The Duchess of Cambridge's little sister Pippa Middleton has written her very own comprehensive guide to Royal Ascot 2014, complete with betting tips, a guide to finding the best car park and her verdict on what sort of hat you should wear to the event.
In a piece for Vanity Fair the near-royal confesses that, although last year was her very first time at Ascot she bloody well loved it... Especially the horse parade! Spiffing.
But what should we wear? "One of the most entertaining parts of Royal Ascot is spotting the extraordinary hats, which last year included everything from a serving of Mr Whippy 99 Flake ice cream to a full English breakfast to a fanciful turban, a three-tiered cake, a macaroon stand, and a black swan," she wrote.
"Normally the most outrageous ones send the photographers into a wild frenzy and are likely to end up in print the following day. I haven't experimented with a wacky statement headpiece just yet, but I'm working on it!"
While Pippa says fascinators are "fine" she really means that you should wear a hat. But the one thing she's adamant should be included in your race day getup is a pair of wedge heels.
Side note: They don't have to be cork. Phew!
"I recommend wedged shoes to avoid sinking into the grass (as I did last year) - there's often a lot of walking from place to place."
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