Queen Camilla arrives at Cheltenham for 'Style Wednesday' as festival 'goes woke'

Queen Camilla arrives at Cheltenham for 'Style Wednesday' as festival 'goes woke'

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GB News
Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 13/03/2024

- 13:15

Updated: 13/03/2024

- 13:17

The Queen wore a green coat and a matching faux fur hat at the festival today

Queen Camilla has arrived at Cheltenham for "Style Wednesday" as the festival has made a "woke" change this year.

The Queen, 76, donned a green coat and a faux fur hat as she arrived at the horse-racing event today.

Cheltenham Festival has introduced a significant change this year by replacing Ladies Day with a more gender-inclusive “Style Wednesday”.

The Festival’s Ladies Day is considered one of the country’s most treasured events of the year, inviting high-profile celebrities from around the globe to show off their outfits.

Queen Camilla

Queen Camilla arriving at Cheltenham


Queen Camilla often attends each year alongside other members of the Royal Family, displaying their sartorial choices.

The update was mentioned by the Jockey Club in a statement on X.

It read: “We're delighted to announce that the opening race on Style Wednesday at the 2024 Cheltenham Festival will be run as the Gallagher Novices' Hurdle.”

Making a fashion statement, Queen Camilla wore a Lock & Co. Estate faux fur hat in plaid print today.

Queen Camilla

Queen Camilla wore a green coat and a matching faux fur hat​


The £375 hat looked great on Queen Camilla, who paired it with a complementary green coat.

Camilla also donned Russell & Bromley dressage knee high boots in black suede.

To accessorise, the 76-year-old carried a Demellier London "The Mini Venice" bag in forest grain.

This handbag costs a whopping £370, and is also owned by Meghan Markle.

Queen Camilla

Queen Camilla held onto her hat as she arrived for the 'woke' Style Wednesday


The Duchess of Sussex was seen carrying the accessory a few times as a working member of the Royal Family.

Queen Camilla additionally donned a horseshoe brooch consisting of four sapphires and three rubies today.

The brooch also featured the Japanese word "Minoru", which was spelled out in diamonds.

In English, this word can translate to "rich", "bountiful", "sincerity", and "kindness".


Queen Camilla

Cheltenham has replaced Ladies Day with Style Wednesday


Camilla's appearance at the festival today comes after Zara Tindall attended on Tuesday.

The Olympic equestrian and her husband Mike Tindall arrived together at the opening day of the festival.

As a keen horse rider herself, Zara often attends Cheltenham each year, along with her mother Princess Anne.

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