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And the Royal Ascot Gold Cup goes to …

Congrats to Queen Elizabeth’s horse Estimate, who won the Gold Cup at Ascot today. I particularly enjoyed Buzzfeed’s blow-by-blow photo stream of the Royal Family watching the race.

Royal Family watching Royal Ascot

It’s the first time in the race’s 207-year history that a monarch’s horse has won!

Banned at Royal Ascot

Photo credit: BBC News

Yesterday was the first day of the Royal Ascot and the new dress code is in effect and causing quite the stir.

Under the new rules, no fascinators or cravats are banned in the royal enclosure. Strapless dresses are outlawed. Waistcoasts and ties are required, as are skirts and/or dresses that are just above knee length or longer. Personally I am a lover of a good fascinator and cravat and am sad to see them both go.

Someone might need to stage a “Footloose”-style intervention…