“ROYAL ASCOT LADY”

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Twinklebear: Royal Ascot Lady.

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ANONYMOUS POET 1823

“Ladies’ Day…when the women, like angels, look sweetly divine.”

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This is Royal Ascot Week in England, when Ascot in Berkshire hosts a week of thoroughbred horse races. Today is the third day of Royal Ascot Week and ever since that anonymous poet made his 1823 poetic pronouncement, the third day of the week has been known as “Ladies’ Day.”

Ascot Racecourse was founded by Queen Anne in 1711. Although Ascot held races from that time, it wasn’t until 1911 that it was expanded into what is now known as Royal Ascot Week. Traditionally, Royal Ascot Week takes place during the third week of every June—and has become the centerpiece of Ascot’s year. Over the years Royal Ascot Week has been associated with the trappings of the Royals, when the Queen and her family attend every year.

In the popular culture if it is at all possible, Royal Ascot Ladies’ Day has become the shining exemplar of the Royal Ascot, overshadowing the rest of Royal Ascot in the minds of the public. Every year, lovely ladies from around the world attend Royal Ascot to show their sartorial splendor.

This year my Twin Flame love Twinklebear, decided to go to Ladies’ Day to witness all the pomp and circumstance that surrounds this populist day during Royal Ascot Week. With all of the glitz and glamour that Ladies’ Day is famous for, I’m not even sure if Twinklebear will watch any races. I believe this may be the first horse race event she will have attended, but am uncertain how she will perceive the horse racing, as she is such a conscientious animal lover, and protector of animals’ welfare. She also has no interest in gambling, which really underpins horse racing.

She is now making the trip to Ascot with some of her lady friends. I am always awed by how lovely Twinklebear is, and perhaps it is based of me to state that I absolutely believe that she will be the most beautiful woman at the event, bar none. I often call her my “Viking Princess” as her appearance would suggest Scandinavian blood in her familial background.

It is well known that the Vikings began invading England in the 8th century. In today’s popular culture, the true adventures of Ragnar Lodbrok from that time, are memorialized in the “The Vikings” television series. By the late 9th century, the Vikings had overrun most of England.

No doubt, many of today’s blonde British beauties like my Twinklebear, can credit their stunning beauty to the intermingling of the Vikings with Anglo-Saxons of the early centuries. This reminds me of some interesting remarks I recently read, from an article in The Spectator magazine titled, “I thought I was British. Until I Took A DNA Test” by Anthony Whitehead…..

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“A declaration of nationality is a profound statement. To say ‘I am British’ suggests that somehow I am composed of Britishness — that my fabric, my very being, is British. Except I personally, apparently, am not particularly British. The results are back from my DNA ethnicity test….How do I feel about my nationality now?

I am fair-haired….so a Viking forebear is an exciting thought. I am already feeling….more international than I did. The things we associate with passport nationality, my cultural loyalties and sense of identity have shifted. In particular, DNA provides a new way of telling you who you are. In…England we seem confused about this. As we find ourselves in the midst of one of history’s great migrations, it seems likely that angst about identity is only going to increase — and if the EU referendum proved anything, it is that people in Britain feel very differently indeed about who they are….

My DNA was compared with that of others on Ancestry’s database and as a result I have now been put in touch with some 150 people throughout the world who have sections of DNA which match my own. Some use the site to post online profiles, and some include thumbnail photos of themselves. My jaw dropped when I clicked on Mark from Pennsylvania. He looks like me. Pattie from California could be my younger sister.”

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Aside from being coined “Ladies’ Day” by that anonymous poet in 1823, today’s Ladies’ Day harkens back to a time when Royal Ascot Week was a male-dominated event, when women were given discounts for admission, or allowed in for free. The gendered pay-scale disappeared with time, but Ladies’ Day became more entrenched as a viable institution on the third day of Ascot Week. Ultimately, more women attended dressed to the nines as a tradition—and Ladies’ Day became in effect, a glamour day out for ladies. Amazingly, Ascot does not officially recognize Ladies’ Day.

Ladies’ Day is a truly populist event.

It will be quite a day at Ascot today, and quite a Ladies’ Day! Imagine masses of splendidly attired women converging on this hamlet, wearing outfits from mild to wild, and you have an idea of what Ladies’ Day is like. Then imagine if you will, my Twinklebear in her splendiferous oufit—arriving like a royal princess herself.

My Viking Princess.

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I love you, Twinklbear
Forever and a day
Twin Flames, podmates always
Bear Pact Forever
12 12 12 in every way

2 thoughts on ““ROYAL ASCOT LADY”

  1. My personal opinion of the event is not quite how one perceives Ascot Ladies Day to be. I reflected on the cruelty! Which is hidden, by the Royal arrivals, and the GLAMOUR! But behind the scenes. horses, are treated appallingly!! I would not bet on any race. Yet did not say others could not. I just could not condone, the cruelty. Being an avid , animal, defender. If others do not like that, then they should not pretend to love animals too. As it is the height of hypocrisy … In all honesty, it was great in the limo, nice company, but you are not treated the same way as the Royal arrivals,or the Aristocracy… There was no room to sit, no tables , for so many. Yet the price tag, and tickets,are the same… Even though so ,so , busy! Awww ,such a lovely memoir my Sookybear. Thank you so much. I love it. Love you. We actually arrived by “limousine” so we had champagne and music, to arrive and leave in style. Podmates Twinflames 🐻 pact forever and a day 121212

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  2. Thank you, my AC Twinklebear, you hot Viking you! “WINK” I am in total agreement with you regarding horse racing, which is almost as cruel to horses, ans bull fighting is to bulls. I am glad you got to see the pomp and circumstance of Ladies’ Day we’ve been hearing and reading about. There is no question in my mind though, that you were the most beautiful, and sexy woman at Ladies Day! Wow, you hot thing, you! I love you forever and a day, my love. Bear Pact Forever! 12 12 12

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