Royal Ascot 2022: Will the Queen attend the race?

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Queen Elizabeth II has only missed one event during her 70-year reign, which was in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic

One of the most anticipated events on the racing calendar, Royal Ascot, is back.

This prestigious event takes place every year over five days in mid-June and often attracts the Queen and many members of the royal family.

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But, with the Queen having recently missed some of her Platinum Jubilee celebrations due to ongoing mobility issues, there are questions about whether or not she will attend this year.

So, will Her Majesty be attending this year, which other members of the Royal Family will be attending, and what exactly is the race?

Here’s everything you need to know.

Queen Elizabeth II at Royal Ascot 2021.

Will the Queen attend Royal Ascot?

Her Majesty and members of the extended Royal Family attend Royal Ascot each year.

Queen Elizabeth II has only missed one event in her 70-year reign, and that was in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic.

It’s unclear at the time of this writing if the monarch will be attending this year.

The 96-year-old has recently skipped some of her Platinum Jubilee events, including the Epsom Derby, due to her well-documented mobility issues.

An announcement on the Queen’s potential attendance at Royal Ascot is expected soon.

However, there still seems to be hope that she could be there on Tuesday June 14 because, according to the Visit the Windsor websitethe queen is still due to arrive by carriage at 2 p.m., with the first race being at 2:30 p.m. and the last of the day at 5:35 p.m.

Does the queen have running horses?

Yes, the Queen has horse racing at Royal Ascot this year.

One of his horses, three-year-old colt Reach For The Moon – who was trained by John and Thady Gosden – has been dubbed the one to watch in 2022.

Reach For The Moon couldn’t take part in the Epsom Derby, so people are hoping for a win in Thursday June 16’s run at the Hampton Court Stakes.

Three-year-old filly Perfect Alibi, trained by William Haggas, and five-year-old gelding King’s Lynn, trained by AM Balding, are also racing at Royal Ascot 2022.

Her Majesty owns all three horses, but does not train any of them herself.

Which other members of the royal family will attend Royal Ascot?

It’s not yet known which members of the Royal Family will attend Royal Ascot, or what days they will attend, but if last year’s event goes ahead, we can expect to see Prince Charles and his wife the Duchess Camilla, Princess Anne, Zara and Mike Tindall, and Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

What is Royal Ascot?

Royal Ascot is an annual race held every June at Ascot Racecourse and lasts for five days.

It is one of the most prestigious and important events on the racing calendar.

There are 18 group races.

Ascot Racecourse was founded by Queen Anne in 1711 when she came across an area of ​​open moorland which seemed ‘ideal for horses to gallop at full speed’.

When is Royal Ascot 2022?

This year, the races take place between Tuesday June 14th and Saturday June 18th.

The race begins on Tuesday in front of a full crowd of 70,000 for the first time since 2019, after the event was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic for the past two years.

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