July 4, 2022

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Carole Middleton (pictured) was photographed in a pink ME + EM silk dress while attending the first day of Royal Ascot today.  Daughter Kate was seen wearing the same dress last year

Carole Middleton wears Kate’s dress to the Royal Ascot

Her daughter has been heralded as one of the most stylish women in the world, so it’s no wonder Carole Middleton took inspiration from the Duchess of Cambridge’s wardrobe for an outing to Royal Ascot today.

The 67-year-old entrepreneur looks elegant in a ME + EM silk shirt dress featuring a dipped midi hem and pleated details, the same dress Kate wore to her royal engagement in May last year.

Carol teamed the dress with a black perforated hat with feather trim, while husband Michael, 72, looked elegant in a traditional top hat and tails.

The couple’s daughter, Kate, previously wore the dress to meet a five-year-old cancer patient who appeared on the Hold Still photography project after she was photographed kissing her father through a window during lockdown.

Kate, 40, welcomed Mila Sneddon, of Falkirk, for tea at Holyroodhouse House in May 2021. During a week-long visit to Scotland.

Carole Middleton (pictured) was photographed in a pink ME + EM silk dress while attending the first day of Royal Ascot today. Daughter Kate was seen wearing the same dress last year

Kate previously wore the dress to meet a five-year-old cancer patient who appeared on the Hold Still photography project after she was photographed kissing her father through a window during lockdown.

Kate previously wore the dress to meet a five-year-old cancer patient who appeared on the Hold Still photography project after she was photographed kissing her father through a window during lockdown.

Carole Middleton looked elegant in this ME + EM silk shirt dress featuring pleated details, the same dress Kate wore to her royal engagement in May last year

Carole Middleton looked elegant in this ME + EM silk shirt dress featuring pleated details, the same dress Kate wore to her royal engagement in May last year

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Carol teamed the dress with a black perforated hat with feather motifs.  She seemed to be enjoying her day outside chatting with fellow racing fans in the stands

Carol teamed the dress with a black perforated hat with feather motifs. She seemed to be enjoying her day outside chatting with fellow racing fans in the stands

The Duchess of Cambridge kept her promise to wear pink when she met Mia in May last year at Holyrood House

The Duchess of Cambridge kept her promise to wear pink when she met Mia in May last year at Holyrood House

The Duchess had previously spoken by phone to the young girl, who underwent extensive chemotherapy for leukemia last year meaning she had to protect during the height of the pandemic.

A picture of her taken by her mother Linda, titled Shielding Mila, was one of 100 photos included in the Duchess of Cambridge’s book Hold Still: A Portrait of Our Nation in 2020.

Kate kept her promise to wear pink, Mila’s favorite color, and dress her up with tan heels and a floral face mask.

The Duchess will not be attending Royal Ascot today, but the rest of the royal family were out of power, while the Queen missed the event amid her ongoing mobility issues.

Prince Charles and Camilla led the royal family today at Royal Ascot as they walked out in force on the first day of racing - while the Queen missed the event amid her ongoing mobility issues

Prince Charles and Camilla led the royal family today at Royal Ascot as they walked out in force on the first day of racing – while the Queen missed the event amid her ongoing mobility issues

Meanwhile, Camilla pointed across the racetrack while posing alongside Prince Charles and sister-in-law Sophie Wessex.

Meanwhile, Camilla pointed across the racetrack while posing alongside Prince Charles and sister-in-law Sophie Wessex.

Princess Anne and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall chatted in the garden during this afternoon's event

Princess Anne and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall chatted in the garden during this afternoon’s event

Her Majesty was a regular at Berkshire Racecourse before the pandemic and has attended every royal meeting since ascending the throne in 1952, regardless of when it was held behind closed doors in 2020.

However, the 96-year-old Queen will likely be watching from home just seven miles away at Windsor Castle this afternoon, especially when her horse King’s Lynn races at the King’s Stand Stakes at 3.40pm.

Instead, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were in attendance alongside a host of other royals – including Princess Anne and her two children Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall, Countess Sophie Wessex and Princess Beatrice, who was joined by her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. .

Princess Beatrice Eduardo's husband took off his hat and turned it towards the Prince of Wales as they greeted each other at Ascot.

Princess Beatrice Eduardo’s husband took off his hat and turned it towards the Prince of Wales as they greeted each other at Ascot.

Meanwhile, Zara greeted Princess Michael of Kent with a kiss on the cheek as she arrived at the racetrack earlier today.

Meanwhile, Zara greeted Princess Michael of Kent with a kiss on the cheek as she arrived at the racetrack earlier today.

She paired the look with a neutral heel and a £370 Juliette Botterill Millinery London straw headband for the annual horse racing event while posing for photoshoots with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were present alongside Princess Beatrice and visited Tindall

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were present alongside Princess Beatrice (left with her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi) and Zara Tindall (right)

Meanwhile, Sophie Wessex was chic in her lavish raspberry hat today as she joined other members of the royal family at the event.

Meanwhile, Sophie Wessex was chic in her lavish raspberry hat today as she joined other members of the royal family at the event.

Meanwhile, Princess Anne, the queen's only daughter, also attended the ceremony, opting for a cream dress with a brown witch.

Meanwhile, Princess Anne, the queen’s only daughter, also attended the ceremony, opting for a cream dress with a brown witch.

The royals appeared in high spirits, and many took part in the chariot procession before greeting each other in the warm summer sunshine at the racetrack.

Zara was seen lovingly greeting her Uncle Charles, as well as Princess Michael of Kent, while Princess Beatrice was also beaming at the event.

The Queen, who has had 22 race winners at Royal Ascot, was among the race-goers in attendance last year after she was selected to participate in the government’s Events Research Program on behalf of the racing sport.

She didn’t attend the first day of last year’s racing but later on Day 5 with her racing director John Warren checked on her four horses at the Parade Ring after they crossed the finish line.

The Queen is a passionate breeder and has a number of runners due to enter Royal Ascot this week.