat and a dress just above the knee. The men, on the other hand, must wear a top hat and a tailscoop jacket in the image of Kate Middleton and Prince William in 2019. Each year, Kate Middleton ensures, whether as Alexander McQueen, Catherine Walker or Elie Saab

Kate Middleton in Elie Saab dress and hat and William in top hat and tails at Ascot in 2019.


In her only year at Ascot in 2018, Meghan Markle caused a sensation in a white dress by Givenchy and bibi couture by Philip Tracy. Harry and William’s cousins, the Eugenie sisters and Beatrice d’York are also present every year, in flowery Erdem dresses or colourful hats, just like Zara Philips, who sometimes shines in a total yellow look, without ever parting with her favourite pair of sunglasses.

The sisters Beatrice and Eugenie d’York, very chic in monochrome colour at Ascot

Sophie de Wessex never misses the event and imposes her chic and timeless style both in Suzannah Fashion dress and Emilia Wickstead jumpsuit. In her day, Princess Diana always stood out at Ascot, loving to wear two-tone outfits (red and purple, pink and purple) and of course, her favourite outfit, a polka dot dress.

Princess Diana looking good with the Queen Mother at Ascot in 1987.

Photo credits : AGENCY / BESTIMAGE

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