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Don't forget to wear a hat
long with Wimbledon and Henley Regatta, this has to be the most quintessentially English sporting day out. It’s probably also the poshest. Dating way back to 1711, this five-day, Champagne-soaked jolly is steeped in tradition – with a strict dress code for those privileged enough to get access to the Royal Enclosure.
For the gents this means morning suits, while ladies are encouraged to go all out with glamorous dresses and ostentatious hats – there are a lot of people watching you know.
Each day, the Queen (an avid racing fan) arrives in an ornate horse-drawn carriage, and is whisked along to the Royal Enclosure – where the standard is raised and the day’s racing commences.
However, if your top hat is at the dry cleaners, you could always opt for the Silver Ring instead, which is not quite so stiff – and you’ll still get a great view of the on-track action. After all, it’s the atmosphere that really makes this event special.
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