In our Off to the Races series in Royal Ascot Week we’ll round up some tales from Ascot history alongside a few style tips.
In 1799 the army was called to Royal Ascot when a disagreement over a bet escalated into a full-scale riot.
Please, gents, desist from such unruly behaviour – particularly if you are wearing one of our own-label morning coats. It’s not the sort of thing we wish to read in The Daily Telegraph below the fold on the front page:
“The main protagonist in the fracas, who lunged at the Royal Procession brandishing a cucumber from the Pimm’s bar, was attired in a Hornets of Kensington morning coat in breathable merino wool.”
There’s no such thing as bad publicity – but we draw the line at fisticuffs, thanks.
HORNETS IS OPEN UNTIL 7.00PM EVERY NIGHT IN ROYAL ASCOT WEEK
The Guv’nor adds: Arrived this morning, more polished fur felt top hats. Amazing value, the nearest hat to a vintage silk topper, they look fantastic.