Queen Camilla's unique horseshoe brooch and huge hat are steeped in history as she steps out for disappointing Ascot event

Queen Camilla's duty at the Ebony Horse Club on Saturday was scrapped at the last minute due to the conditions of the racecourse

Queen Camilla's horseshoe brooch and huge hat are steeped in history as she steps out for disappointing Ascot event
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Queen Camilla wore two beautiful accessories steeped in history as she attended Ascot’s November Racing Weekend on Saturday, where she was also faced with a disappointing last-minute change of plans. 


Queen Camilla faced disappointing news at the Ascot Racecourse on Saturday, after meeting with the members of the Ebony Race Club to learn all about the London charity's work with young people in the area. 

The Queen Consort had been invited to present a prize to the winner of the Ebony Horse Club Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase, but was unable to do so after all of the horses (bar one) withdrew from the contest. It's understood that the turf on the racecourse was not soft enough for the horses' hooves, and was thereby deemed unsuitable for racing. 

Despite the last-minute letdown, Camilla appeared more than happy to continue with the engagement. After enjoying a 'behind the scenes' tour of the facility, the royal chatted with members of the Brixton-based club. 

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Queen Camilla's dramatic grey hat hails from Lock & Co., the oldest maker of hats in the world and a longtime favourite of the Royal Family. Made with British tweed and faux fur, this gorgeous accessory is the perfect addition to your winter wardrobe. 

The Queen Consort paired a grey hat with faux fur trim by Lock & Co, the oldest hatmaker in the world, with a forest green wool coat and matching skirt by designer Mr Roy, for the outdoorsy event. The 75-year-old kept extra warm in the chilly November temperatures with black leather gloves, brown knee-high boots, and a frilly cream blouse. 

Camilla

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As for her jewelry, Camilla embraced a simple look with classic pearl earrings and a delicate blue bracelet. She also pinned a horseshoe brooch to her coat's lapel, in honor of the equestrian venue. The striking badge boasts four sapphires and three rubies, as well as the Japanese word 'Minoru' spelled out in diamonds. Longtime royal fans will likely know that 'Minoru' was the name of one of King Edward VII’s most successful Thoroughbred racehorses. The Irish-bred horse won several competitions for the monarch, including the Epsom Derby in 1909. 

Emma is a Lifestyle News Writer for woman&home. Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, she mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

 

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