Saturday, June 23, 2018

Royal Ascot Day 5 The Carriages

Today was the final day of Royal Ascot for 2018.

The first carriage featured the Queen, the Duke of York, Lord Valentine Cecil and John Warren.

Lord Valentine Cecil is the 4th son of the 6th Marquess of Salisbury.

Mr. Ian and Lady Emma Balding and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hallé were in the second carriage.   Ian is a racehorse trainer and his wife is the sister of the present Earl of Huntington.

Thoroughbred racehorse trainer William Haggas and his wife, the daughter of famed jockey Lester Piggot, were joined in the third carriage, but Irish trainer Willie Mullins and his wife.

The fourth carriage included Lady Oaksey,  Lt. Colonel Sir Andrew and Lady Ford and Major Nana Kofi Twumasi-Ankrah.

Lady Oaksey, Vice Patron of the Injured Jockey Fund, is the widow of Lord Oaksey, an amateur jockey and racing journalist.  Sir Andrew is the Comptroller of the Lord Chamberlain's office. Major Nana Kofi Twumasi-Ankrah is a Ghana-born officer and an Equerry to the Queen.

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