All The Terribly British Things That Happened Today at Royal Ascot

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It’s one of the most famous races in the world, and nothing was going to keep patrons from attending what is arguably the most British activity ever – Royal Ascot.

Also known as watching horses race while drinking champagne and wearing fancy hats.

Day one saw a downpour of UK proportions come down upon racegoers, who were decked out in their Ascot finest.

Things vastly improved and the sky somewhat cleared up once the royal family arrived in their horse-drawn carriages (as you do).

The whole day was very British, from the rain to the reactions.

  1. “F***ing British weather.”
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2.  “Feeling quite patriotic, actually.” 

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3. “This is just like in the movies!  Is Prince Harry coming in for a snog?”

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Former Reality Star Sofia Hellqvist Becomes a Princess

Prince Carl Philip Princess Sofia Just Married Sweden

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Female commoners, may I have your attention.   Former reality star and saucy model Sofia Hellqvist has done the impossible by marrying an adorable Swedish Prince.

Tell your mother to forget about the doctors, lawyers and hedge fund jamokes.  Your expectations just underwent a major upgrade, and now you won’t consider any man who doesn’t come with a title.  Continue reading