It seems as though Royal Ascot 2013 was just a moment ago – and here we are just a month away from this year’s Royal meeting. It’s always one of the highlights of my summer: I’ve been attending for years, as a race goer, as a broadcaster for the BBC and, last year, utterly joyfully as a live commentator with Clare Balding *swoons* on Gold Cup Day (Ladies Day), during the Royal procession for Channel Four.
But of course the big question is always what to wear and, specifically, what to put on one’s head. Thankfully Royal Ascot now produce a wonderful Style Guide each season, which suggests outfit ideas, and here in the UK we have world class milliners, including Jane Taylor, William Chambers, Piers Atkinson, Noel Stewart, Rosie Oliver and Vivien Sheriff, who are all stocked at Fenwick of Bond Street.
Which brings me to a wonderful LLG reader offer: Royal Ascot have very kindly offered two grandstand tickets for the Wednesday of Royal Ascot (18 June) and return first class travel to London Waterloo to Ascot, and Fenwick a fabulous designer headpiece, up the value of £500.
I’d like to attend @AscotInsider in a @FenwickBondSt hat because (FILL IN REASON HERE) #Ascot2014 #comp
The competition will close on May 21, when the winner will be announced. For full terms and conditions, please click here
Royal Ascot will be held 17-21st June. Grandstand and Silver Ring tickets are available from £25-£75, and Fine Dining from £250 + VAT. For further information and to book visit www.ascot.co.uk or call 0844 346 3000.