If you haven’t heard by now, today was the first day of Royal Ascot 2011 in Ascot, Berkshire.  Many members of the British royal family attended the 300th year (which began in 1711 by Queen Anne) of this most prestigious social event of the year including The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall,  The Countess of Wessex, The Princess Royal, The Duke of Edinburgh, and of course Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

During the event, Her Majesty unveiled the Yates Statue.   To watch the unveiling and to learn about Yates please click the link here.   To watch the royal procession entering Ascot please click the link here.

To view photos from Ascot 2011 please click the links here,  here,  herehere, here,  and here.  

To learn more about Ascot please click the link here.

Photo courtesy of: AP Photo/Alastair Grant