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Recession hits Royal Ascot
Mail Online ^ | 17th June 2009 | Rebecca English

Posted on 06/17/2009 4:55:00 PM PDT by Cincinna

Recession hit the races at Royal Ascot yesterday with even royalty getting their outfits off the peg.

Frugal Princess Beatrice led the way in a Kate Moss for Topshop jacket, priced at a modest £90, with a pair of £65 two-tone shoes from Office.

Unfortunately, when you reduce yourself to the level of mere mortals, embarrassments can occur - and another racegoer was seen wearing an identical Philip Treacy hat.

Colour was most definitely the order of the day - led by the Queen who sported a bright yellow hat.

Also in the royal party, who arrived according to tradition in a fleet of landaus, were the Duchess of Cornwall, looking particularly chic in a bespoke Vivienne Westwood dress and coat, and Princess Anne who brightened things up in a tangerine-coloured jacket and hat with a startling pair of ski-type sunglasses.

Intriguingly, Camilla and Anne appeared to get on like a house on fire. While the rest of their party took their seats in the royal box for the first race, the two women stayed in the parade ring, gossiping about odds as they shared a form guide.

The traditional royal race meet appeared to have been hit by the current economic crisis in other ways. Although figures have yet to be confirmed, attendance was definitely down and staff at the numerous champagne bars stood around twiddling their thumbs.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: ascot; england; horserace; queenelizabeth

1 posted on 06/17/2009 4:55:00 PM PDT by Cincinna
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To: Cincinna

'Off the peg? We are not amused.'

2 posted on 06/17/2009 5:04:28 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Cincinna; 007girl; 1_Rain_Drop; 2nd amendment mama; 6323cd; abner; afraidfortherepublic; ...

*** FRENCH POLITICS AND CULTURE PING LIST *** FREEPMAIL ME IF YOU WANT TO JOIN ***

***COPY TO FASHION PING LIST***

Since 1771, English Society has been turning out in top hats and big hats for the Royal Races at Ascot.

Who can forget the memorable scene at Ascot in My Fair Lady?

GREAT FUN, GREAT FASHION


QUEEN ELIZABETH AND PRINCE PHILIP


PRINCE CHARLES AND CAMILLA


PRINCESS ANNE


THE WINNER AND RUNNER UP


3 posted on 06/17/2009 5:12:42 PM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * PALIN * JINDAL * CANTOR 2012)
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To: Cincinna

Queen Elizabeth’s skin is younger and smoother than the Rottweiler’s.


4 posted on 06/17/2009 5:15:46 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Cause the politicians cannot expense it any longer.


5 posted on 06/17/2009 5:22:25 PM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't have to say much.)
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To: Cincinna

Great photos!

Camilla IS definitely ‘off the peg.’


6 posted on 06/17/2009 5:25:04 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I think Camilla looks lovely.

It is Beatrice, Fergie and Andrew’s daughter that wore the cheap stuff.

Surprised how lovely Princess Anne looks.


7 posted on 06/17/2009 5:27:42 PM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * PALIN * JINDAL * CANTOR 2012)
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To: mass55th

The Queen does have that magnificent Englisg complexion.

She is a very beautiful, dignified, and majestic 83 years old.

I think Camilla looks very lovely, too.


8 posted on 06/17/2009 5:29:18 PM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * PALIN * JINDAL * CANTOR 2012)
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To: Cincinna

“Surprised how lovely Princess Anne looks.”

Loved the orange.

But I have no love for Camilla, and even LESS for UpChuck. ;)


9 posted on 06/17/2009 5:29:25 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: mass55th

Queen Liz got it exactly right.

Camilla got it all wrong.

ANne is a bit looney but I liked the hat.


10 posted on 06/17/2009 5:51:10 PM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: All

Love Anne’s hat!
I wouldn’t wear it or any hat, but I love it.


11 posted on 06/17/2009 6:25:08 PM PDT by patriot08
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To: Cincinna
Dear me, Prince Phillip is showing his age. I hope he's o.k., I've always liked him.

The Queen has lovely skin. Camilla, not so much.

Prince Charles looks silly as ever.

And I absolutely adore Princess Anne's hat. It's a good color for her, too. Not everybody can wear orange.

12 posted on 06/17/2009 6:29:16 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Cincinna

Great pics!

They all look lovely.

I had lunch in that area a couple of years ago. We ate at the Thatched Tavern, which was built in the late 17th century, on our way to Windsor Castle.

That entire area is beautiful, and Prince Philip’s cows are splendid. ;o)


13 posted on 06/17/2009 6:47:18 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 ("Dick Cheney gets results" ~~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Cincinna
The Queen's complexion is superb and she is very well preserved looking for her age. Didn't the Queen Mum live to be a 102 or something like that? She also had very good skin and not many wrinkles. Looks like Anne inherited the good skin genes from her mum and grandmum.
14 posted on 06/17/2009 7:55:37 PM PDT by Tarheel (From the Old North State)
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To: Cincinna
Here's the hat that Beatrice wore to a recent wedding:


15 posted on 06/17/2009 7:56:41 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but he will give us the shaft.)
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To: dixiechick2000

[Prince Philip’s cows are splendid. ;o)]
Tasting? snicker...


16 posted on 06/17/2009 8:11:36 PM PDT by potlatch ( Those who cry 'appease, appease' Are hanged by those they tried to please.)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

YIKES!

Does this poor girl need the Fashion Police or an exterminator?


17 posted on 06/18/2009 1:33:23 AM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * PALIN * JINDAL * CANTOR 2012)
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To: Cincinna
Leaving the personalities out of it for the nonce, one must say that the royals look very stylish. After all, they are fulfilling traditions of over two centuries. This may be meaningless to us, but to the English the traditional Ascot fashion parade is expected and eagerly awaited.

The Queen looked bright as a spring jonquil. Prince Philip picks up the Queen's color with the yellow flower in the lapel of his well-tailored suit. A striking couple considering their ages.

Prince Charles and Camilla's outfits harmonized beautifully. Very serene colors of muted gray and off-white. Her hat may look better "in person" than it does on the closeup, but the effect is very gauzy with the color going very well with her hair and skin tones. Charles' touches of violet and lavender on his gray suit broke up the light colors and lent a bit of perkiness to the couple's costumes.......and were apropos for this spring event in the sceptr'd isle.

Although caught by the camera in a Nancy Pelosi moment, Princess Anne carried off a color that could be considered garish if not accoutered perfectly. The hat works because it's proportioned smaller and more tailored than most Ascot hats. The higher-in-the-back collar on the suit provides a nice flow from hat to shoulders. The ensemble is quite striking on the Princess. The discreet pearls on hat, ears and neck toned things down a bit making the colorful outfit easy on the eyes.

All in all, the royal retinue looked wonderful and I'm sure their subjects in the stands had lots of fun and pride enjoying and dissecting what their First Family was wearing.

Leni

18 posted on 06/18/2009 2:52:50 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Don't Blame Me..............I Voted for the American.)
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To: MinuteGal

Royal bump.....


19 posted on 06/18/2009 7:05:59 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Don't Blame Me..............I Voted for the American.)
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To: Cincinna

They actually make those silly hats look good. I notice they didn’t show what Camilla (the Mobama of the Royal Family) was wearing.


20 posted on 06/18/2009 7:18:54 AM PDT by ichabod1 (I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet (GOP Poet))
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To: Cincinna

Oh, I take that back. I didn’t even see her. I thought that hat was a barrier of some kind.


21 posted on 06/18/2009 7:38:03 AM PDT by ichabod1 (I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet (GOP Poet))
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To: mass55th; Cincinna; Diana in Wisconsin
Queen Elizabeth’s skin is younger and smoother than the Rottweiler’s.

Elizabeth is still so beautiful! With all her faults, she has been a rock in so many ways for the traditional duties. Camilla makes me skeeve....oh, puleeeeeeease.

22 posted on 06/18/2009 12:34:37 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Shouldn't there be equal time for our Bill of Responsibilities?" -- Justice Clarence Thomas)
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To: Cincinna
Here's Simon Cowell in a formal morning suit with waistcoat, and a bunch of trashy show biz females at Ascot:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1193410/An-eye-horseracing-talent-Amanda-Holden-Simon-Cowell-enjoy-backing-winners-Royal-Ascot.html
23 posted on 06/18/2009 12:47:46 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Shouldn't there be equal time for our Bill of Responsibilities?" -- Justice Clarence Thomas)
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To: Albion Wilde

That one cracked me up. She's going to need some chiropractic care after wearing that thing around all day.

24 posted on 06/18/2009 2:26:06 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Cincinna
Camilla's visage is as hideous as her soul.
25 posted on 06/18/2009 2:27:39 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

What do you mean, she has to wear both of those things every day?!


26 posted on 06/18/2009 2:28:23 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: MinuteGal

Thanks, Leni, for the detailed fashion analysis.

Style and tradition are never meaningless. Ascot, and English traditions have greatly influenced American fashion. Ralph Lauren built his fashion empire on bringing “that look” to the American market.

I loved Princess Anne’s dashing orange. It is a color most would never dare to wear.


27 posted on 06/18/2009 2:39:01 PM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * PALIN * JINDAL * CANTOR 2012)
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To: Cincinna

I agree with you about Anne’s hat. It’s a striking colour, and a very interesting design.


28 posted on 06/18/2009 2:40:53 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ichabod1

They certainly did show Camilla, and she did look lovely. Her cream colored outfit was very flattering.

Comparisons to MOBama are misplaced. Camilla is a very intelligent, well bred gorl from an excellent family. She is totally discreet and dresses for her role.


29 posted on 06/18/2009 2:41:47 PM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * PALIN * JINDAL * CANTOR 2012)
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To: Cincinna

Sorry, I’m sure you’re right.


30 posted on 06/18/2009 6:51:00 PM PDT by ichabod1 (I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet (GOP Poet))
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