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Royal Ascot 2017 preview: A movie script, a Middle East rivalry and an American dream. Royal Ascot: The most famous horseracing festival in the world… with arguably the world’s most famous woman at the centre of it all. As usual, the Queen will be holding court during what is acknowledged as her favourite week of the year. However, her statement following the Grenfell Tower fire, speaking of a “sombre national mood”, may set a more subdued tone for the week. Timings are precise, though that may be a challenge on the Wednesday, with the Queen’s Speech being delivered at the State Opening of Parliament and roadworks on the M4 motorway said to be causing headaches for equerries.
Royal Ascot: Duchess Kate stays cool as racegoers swelter. The British upper class is famous for its fortitude in the face of adversity, but Royal Ascot racegoers were getting hot under their collars as they sweltered in formal clothes in the UK’s summer heatwave Tuesday.The first day of Royal Ascot, first held in 1711, opened with the long-held tradition of The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the Royal Family processing in horse-drawn carriages up the Straight Mile past the grandstands.
The transition from saddle to stables means her life is more of a juggling act than usual. Her day starts as early as 4:30 am and does not generally end until about 8:30 pm, once she’s spoken to the owners of the horses she trains.She admits the Melbourne Cup has aided her in the number of opportunities that have come her way both in and out of the saddle, and 18 months on from her triumph, she has finally come to terms with her fame.