Prince Harry at Royal Ascot Ladies’ Day

Posted on June 20, 2014

Let’s all have a little bit of Harry at the end of our week. A cuppa Harry, so to speak.

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There. Now don’t you feel better?





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  • Frank_821

    Most definitely! The whole look works from him. Interesting that he looks way better than any of the other gents

  • Stella Zawistowski

    Morning coats need to come back in fashion on our side of the pond. That’s all I got.

    • alyce1213

      I love the look. My husband wore a morning coat and striped trousers at our wedding (granted, 30+ years ago), to go with my formal antique gown. He looked like a prince. (No top hat, that’s a bridge too far.)

      • random_poster

        That sounds utterly charming, and truly there’s no pun intended. The mental picture of this is adorable.

      • Jackie4g

        Mine, too, September of 1981. I wore a copy of my paternal grandmother’s 1908 dress. We looked like those old Daguerrotype photos. He did the top hat, because I wore an elaborate hat and I wanted the antique looking head gear.

        • alyce1213

          That sounds lovely having a copy made. Mine was ca. late 1880s, found in an old trunk (w/mantilla-type fine lace veil), in excellent condition, and it fit w/minor tailoring. I found it before I started dating my husband or had any plans for marriage, and paid $100 for the whole deal — a ridiculous bargain even then (the special dry cleaning/steaming/pressing cost more than twice that much).
          I was married in October of 1981!

          • Jackie4g

            That was prescient. Big time. I remember there were specialty cleaners, few and far between, and yes, they charged the earth. A minor point is that I was the one who made my dress. There was a ton of inserted lace with the fabric backing of the dress cut away. The husband departed after a year and a half, the dress and my hat is still here.

      • zenobar

        How fun! I just happened to rescue from the “free books” cart at the library, a copy of “Miss Manners’ Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior” – 1982 edition – and all the illustrations featured characters dressed in the Victorian style (pretty Gorey-esque, now that I think about it). The section on weddings included an illustration of men’s wedding wear options – featuring a morning coat.

        • alyce1213

          Excruciatingly funny. (You typed 1982 but I know you mean 1882!)

    • mrspotts66

      they should.
      except they’d look so silly paired with those saggy-ass jeans and boxers sticking out the top.
      because you KNOW that someone would go there.

      • e jerry powell

        Those guys can’t afford a quality morning coat.

  • Betsy

    It’s a little “Mr. Peanut” for my admittedly limited American provinciality. That said, I love the history behind it and as always, Harry is adorable.

  • Ashleigh

    Does her SERIOUSLY have a name tag??

    • Lori

      They all had them. My assumption is that everyone wears them so as not to call attention to the dividing line between those in the Royal enclosure who need them and those who do not.

    • kimmeister

      Well, there was a whole reality show based on women who thought they were competing for a shot to marry Harry, when really it was some random redhead.

      • Vegas Girl

        And how stupid were those women to think that Prince Harry would need to and/or be allowed to do a reality dating show. I weep for these poor souls.

        • CelandineM

          That crap makes me weep for humanity. so many horrendous things happen to people everyday all over the world and someone puts that on TV. I need to go watch internet videos of kittens and puppies for bit now …

          • Glam Dixie

            Blame Ryan Seacrest, he brought us that trash and if that wasn’t bad enough, he is also responsible for the Kartrashians and all of their many shows. I will never forgive him.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            There’s no punishment or Hell bad enough for Seacrest. Of course, if people would not watch the shows, perhaps they would go away….

          • Glam Dixie

            Well I’m doing MY part. I’ve never seen an episode of any of it and never will. Now if we can just convince the rest of humanity.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Let’s get this started.

          • Skippymom1

            Mom Kardashian is responsible for the trainwreck that are her daughters. I would like to blame a lot of things Ryan Seacrest, but the Kardashians? Nope and never.

            They were dollars while they were still in their mom’s womb. And honestly? I wish I could use a different term for mom, because nothing that woman has ever done has mothered those children. But I didn’t think “Pimp” would fit in the sentence.

          • Glam Dixie

            No, you’re right, Ryan is only responsible for the television shows, not the fame whoring but we were talking about the tv shows so that’s why I blamed him.

          • Skippymom1

            I don’t mean to be obtuse, but whenever I see even a glimpse of any of them I change channels. And YAY for having more to blame on Seacrest [the sound you hear is me gnashing my teeth – remind me again why he is famous and how he now hosts New Year’s Rocking Eve?], but what part did he have with them regarding TV – was he producer?

          • Glam Dixie

            Yeah, he’s the Executive Producer on ALL of the Kardashians different shows and he is the Producer of the I Want To Marry Harry show that got this conversation started originally.

          • Skippymom1

            I knew the man had a place in hell for selling his soul, but now the designation “Special” place in hell fits completely. Sigh.
            Thanks for the clarification.

          • lsaspacey

            Yeah, but get this. Steve Carell of The Office was an executive producer of the “Marry Harry” trainwreck too so…

          • tripletmom96

            How about “egg donor”?

        • oldscrumby

          Well to be fair to those women it was pitched as “dating show for mystery celebrity” and then they were given a bunch of guess-who-clues that didn’t preclude him… I actually watched a bit of it and considering how heavy the editing was, I imagine they had to get really creative because no one is quite that dumb.

      • Warmheartedgirl_Seattle

        Luckily, it got such atrocious ratings they pulled it off the air after just four episodes. Dreck, pure and simple.

      • KinoEye

        A friend of a friend was on that show. I watched her little video about how she wanted to marry “Harry.” I was sad.

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      Her does.

      • Ashleigh

        ^ Thanks! Why did I do that??

    • kim bunchalastnames

      he does. AND the words “royal box” are on it. *squeees*

    • Martha Anderson

      At some the racecourses on special event days, you buy a ticket which comes in a form of a tag which you wear on lapel. Different tags bring different levels of admission.
      The name part is a little unusual , that is for sure. But it may be a way , via the caligraphy, of being sure no one has a counterfit

    • Audrey Lee

      This had me HOWLING. Hi, my name is “blahblahblahblah” and I’m Royalty

    • Kent Roby

      That’s the thing that tickles me the most here! I had to look close to make sure it wasn’t one of those “Hello, my name is ______” stickers!

  • mwash

    Really? He needs a nametag?

    • misstressofsylar

      I was about to comment the same thing. Same thing happened too during the Olympics. Him, Kate and Wills all had to wear those huge identification cards.

    • AnnaleighBelle

      Especially since I assume it says “HRH Prince Henry of Wales.” He is SO not a Henry.

      • Resl

        Isn’t that his real name?

  • SC_in_DC

    I love that he needs a nametag. Seems like something for the common folk.

    • Denise Alden

      I love that, too! Ah, Harry . . . sigh.

  • James

    Harry and a brolly. Better indeed.

  • Danielle


  • Cele Deemer

    I loves me some Ginger!

  • Aidan B

    I’d like a cuppa Harry to go, please.

  • txngyrrl

    I’m cracking up that he has a nametag on. SERIOUSLY?!?

    • Shelby


  • MilaXX

    as a matter of fact, I do!

  • SuzyQuzey

    I do, indeed.

  • Jennifer Bober

    Well, that was a nice way to end the week!

  • frannyprof

    I have a friend who’s going to Ascot. She bought a new fancy hat and everything. I am so jealous of her!

    • Going to Ascot doesn’t mean you’ll be anywhere near Harry (or anyone in the Royal enclosure) it’s a strictly segregated experience (by cost, although you need to be personally introduced and approved to get into the Royal enclosure). I went last year to Ladies Day (in the cheapest area) and had a lovely time. Wore a great outfit (if I do say so myself), did a little betting, waved at the Queen as she drove around the track in her carriage, ate strawberries and drank bubbly…

  • &theJets

    Well that cleansed the palate! Thank you!

  • hughman

    The perfect end to Boner Friday (or whatever it’s called).

    • Jackie4g

      Sausage, but I would forgive you anything for the million laughs you have contributed here.

  • Glam Dixie

    The top hat is not really for him, but the rest of it looks adorable. I prefer him sweaty and on a polo pony, but that’s just me.

    • formerlyAnon

      I agree. The more casual and athletic he is, the better he looks. [Don’t stone me] but I don’t think he’s all that good looking. The attraction comes from stunning healthy male magnetism and a general air of being a happy, good-natured fellow.

      • Glam Dixie

        I agree with you completely, he’s only ok looking but the other things you mentioned are what gives him his appeal.

  • Thomas

    I used to think he was the hotter prince after William started losing his hair, but now I think he’s starting to look more and more like his father unfortunately.

    • Glam Dixie

      The Windsor gene is really strong apparently. Youth keeps them hot but when that starts going the Charles starts coming on more and more.

      • Thomas

        Yeah, when they were younger they looked more like Diana.

      • Imasewsure

        Which is why it was funny that the press kept harping on Charles not being his father… it was just a matter of time until the Windsor grew and hair and chin started to fade… still he’s the hot one in the family and cute enough….

        • Glam Dixie

          Oh really? I didn’t know that was ever a thing. Honestly, I love a bald headed man, I still think William looks pretty good but it won’t last, sadly.

          • Thomas

            Yeah, some guy named James Hewitt who has red hair as well.

          • J. Preposterice

            and who, iirc, didn’t even meet Diana until after Harry was born. But wild celebrity theories are no respecters of logic!

        • The press harp about a lot of things that aren’t true. All you have to do is look at Diana’s sister Sarah’s son and you can see he looks exactly like a Spencer. He and his cousin could be twins.


          • numenah

            I see Spencer in him too, especially if you look at Earl Spencer, Diana’s brother.

    • Alanna

      Oh, yeah. Second-to-last photo is a ginger Charles.

    • Eric Stott

      He’s beginning to look much more like his grandfather, Prince Philip. He isn’t a bad looking guy by any means, but he looks more like a footballer than a royal – and very uncomfortable in these clothes.

  • Dan_In_NYC

    Serving it.

  • nannypoo

    I wonder how he really feels about that hat.

    • I bet he’s perfectly comfortable. He’s been dressing in all sorts of odd things for all sorts of occasions all this life, after all.

  • marlie

    I really want to live in a world where dressing like this for events is a regular occurrence. Harry doesn’t give me the hots, but I really think he would make an awesome guy-bestie.

  • another_laura

    It is totally cracking me up that they’re wearing name badges.

  • LadyVimes

    Mmmm Ladies’ Day indeed.

  • colleenjanel

    The nametag is killing me. He looks like a Cast Member in the UK section of Epcot.

  • AnnaleighBelle

    I like him much better as sporty spice. He looks like he’s wearing his dad’s clothes.

  • Trickytrisha

    He always, bless his heart, looks like he’s got a fart cushion stashed in his back pocket so he can pop it on the chair of some stuffy official to liven up the proceedings. He’s adorable.

    • snarkykitten

      He’s like a walking Jeeves & Wooster character

  • MissusBee

    Fact: you can’t buy black silk top hats anymore, as they stopped making them in the 1970s. So if you want the genuine thing, you either have to inherit it, or go on eBay. Even then, it’s really hard to find something that fits, so you get the nearest size, then have it steam-moulded by these specialist people in a basement off Sloane Square, who use this weird steampunk cranial-measuring thingy. It’s a strange old world.

    • Linda LaPaz

      Harry’s actually looks like it might be the original felted beaver fur – probably passed down in the family. But I thought a gray top hat was appropriate for daytime events, such as Royal Ascot.

      • FibonacciSequins

        I just looked this up on Wikipedia. I think Harry’s hat is felted beaver fur. Apparently the standard now is felted fur (with beaver being preferred), because the last of the looms used to make silk hatters’ plush were destroyed in the 1950s by their owner, over a violent breakup with his brother. The more you know!

        • Corsetmaker

          Interesting. Antique corsets often have silk plush behind the front busk etc. But you can’t get it anywhere now, that may explain why as it’s more than likely the same stuff!

  • JP

    Ladies’ Day indeed. *g*

  • LUV his lapel tag…”ROYAL BOX”. It certainly is!

  • icm

    I think it is funny how he has a name tag like he’s at some sort of convention and people might not know who he is .

  • MissMariRose

    He looks more like his father and grandfather every day.

    • kittentoes

      It is weird how that happened.

  • jbj

    I’ve never gotten the appeal, but all of you who think Chuck wasn’t his daddy, look at the third from last photo. Spitting image of Philip.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Most refreshing, and the lad wears his morning coat well.

  • I like the way he’s wearing the “Royal Box” credentials on his lapel, as if he wouldn’t be let in without it.


    • He wouldn’t! Strict security, doncha know…

  • FibonacciSequins

    “HRH Prince Harry of Wales”. Cutest name tag ever.

  • cousinelizabeth

    Yes, thank you very much.

  • Kristi Mitchell

    Dear sweet baby Jesus I needed to see that today!

  • Sally

    He has a name tag. Funny.

  • Fuchsiaforever


  • Skippymom1

    The poor man looks as though he is so tired of being photographed. And do they not have braces in England?

  • Jacob Bowen

    I have NEVER been more attracted to him…wow.

  • in a pickle

    I know he’s a royal and all, but British men in general do just seem to know how to wear suits well. They rarely look like used car salesmen in them the way that so many American men do.

    • demidaemon

      It’s something in the water, apparently.

    • BLauDGaspode

      I think there’s a confidence in them or something. LIke, they wear uniforms and suit-type clothes since childhood, so it’s not as big a deal. Most men in America either rarely wear a suit, or wear them for business, which puts a different spin on it.

  • Frankie Carter

    Does anyone but me think this look is hiddy? The tie looks cheap and the trousers look like a poly-blend. I don’t know. It just looks off to me.

  • boweryboy

    Yes, that’s much better. Thank you.

  • LadyCelia

    I”m loving the name tag. Like anyone wouldn’t know who he is.

  • Warmheartedgirl_Seattle

    I love his waistcoat. What a lovely man!

  • AnaRoW

    I love the suit but I can’t help but think it’s the “prince” part of his name that tricks people into thinking he’s attractive. I don’t think he’s ugly but he’s not worth a second look.

  • YoungSally

    A name tag and seating assignment (Royal Box) – Hi ! My Name is HRH Prince Harry of Wales?

  • unbornfawn

    Why, yes I do. Feel better that is.

  • KT

    What’s going on with the kibbles n bits situation second photo from the bottom? I honestly don’t even know what I’m looking at here.

  • ktr33

    His pants look too long and baggy. Veering into clown pants territory. And he does *nothing* for me. De-Prince him, and stick him in a pub: he just looks like a soccer hooligan.

    • oat327

      Agree on the pants, but part of his charm is he looks like a hot guy in a local pub. Except he’s a prince.

  • He needs a name tag?

    • jml27

      and one that says “royal box” just in case I suppose..?

  • amanda lynn

    That’ll do just fine. Thank you, TLo.

  • OffToSeeHim

    I *love* that he’s wearing a nametag. I *LOVE* that. @alyce1213:disqus, my husband also wore a morning coat and striped trousers, if men knew how good they looked in a morning coat and striped trousers they’d wear them all the time.

    • BLauDGaspode

      That nametag just made my day. Completely charming.

  • Elsewhere1010

    Harry has always sent my heart a-flutter in unrequited love/lust… but I like the man, I do, I do.

  • Mary Lauer

    HE needs a name tag?!?!

    • Mary Lauer

      Yes, I am late to the party … eek.

  • Ann VerWiebe

    I just love the fact that he’s wearing a name tag. Is his grandmother wearing a tag that says “The Queen”?

  • DuBey2

    Personally, I think he should dress this way all the time – ESPECIALLY the hat. Some men are made for hats. I think this is the best he’s ever looked

  • aquamarine17

    thank you! a very welcome sight!

  • JynxTheCat

    Dandy defined.