Royal Ascot 2020: Zara and Mike Tindall lead the at-home celebrations

For the first time in Royal Ascot's 100-year history, the world-famous races are taking place behind closed doors, to be viewed digitally. This hasn't stop London's high society from dressing up for the occasion though

18 June 2020

Royal Ascot is typically a five-day celebration of hats, horses and bonhomie at the Queen's racecourse in leafy Berkshire. This year, there has been decidedly less pageantry as the world-famous races take place quietly behind closed doors for the very first time. This hasn't stopped more than 2000 avid Ascot devotees from donning their finery at home to support the event's #StyledWithThanks charitable initiative. Participants, including Zara and Mike Tindall and model Rosie Tapner have shared their race-ready outfits on Instagram, as well as donating at least £5 to one of four fundraising charities supporting those working on the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic. 

British labels have been the popular sartorial choice, including Ascot favourites Catherine Walker, Suzannah and Jane Taylor Millinery. Feeling inspired? Grap your frock or tophat, pour a customary glass of champagne and head to the races, from home.

Zara and Mike Tindall, Royal Ascot at home 2020
Louise Roe in O Pioneers and Jane Taylor Millinery, Royal Ascot at home 2020
Awon Golding in her own millinery design
Rosie Tapner in Catherine Walker London, Royal Ascot at home 2020
Giorgina Clavarino in Veronica Beard and Jane Taylor Millinery, Royal Ascot at home
Annika Purdey, Royal Ascot at home 2020
Lisa Tan, wearing her own millinery design
Chet, founder of @chilliesandclothes in Victoria Beckham
Stephanie Waxberg in Suzannah London, Royal Ascot at home 2020
Hayley Kerseras in Jessica Russell Flint, Royal Ascot at home 2020