It’s Tuesday morning and instead of going to the office, Elaine headed west to Berkshire to attend a special event that is as British as it gets – the Royal Ascot!

For those of you not familiar with the Ascot, let me help you fill in the blanks.

The Ascot is one of the leading racecourses in the UK, hosting 13 of Britain’s 36 annual Group 1 horse races. It’s situated 6 miles from Windsor Castle where Harry and Megan had their Royal Wedding last month. The Royal Ascot is the centrepiece of the Ascot’s year and dates back to 1711 when it was founded by Queen Anne. Every year, the Royal Ascot is attended by Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the Royal Family such as Prince Charles, Prince William, his wife Kate and Prince Harry (to name a few), arriving each day in a horse-drawn carriage with the Royal procession taking place at the start of each race day and the raising of the Queen’s Royal Standard. Over 300,000 people make the annual visit to Berkshire during the Royal Ascot week, making this Europe’s best-attended race meeting.

It is a major event in the British social calendar and the press coverage of the attendees, and what they are wearing, often exceeds coverage of the actual racing. Today, Elaine is having some fun in the sun at the races, enjoying some Pimms and cucumber sandwiches whilst doing some serious Royal watching.

Who knows, maybe Elaine will get the chance to fist bump the Queen – I am of course just kidding, Your Majesty.