Royal Ascot 2021 is expected to return to normal next year with crowds and the Queen attending once again.
Normally 300,000 weekly spectators attend the five-day festival, with a dress code of morning dress for men and formal day wear for women in place.
The Queen also arrives by Royal Procession along the racecourse with her guests on all five days of the festival, before taking up her position in the Royal Enclosure.
Of course, none of that was possible this year due to social distancing guidelines meaning racing fans – including the Queen – has had to watch the action from home on TV.
So if you’re interested in going to Royal Ascot 2021, here’s the important information you need to know.
Royal Ascot 2021 dates
Next year’s Ascot festival will again be held in mid-June, this time from Tuesday June 15-Saturday June 19.
Ladies Day is traditionally on the Thursday of Royal Ascot, meaning next year it would be on Thursday June 17.
Friday also sees the Commonwealth Cup race held, while the final day’s racing boasts three Group 1 races, including the Coventry and Queen Mary Stakes.
Royal Ascot 2021 tickets
Those who had tickets to this year’s festival have the option to either transfer their ticket to 2021 or receive a refund.
For everyone else, tickets are on sale from Sunday (June 21), with prices starting at £29.
Ascot racecourse says “best price tickets available now with savings of up to 46% based on 2020 full ticket price”, while fine dining starts at £277+VAT per person.
Organisers also say that “a vibrant world of style and colour just a glance away from the world’s finest horses, the Queen Anne Enclosure is the very epicentre of Royal Ascot”, and tickets to this “most prestigious public enclosure” start at £68 per person.
Royal Ascot 2021 will also include exclusive areas of private seating overlooking the track or Pre-Parade Ring and within a private picket-fenced area.
Elsewhere Village Enclosure tickets start at £61 per person and offer a “unique perspective of all the action from the centre of the racecourse”.
Best price tickets are available until Thursday November 5.
For more information or to book tickets, visit the Ascot website, while those interested in fine dining or private boxes should ring 0344 346 3000 or visit ascot.co.uk.
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