For those who don’t know, Royal Ascot is a strange English tradition where men dress as magicians, women dress in pantomime hats and everyone gets drunk. Oh, and there’s also a few horse races. What started out as a Royal celebration in 1711 (or 5.11pm) at the world’s greatest racecourse has become less about the fillies and more about the fashion freak show. The dresses got smaller, the hats got bigger and it's started looking more like an episode of TOWIE than Made in Chelsea.
To be honest, it was getting out of hand. Last year, one woman turned up wearing nothing but a SIM card, whereas her best friend was completely nude save for a fruit Tictac in her mouth. Actually, that might have been a dream. Anyway, something had to be done about the novelty hats and comical cleavage and luckily it has. The Royal Ascot mafia have put their brogue-clad foot down once and for all and come up with a dress code.
We won’t repeat the whole thing as it’s a bit of a yawnfest but if you're thinking of popping down to see Liz and bet on the nags, here's all you need to know:
1) Bare chests are not permitted at any time. So no SIM cards and Tictacs this year. Shame. Kate Moss will be happy though.
2) A gentleman may remove his top hat within a restaurant, a private box, a private club or that facility’s terrace, balcony or garden. But if you’re not a gentleman we guess you can do what you want.
3) Women - Hats should be worn; a headpiece which has a base of 4 inches (10cm) or more in diameter is acceptable as an alternative to a hat. We’ve read that 14 times now and still don’t get it, but think it means that sadly Harry, your ‘Mystery Blonde’ won’t be able to wear her helmet.
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