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Last year’s Gold Cup Day at Royal Ascot was one of those perfect days: I’ve attended Ascot in almost every possible weather condition, bar snow, but rarely has a day been as lovely as it was last year.
It was a family day for the Wilkins clan: I had been invited again by Ascot Racecourse as their guest, and took my sister Holly with me in the Royal Enclosure. By happy coincidence, our cousin Sadie was at Ascot with friends too and, miraculously, they just happened to be in the Queen Anne right underneath our box, so none of that frantic and usually ultimately unsuccessful searching for friends that usually happens at huge sporting events.
Holly and I took the train with our friend Emily to Ascot and headed straight to Ascot TV for me to talk about my outfit. Then we walked through the stands to the box for lunch, before heading off to the Royal Enclosure to meet friends, place bets and soak up the atmosphere.
I was dressed for Royal Ascot by Suzannah, with my millinery from Rachel Trevor-Morgan. (You can read more details about my outfit here.)
With huge thanks to Suzannah for giving me my beautiful dress, to Rachel Trevor-Morgan for loaning millinery to me and my sister, and to Ascot Racecourse for inviting us to Royal Ascot 2018
in the Royal Enclosure.