Judy Finnigan, 73, joins Richard Madeley, 65, for Royal Ascot

Richard and Judy look in high spirits as they join glamorous Holly Willoughby and leggy Penny Lancaster for star-studded day two of Royal Ascot

  • Richard, 73, and Judy, 65, led the celebrity arrivals at Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire on Wednesday
  • Races running at Ascot today include the Queen Mary Stakes (2.30pm), the Queen’s Vase (3:05pm) and the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (3.40pm) 

Richard and Judy made the most of the warm weather as they led the celebrity arrivals for day two of Royal Ascot.

Judy, 73, looked radiant at Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire on Wednesday, keeping cool in the heatwave with a billowing white summer dress, while a floral blazer added a pop of colour. 

The former This Morning host accessorised with an elegant wide brimmed hat complete with tulle decoration and added to the glamour with gold chandelier earrings and a diamond studded necklace. 



Icons: Richard and Judy joined Holly Willoughby and Penny Lancaster in leading the celebrity arrivals for day two of Royal Ascot as they strutted their stuff around the Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire on Wednesday

Judy completed the look with some pops of pink in the form of her boxy handbag, embellished ballet pumps and oversized glittering sunglasses. 

Richard, 65, cut a dapper figure by his wife’s side as he donned a taupe linen suit paired with a blue shirt, brown brogues and aviator sunglasses.  

Judy recently opened up on the couple’s enduring relationship in a candid podcast interview.

She revealed during the chat that Richard proposed while they were both married, and it was only three weeks after their very first date.

Glam: The former This Morning host accessorised with an elegant wide brimmed hat complete with tulle decoration and added to the glamour with gold chandelier earrings and a diamond studded necklace 

All about the accessories: Judy completed the look with some pops of pink in the form of her boxy handbag, embellished ballet pumps and oversized glittering sunglasses

The TV presenter, 73, already had twins Tom and Jack, then six, when she met her partner, 65, while they were both working for Granada Television – an ITV franchisee.

Unhappy in her marriage with journalist David Henshaw, the Good Morning Britain anchor had already spotted her on TV and had developed a crush.

She told Kate Thornton’s White Wine Question Time podcast: ‘There was absolutely no doubt in my mind that my boys, who were six, twins, they are – two six year old boys were my absolute priority and they had to be.

‘And as Richard and I got closer, and it was clear that we… you kind of talked about marriage after about three weeks, didn’t you, I remember. ‘It was clear things were very, very serious.’


Striking: Holly exuded glamour in her pink midi dress while a pair of nude barely there heels boosted her frame 

Leggy: Penny’s floral dress boasted a thigh high cut out to flash her long pins

Hat’s a good look! The wife of rocker Rod Stewart added to the glamour with a purple felt wide-brimmed hat and toted a plum suede clutch bag

Judy even confessed she thought Richard’s suit at the time was ‘a bit flash’, however since he otherwise ‘looked nice’, she decided to let their relationship develop.

She revealed their colleagues were convinced the pair were only involved in ‘a fling’ and were left astonished when they each got a divorce from their other halves.

The author thought he ‘looked nice’ but thought his suit was ‘a bit flash’, although they instantly hit it off.

Gorgeous in green: Also opting for a bold design was former Strictly Come Dancing professional Oti Mabuse, who turned heads in a satin green dress paired with a vibrant pink hat

Chic: The Romeo and Duet host, 31, boosted her frame with a pair of silver barely-there heels and donned dazzling chandelier earrings

Colleagues at Granada Television thought the relationship was a fling; and were surprised when things got serious, and they divorced their respective partners.

Richard was married to Lynda Hooley for five years before they divorced in 1983 after he met Judy, while she was with husband David until 1986.

The famous couple hosted This Morning from its inception in 1998 to 2001 before taking on their show – Richard and Judy – in 2001 for eight years.

They share Jack, 35, who is a talent manager, and personal trainer Chloe, 34, who is notably married to professional rugby player James Haskell, 37.


Stunning: Call The Midwife’s Helen George was a vision of beauty as she stepped out onto the concourse in a colourful column gown with sheer insets on the bodice

Stylish: The blonde beauty, 39, donned an eye-catching black fascinator and added an extra pop of colour in the form of a slick of scarlet lipstick

Meanwhile, Richard and Judy weren’t the only celebrities in attendance for the annual British racing event.

Holly Willoughby, 41, looked radiant in a bubble gum pink midi dress with bardot sleeves that she paired with an oversized hat embellished with flowers.  

Penny Lancaster, 51, cut a stylish figure for her day at the races, arriving in a white dress adorned with a purple wisteria design that boasted a thigh high cut out to flash her long pins. 

The wife of rocker Rod Stewart added to the glamour with a purple felt wide-brimmed hat and toted a plum suede clutch bag. 


Cute couples: Dermot O’Leary’s wife Dee Koppang cut a stylish figure at the event in a ruffled polka dot maxi dress while Jason Manford turned out with wife Lucy Dyke, who wowed in a cream dress and netted black hat

Also opting for a bold design was former Strictly Come Dancing professional Oti Mabuse, who turned heads in a satin green dress paired with a vibrant pink hat. 

The Romeo and Duet host, 31, boosted her frame with a pair of silver barely-there heels and donned dazzling chandelier earrings. 

Call The Midwife’s Helen George was a vision of beauty as she stepped out onto the concourse in a colourful column gown with sheer insets on the bodice. 

The blonde beauty, 39, donned an eye-catching black fascinator and added an extra pop of colour in the form of a slick of scarlet lipstick.  



Blooming lovely! Good Morning Britain’s Charlotte Hawkins cut a stylish figure in a scarlet shirt dress with a navy floral design that she paired with a striking hat and lace up red heels 

Loving life: Charlotte seemed in high spirits as she laughed away in front of the cameras 

Dermot O’Leary’s wife Dee Koppang cut a stylish figure at the event as she paired a ruffled polka dot maxi dress with a black blazer and voluminous fascinator. 

They weren’t the only smart couple in attendance as Jason Manford turned out with wife Lucy Dyke, who wowed in a cream dress and netted black hat.

The Royal Ascot guests have been encouraged to push the fashion boundaries this summer. 

Fun times: Natalie Rushdie and Laura-Ann Barr posed with military personnel at the glamorous racing event 

Delightful duo:  Spurs legend Glenn Hoddle attended the races alongside his partner Lisa, who wowed in a floral red dress 

The 2022 published Style Guide for the event, the eleventh of its kind, requests formality remains in the Royal Enclosure – where punters have been able to buy their way in since 2007 – but hints at a less strict approach elsewhere, suggesting exuberant occasion wear is positively encouraged this year.

Plenty of fans adopted a patriotic theme too, to ensure the Platinum Jubilee celebrations continue, with red, white and blue incorporated into their outfits for the day.

Those with the widest brimmed hats are likely to be best suited for temperatures that look set to soar to over 25 degrees in this leafy portion of Berkshire.

Races running at Ascot on Wednesday include the Queen Mary Stakes (2.30pm), the Queen’s Vase (3:05pm) and the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (3.40pm).

THE OFFICIAL ROYAL ASCOT STYLE GUIDE 2022 

ROYAL ENCLOSURE DRESS CODE 

LADIES  

Pictured left: Favourbrook jacket £720, trousers £250, waistcoat £320, tie £95, pocket square £35, Oliver Brown top hat £500, Shirt £85, Shoes: Haes and Curtis £149. Pictured right: The Vampire’s Wife dress £1,650, Handbag £450, Hat: Edwina Ibbotson £1,580, Shoes: Roger Vivier £1,350, Ring: Garrard £8,000 

Erdem dress £2490, hat £1395, gloves £390, Emilia Wickstead shoes £515, earrings: 4element. Available to rent. 

  • Dresses and skirts should be of modest length defined as falling just above the knee or longer. 
  • Dresses and tops should have straps of one inch or greater. Strapless, off the shoulder, halter neck and spaghetti straps are not permitted. Dresses and tops with sheer straps and sleeves are also not permitted.
  • Jackets and pashminas may be worn. Tops and dresses underneath should still comply with the Royal Enclosure Dress Code. Midriffs must be covered. 
  • Trouser suits are welcome. They should be of full-length to the ankle and of matching material and colour.
  • Jumpsuits are welcome. They should fall below the knee, with regulations matching that for dresses. 
  • Hats should be worn; however, a headpiece which has a solid base of 4 inches (10cm) or more in diameter is acceptable as an alternative to a hat. Fascinators are not permitted. 

GIRLS

  • Girls (aged 10-17) should dress in accordance with the Ladies’ Dress Code. However, they may wear a headpiece or fascinator as an alternative to a hat, without any size restriction. 

 GENTLEMEN

Favourbrook jacket £720, trousers £250, waistcoat £280, tie £110, shoes £320, Oliver Brown top hat £500, shirt £85 

It is a requirement to wear black, grey or navy morning dress which must include: 

  • A waistcoat and tie (no cravats or bow ties)
  • A black or grey top hat
  • Black shoes worn with socks

A gentleman may remove his top hat within a restaurant, a Private Box, a private club or a facility’s terrace, balcony or garden. 

Hats may also be removed within any enclosed external seating area within the Royal Enclosure Gardens.

The customisation of top hats (with, for example, coloured ribbons or bands) is not permitted in the Royal Enclosure

Novelty waistcoats and ties are not permitted. Discreet patterns and those of a patriotic nature (for example, a national flag) are acceptable.

BOYS

  • Boys (aged 10-17) should either dress in accordance with the gentlemen’s Dress Code; or alternatively may wear a dark-coloured lounge suit with a shirt and tie. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Fancy dress, novelty and branded or promotional clothing is not permitted on site.

QUEEN ANNE ENCLOSURE DRESS CODE  

LADIES 


Pictured left: Dress: Simone Rocha £995, Hat: Jane Taylor £1,560, ShuShu Tong bag £450, shoes £875. Pictured right: Emilia Wickstead dress: £1,650, shoes £590, Hat: Edwina Ibbotson £2,045

Pictured left: Dress: Lisa the Label £720, Hat: Emily London £885, Shoes: Roger Vivier £1,150. Pictured right: Oliver Brown suit £327, shirt £85, tie £69, pocket square: Richard Anderson £84, shoes: Christian Louboutin £775

Ladies within the Queen Anne Enclosure are required to dress in a manner as befits a formal occasion and are kindly asked to take note of the following:

  • A hat, headpiece or fascinator should be worn at all times.
  • Strapless and sheer dresses and tops are not permitted. Please note our definition of strapless necklines include off-the-shoulder, Bardot and one shoulder. Dresses and tops with sheer straps and sleeves are also not permitted. Midriffs must be covered.
  • Trouser suits must be full-length and jumpsuits should fall below the knee. Both must adhere to the neckline regulations above. Shorts are not permitted.

GIRLS 

  • Girls aged 17 and under should be dressed for a formal occasion. Smart summer dresses are suggested. 
  • Hats, headpieces and fascinators may be worn but are not compulsory. 

GENTLEMEN 

Richard James jacket £585, trousers £345, Oliver Brown shirt £85, tie £49, Hawes and Curtis pocket square £29, shoes £149 

Pictured left: Oliver Spencer suit jacket £369, suit trousers £189, shirt: Budd £130, Tie: Oliver Brown £59, pocket square: Richard Anderson £95, shoes: Harry’s £350. Pictured right: Richard James jacket £745, trousers £325, shirt: Budd £130, tie: Oliver Brown £49, pocket square: Richard Anderson £95, shoes: Russel and Bromley £225

Gentlemen’s Dress Code Gentlemen are required to wear a full-length suit with a collared shirt and tie, and kindly asked to take note of the following: Jackets and trousers should be of matching colour and pattern. 

  • A tie should be worn at all times. Bow ties and cravats are not permitted.
  • Socks must be worn and should cover the ankle. Jeans, chinos and trainers are not permitted. 

BOYS

  • Boys aged 10-17 should wear a suit or jacket with a shirt and tie. Younger boys nine and under should be dressed smartly but are not required to wear a jacket or tie. 

VILLAGE ENCLOSURE 

LADIES


Pictured left: Bora Aksu blouse £429, skirt £385, shoes £595, hat: Juliette Botterill £370, handbag: Roger Vivier £1,050. Pictured right: dress: Temperley £560, hat: Yuan Li Milinery £580, shoes: Jimmy Choo £750 

Pictured left: Shrimps dress £495, bag £475, hat: Bee Smith £250, shoes: Office £40, earrings: Margaux Studios £195. Pictured right: Gant blazer £350, trousers £175, shirt: Hawes and Curtis £55, tie: Oliver Brown £59, shoes: Christian Louboutin £775

Ladies within the Village Enclosure are required to dress in a manner as befits a formal occasion and are kindly asked to take note of the following:

  • A hat, headpiece or fascinator should be worn at all times.
  • Strapless and sheer dresses and tops are not permitted. Please note our definition of strapless necklines include off-the-shoulder, Bardot and one shoulder. Dresses and tops with sheer straps and sleeves are also not permitted. Midriffs must be covered.
  • Trouser suits must be full-length, and jumpsuits should fall below the knee. Both must adhere to the neckline regulations above. Shorts are not permitted

Please note, the Village Enclosure is a grassed area and ladies should consider their hat size and shoes accordingly. Smaller hats or fascinators and wedges or block heels are recommended in place of large headwear or stilettos.

GIRLS 

  • Girls aged 17 and under should be dressed for a formal occasion. Smart summer dresses are suggested.
  • Hats, headpieces and fascinators may be work but are not compulsory. 

GENTLEMEN 

Gant blazer £350, trousers £175, Hawes and Curtis shirt £55, shoes £149, tie: Oliver Brown £59 

Gentlemen are required to wear a full-length trousers and jacket with a collared shirt and tie, and kindly asked to take note of the following:

  • A tie should be worn at all times. Ties, bow ties or cravats can be worn in the Village Enclosure.
  • Socks must be worn and should cover the ankle.
  • Jeans and trainers are not permitted.

BOYS 

Boys aged 10-17 should wear a suit or jacket with a shirt and tie. Younger boys nine and under should be dressed smartly but are not required to wear a jacket or tie. 

WINDSOR ENCLOSURE 

LADIES

Dress: LK Bennett £499, hat: Juliette Botterill £430, shoes: Kurt Geiger £99 

Whilst there is no official Dress Code for the Windsor Enclosure, Ladies are encouraged to dress in smart daywear.

It is recommended that ladies wear smart attire with a hat or fascinator.

GENTLEMEN

Ted Baker jacket £279, trousers £150, shirt £95, pocket square: Oliver Brown £35, shoes: Grenson £295

Whilst there is no official Dress Code for the Windsor Enclosure, Gentlemen are encouraged to dress in smart daywear.

It is recommended that Gentlemen wear a jacket, collared shirt and full-length trousers.

 

 

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