Thursday, 24 March 2011

The Royal Box in 1950

Part 1 in our series of retrospective photographs from the past 300 years of Ascot history, looks back at the Royal Box in 1950.

Although the Royal Box and the Royal Enclosure have always been very exclusive - with entry by invitation only - Royal Ascot provides an opportunity for spectators to watch the Royal Family enjoying a day’s racing, one of their best-loved pastimes.

The first Royal Procession was instituted by George IV in 1825, and now takes place on every day of Royal Ascot. The opportunity for everyone to see The Queen and other members of the Royal Family arrive in state in their open carriages, and then relaxing with their guests in the Royal Box is part of the unique atmosphere that makes this meeting so special and memorable.

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