The prince that was promised is finally here.
Everyone loves a royal ruckus and its finally good to see Harry on the straight and narrow after a few controversial moments in his teens. Now the younger brother to the heir of the throne has shacked up and married Meghan Markle and on the 6th May, their first son –Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born.
Whether you’re a monarchist or not, why not use the birth of the seventh heir as a reason to celebrate with one of these regally minded events. We are talking champagne, champion horses, and a fair few curtsies thrown in for good measure. Here’s our pick of the best royal events to welcome Archie into the world.
Pick a wild sculptural creation to wear upon your head, get sozzled on champers before noon, and practice your screwing in a lightbulb wave. Yes, its Ascot time once again. For the past 300 years, this event has been celebrated as the ultimate royal horse-race. Pure thoroughbreds take to the fields, the prize money soars into its millions, and the grandstands brim with cheery revellers adorned in feathers and lace.
Racing aside, Ascot is even more famous for its flaunty jaunty social standing. Celebrated as THE social event on the high-class calendar, you can expect lashings of lords and ladies, sporting personalities, and celebrity names to be making the rounds. Grab your VIP tickets to Ascot, scoff at the fashion, quaff at the wine, and have a grand old time.
Cartier Queens Polo Cup Final
If you prefer your jockeys to hold mallets and chase balls, then be sure to bag a ticket for the Cartier Queens Polo Cup Final. Hailed as the only way to enjoy the fast-paced thrill of polo combined with world-class hospitality, you can bet your cucumber sandwich that it will be quite the day.
One of the stand-out events of the summer season, blending together a gorgeous guest list with a Laurent Perrier champagne reception, a three-course lunch, afternoon tea, and all the trimmings – this is a historical way to spend the day. And of course, Queen Lizzie will be there handing out the cup to the winners.
Rave in the Palace of Versailles
Let them eat cake and a lavish lifestyle may have earnt Marie Antoinette the guillotine, but this summer is all about throwing open the doors to ramped up revellers. The Palace of Versailles is one of the most beautiful Baroque masterpieces in the world; resplendent with glitzy gold, miniature four-poster beds, and the sparkling hall of mirrors. Those royals sure had taste.
For one night only, the famed hall of mirrors is being transformed into a sprawling dance floor to welcome in a rare rave at the Palace of Versailles. Top of the line DJ’s, French electro music, gold tickets to the Gold Lounge where champagne will be well and truly in free-flow, and not a slab of cake in sight – for those who want to celebrate in a different regal style, this epic evening offers truly a once in a lifetime opportunity.
VIP Wimbledon Tickets
Strawberries and cream and a monarch's dream. Wimbledon is always an event that makes an appearance on the royal calendar. The worlds favourite tennis match holds the reigns as being the champion sporting event since as far back as the Victorian era launching its lawn in 1877. We’ve seen it all; smashed rackets, Boris Becker lifting the trophy, McEnroe’s outbursts, tiny shorts, wild headbands – this is the Wimbledon legacy. But forget the cheap seats. For an exquisite tennis time, book a VIP experience of Wimbledon. We are talking centre court seats, champagne arrivals, and all the strawberries you can scoff.
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