Save the date! June 17-24, 2014 is Royal Ascot in Berkshire, U.K. and Pippa Middleton gives an inside look in this Vanity Fair article after attending the event for the first time last year. Describing ticket levels, parades, event, hats and more, this is your guide to enjoying the festivities from start to finish from a behind-the-scenes perspective.
“Ascot is an excuse to wear a fabulous hat or fascinator. In the Royal Enclosure, headpieces need to have at least a four-inch base. One of the most entertaining parts of Royal Ascot is spotting the extraordinary hats, which last year included everything from a serving of Mr. Whippy 99 Flake ice cream to a full English breakfast to a fanciful turban, a three-tiered cake, a macaroon stand, and a black swan.”