As Britain’s most valuable race meeting, attracting many of the world’s finest racehorses to compete for millions of pounds in prize money, Royal Ascot is anticipated and revered the world over.
Whether it’s the arrival of the Royal Procession at 2pm sharp, six world-class races throughout the afternoon or the communal singing around Ascot’s Bandstand early evening, each of the five days in June is a whirlwind of excitement and colour.
The Royal Meeting is the perfect occasion for socializing, hosting a choice of four separate enclosures with plenty to offer in terms of dining. Royal Ascot is equally synonymous with sartorial elegance and is awash with colourful fashions as well as the most magnificent millinery creations.
Spectacular heritage, unparalleled racing, high fashion, Fine Dining and pageantry come together to create an unforgettable experience in a unique setting.
Our Greencoats open the gates to the public, and the day begins. Enjoy breakfast and a coffee as the enclosures fill up.
Royal Procession 2pm
At 2pm sharp of each day The Royal Landaus, led by four Windsor Greys, approach along the famous Straight Mile. It’s a short but spectacular journey that since 1825 has signalled the start of the Royal Meeting.
First Race 2.30pm
After the Royal Procession passes through the Parade Ring, it's time for the horses and jockeys to take centre stage, with the first of six races taking place at 2.30pm.
Last Race 5.35pm
The final of six top quality flat races gets underway at 5.35pm.
Singing Around the Bandstand 6pm
An unforgettable, uplifting crescendo to the day. Racegoers gather as a joyous choir led by the Royal Welsh Guards run through a songbook of well-loved hits, past and present.
The day closes 8pm/9pm
An unforgettable day at a place Like Nowhere Else draws to a close at 8pm in the Royal, Queen Anne and Windsor Enclosures, while on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the party in the Village Enclosure continues until 9pm.
Royal Ascot Style Guide In Association with Cunard
Royal Ascot is synonymous with sartorial elegance. This is upheld by our dress code, which invites guests to contribute to an occasion heralded as a major fashion event in its own right.
Read the Royal Ascot Style Guide, in Association with Cunard, for a guide and inspire you what to wear to the Royal Meeting.