ROYAL ASCOT 2019 started today, with the Queen, Kate Middleton, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall all choosing to wear the same colour for day one – an unsual move for the Royal Family.
Queen arrives at Royal Ascot in pastel blue outfit
Royal Ascot 2019 kicked off today, with many senior royals in attendance. The Queen, Kate Middleton, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall were all seen arriving this afternoon, and unusually for the Royal Family, they were all in blue. The Duchess of Cambridge chose a pretty lace dress by Elie Saab, paired with a Philip Treacy hat. Her Majesty, meanwhile, wore a blue floral dress with a blue jacket over the top.
Royal Ascot 2019: Queen, Kate Middleton, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie all wear blue
A blue hat with large flowers and white gloves completed her look.
Zara Tindall, 38, also chose a floral dress, pairing it with a baby blue hat worn on top of her head. A pair of drop pearl earrings could be seen in her ears.
The mum-of-two wore her blonde hair in an updo under her hat, and kept her makeup simple.
Not to be outdone, Princess Beatrice also stepped out in blue tones. She chose a lace shirt dress which had three-quarter length sleeves and came down past her knee.
A wide brimmed hat in a matching shade added another splash of blue to her outfit. The dress was belted at the waist to show off her slim frame.
Royal Ascot 2019: The Queen, Kate Middleton, Princess Eugenie & Zara Tindall all wore blue (Image: Pa/REX/REUTERS/AFP)
Kate Middleton and Prince William pictured at the parade ring today (Image: PA)
The Royals are usually careful to ensure that they all wear different colours from the Queen – but it seems on this ocassion they decided to all wear the same.
What is the Royal Ascot dress code?
Known for being strictly implemented, the Royal Ascot dress code is one of the tightest in the racing world.
Royal Ascot produce a detailed guideline every year for guests to follow to ensure there are no style blunders.
The most stringent rules apply in the Royal Enclosure, with ladies having to wear dresses or skirts that fall just above the knee or longer.
Straps must be one inch or greater, with strapless, halter neck and spaghetti straps banned. Midriffs are also not allowed to be on display.
Queen Maxima arrived with Queen Elizabeth in the royal procession (Image: REUTERS)
Kate spent time talking to Queen Maxima this morning (Image: REUTERS)
Kate Middleton stuns in pastel blue at Royal Ascot
While trouser suits are allowed, they must be full length on the leg and matching material and colour.
Most importantly, hats must be worn, although headpieces with a solid four inch base are permitted. Fascinators are not allowed.
Men must wear black or grey morning dress which includes a waistcoat, tie, top hat and black shoes worn with socks.
This dress code is followed not only by guests but also by members of the Royal Family who attend.
The Queen Anne Enclosure and the Village Enclosure are slightly more relaxed, with fascinators allowed, and dresses or tops with thin straps permitted.
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