Queen of Many Colors! See Her Royal Ascot Rainbow
Sure, spectators are there to watch the horses, but getting a glimpse of the queen's chosen outfit color is just as exciting at Royal Ascot, too. For the first day, she wore a crepe coat by Peter Enrione and a matching hat by Angela Kelly (her personal assistant and senior dresser), both in pink hue called "cerise."
The queen is known never to wear the same color twice in a year. Her color choice has become such an integral part of the event that bookies take bets on which color she'll wear. On day two, she donned a bright shade of (royal!) blue in a Karl-Ludwig Rehse coat and a hat by Angela Kelly. On the coat, she wore a brooch that shares a distinctive resemblance to another famous Windsor gem: Kate's (and once Diana's) engagement ring.
On the third day of Royal Ascot, the queen gave her fellow race-goers a bit of a surprise with a pistachio-colored crepe coat and hat, both by (again) Angela Kelly. The favored colors for Royal Ascot's annual Ladies' Day were white (which she wore last year) at 3/1, yellow at 4/1 and green at 5/1.
Ending the week on a bright note (as always), the queen wore a yellow coat and dress by Stewart Parvin and a straw hat by Rachel Trevor-Morgan, who told PEOPLE about the strict rules for Royal Ascot hats. "You must wear a hat or headpiece that is at least 10 centimeters wide," she said. "Your hat will be the most memorable part of your outfit, so try to make as much effort as possible."