Your Royal Ascot Chauffeur
Royal Ascot is Britain’s most valuable race meeting, attracting many of the world’s finest racehorses to compete for millions of pounds in prize money.
This year, extra horsepower was required for Royal Ascot. Five Mercedes S-Class, eight Mercedes V-Class and 15 luxury mini coaches carried 340 VIPs to this premier event in the racing calendar.
Over the past 300 years, Ascot has established itself as a national institution; with Royal Ascot being the centrepiece of the British summer social calendar and the ultimate stage for the best racehorses in the world. The racecourse was founded in 1711 by Queen Anne, when out riding from Windsor Castle, she came upon an area of open heath that looked, in her words, ‘ideal for horses to gallop at full stretch’.
Your Royal Ascot experience
Although we do offer single journeys to the Royal Ascot, traditionally your vehicle will stay in the designated car park for the day, allowing you to leave your possessions in the vehicle, as well as offering you immediate access to your chauffeur vehicle when you are ready to depart from your enclosure.
Fine Dining, Hospitality Packages and Private Boxes
There are four private enclosures to choose from including The Royal Enclosure, The Queen Anne Enclosure and The Village Enclosure. Each offering racegoers private vantage points and unsurpassed views of the Royal Procession and Parade Ring. There are twelve restaurant packages, private boxes or even your own exclusive space to select from. With Michelin-Starred chefs such as Raymond Blanc OBE and Phil Howard offering fine dining à la carte menus, guests can tailor their very own Royal Meeting experience to suit their taste.
A key feature of the Royal Ascot are the outfits on display. All attendees are encouraged to wear elegant clothes, and those in the prominent audience areas of the Grandstand or Royal Enclosure, have to adhere to a strict dress code which has been upheld for over 200 years. The fashion of Royal Ascot is commented on across British media, and for some this is just as important as the race itself. Royal Ascot is synonymous with sartorial elegance. As well as the wide range of fashion on display, Royal Ascot is, of course, the horse racing itself. Winners will receive a share of considerable prize money, with a total of over 10 million being able to be won by the racers on the day.
The Royal Procession
The royal procession arrives on horsedrawn carriages to the racecourse from Windsor Castle. After a parade around the racecourse, members of the Royal family, including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, will enter the Royal Box along with other distinguished guests.