So, here I am again, reporting from Royal Ascot about some interesting people we saw during the day.
Believe you me, checking out the horses was just part of the allure of the day--there were some interesting glimpses into the life of the rich and famous.
Before the race begins each day, the Queen and her guests make their way up a private road from Windsor Castle
to the racecourse.
Queen Elizabeth has been attending the races every year since 1945.
After making her way up the course each day of Ascot, they turn into the Parade Circle where we were waiting,
and there she alights from her open-topped landau carriage and makes her way to the Royal Box.
The largest race of the day was The Prince of Wales Stakes. HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip was the presenter. The Queen's husband had just celebrated his 90th birthday on Sunday at Windsor Castle with family and friends.
He presented the trophy to Sheikh Mohammed of Dubai, the owner of the winning horse, Rewilding.
Nearby was Queen Elizabeth's daughter, Princess Anne,
and I would have loved to know what those raised eyebrows were all about.
Finally, Katherine Jenkins, the classical/operatic pop singer from Wales who has been so popular of late, was watching the festivities near us as well. Now that's some hat!
And hats will be the theme of the next blog coming soon--you won't want to miss seeing some of the day's best and the quirkiest.