A question this year was how many days will The Queen attend the 2022 Royal Ascot Meeting, back with all the carriage driving down the straight mile and razzmatazz which the whole meeting generates. Up to now, apart from the pandemic, Her Majesty has never missed a single day of the Royal meeting since Her coronation in 1953. Prince Charles was in the first coach with the Duchess of Cornwall as The Queen’s representative, as She was not well enough to attend with other members of the Royal family in the three carriages behind.
The first day, many regard, as the best day of racing of the week – at least the purists do. With seven races on the card and three of them Group 1s, it was always going to be an exciting and