You guys. Today’s Royal Ascot opener is a blooming delight. We’ve got Maxima in a hat that’s just a fancy pile of leaves, Kate in metallic shoes (Kate, I’m so proud. I see you! Now please go outside carrying The Royal We, with the cover facing outward, while nodding and laughing and crying in public, then hold it to your bosom in an Anne Shirley-esque moment of literary communion. Thank you, I love you.), a TON of riotous florals, Kate and Beatrice in almost matching dresses, Princess Anne in one of her MOST 80s moments from the archives, and a Fergie False Alarm. Get ready!

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