20 June 2012

Royal Fashion Awards: Ascot 2012, Day 2

It's day 2 at Royal Ascot, and though the Queen's horse Carlton House missed out on the winner's enclosure, we did have some royal champions on our hands - both sartorially and equestrian-ly. Read on, and click here to revisit Day 1 if you missed it.

Prettiest in Pink
Queen Elizabeth
Her Majesty's brooch wasn't as much of a surprise to me today as it was yesterday; she went with the Centenary Rose Brooch, which we've covered here before. I was surprised, however, by the set of tea cozies she added to her sleeves. I'd hate it, but this shade of pink is just so darn pretty on her.

Best in Scheduled Repeats
The Princess Royal
It was Camilla's turn yesterday to break out the notable repeats and apparently today it's Anne's, as she repeated the outfit she wore to her daughter's wedding last year. Hey, two days in and she's yet to drop a bomb on us from 1984 (I'm waiting...), so I'll call it a win.

Best in Actual Winners
Princess Haya
I prefer Haya's vintage-inspired Dior from yesterday, but today's a better day for Haya overall: she won! Her horse Joviality took first place in the Windsor Forest Stakes. And everything goes well with nice shiny trophies. 

Best in Carriage Rides
Princess Alexandra
Princess Alexandra took her annual turn in the Ascot carriages today (just for fun, the carriage procession is embedded above; Alexandra is in carriage 2, and here's a photo spotting as well). It occurs to me that a lady that dresses like this and carries herself like that should have permanent carriage transport. Get the lady a phaeton and a troop of Windsor Greys and clear the streets. Cars are just so vulgar, aren't they?

Best Dressed
The Countess of Wessex
Sophie made her 2012 Ascot debut today to rousing applause from me (and maybe you? We shall see). Not only did she take over from the Duchess of Gloucester in the fierce and fabulous Ascot hat category, she took over from the Queen in the gorgeous aquamarine brooch category! Go on, Sophie.

Who wins your prize on day 2?

Photos: Metro/Zimbio/Getty Images/Reuters/Daylife