After Queen Bows out, Kate Middleton and Prince William wear matching outfits to the Royal Ascot ceremony

After Queen Bows out, Kate Middleton and Prince William wear matching outfits to the Royal Ascot cer ...

On Friday, June 17, Kate Middleton and Prince William made their debut at the annual Berkshire horse racing event. Kate and Prince William were dressed to impress, while William cut a sophisticated figure in his black top hat and tails. Unfortunately, Queen Elizabeth was unable to attend one of her favorite events for the fourth day in a row.

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Kate and William waved to their adoring fans as they arrived in a horse-drawn carriage, leading the rest of the royal family in the extravagant processional. While wearing her elegant frock, Kate uncovered the style with her accessories, including diamond earrings with tear-drop pearls. And although royal Ascot officials relaxed the dress code a bit due to the excessive heat, men were permitted to remove their jackets and ties! William kept up appearances by keeping in his formal garb.

As seen below, Kates dress channeled the late Princess Dianas polka dot perfection. Interestingly, she wasn''t the only royal who chose to emulate the late icon, because Princess Diana''s own niece, Lady Amelia Spencer, made a modern look on the gown.

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Do we reveal an ode to Princess Diana''s 1988 Royal Ascot outfit? This year''s event involves the late Princess''s niece, Lady Amelia Spencer, who took on a modern approach.

The Queen, who reportedly hasn''t previously missed a Royal Ascot during her reign, except for a pandemic-closed race in 2020, may still attend on the final day tomorrow, June 18. The Platinum Jubilee-celebrating monarch is often seen at the races cheering on her own horses, which have resulted in her a total of 24 victories!

In my Platinum Jubilee year, I was also interested to learn that as part of the Queens Green Canopy initiative, Ascot Racecourse and the Crown Estate have planted seventy oak trees in Windsor Great Park, each of which is linked to a local school.

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