Lady Sarah Chatto showed her down-to-earth nature yesterday by recycling her Coronation outfit at Royal Ascot yesterday.
The only daughter of Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, 59, looked ethereal in a cream dress and matching hat for Ladies’ Day.
The dress featured a pleated skirt, V-neckline and was cinched at the waist with a delicate sash.
The recycled number was designed by British designer Jasper Conran OBE.
The unassuming royal, who attended the event with husband Daniel Chatto, 66, also appeared to be wearing the same hat again which was also cream-coloured.
Lady Sarah Chatto showed her down-to-earth nature yesterday as she recycled her coronation outfit at Royal Ascot yesterday
Lady Sarah Chatto was spotted in a cream Jasper Conran number at Royal Ascot, the same one she wore to the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla on May 6
Sarah also shone in a four-row pearl necklace, the perfect accessory to match her entire look.
But perhaps the most striking of her jewelry was a special pair of diamond and pearl earrings.
In a sweet nod to her mother, she donned the elaborate earrings that once belonged to the late Princess Margaret.
Even more special, these are the exact same pair she wore to her wedding in 1994.
She walked down the aisle to marital bliss with her former actor boyfriend in London almost 30 years ago.
Lady Sarah is known for keeping a low profile, and although she has attended Ascot in the past, she is not regularly seen with the Royal Family, apart from a few key events.
Lady Sarah Chatto was born in 1964 – the last royal baby born in a palace rather than a hospital – a few weeks after cousins Prince Edward, Lady Helen Windsor and James Ogilvy.
The late Queen was described as a ‘surrogate mother’ to Sarah and her brother, and was particularly close to Lady Sarah, who was believed to remind Her Majesty of her late sister.
A royal insider previously revealed: “The Queen adores Sarah and seeks her company as often as possible. She is his absolute favorite young royal.
“They are extremely comfortable in each other’s company. Lots of laughs can be heard when together. They share a sense of loyalty, fun, duty, and ridicule.
An acquaintance said, “Sarah is very modest; shy and almost embarrassed with no grandeur at all. Take royal events – she’ll be on the balcony, but she never pushes herself in the middle or front, like some.
It was probably an emotional day for Lady Sarah too, after her cousin King Charles claimed his first-ever victory at Ascot.
In a sweet nod to her mother, she donned the elaborate earrings that once belonged to the late Princess Margaret
Princess Margaret often wore the set on royal outings – and now her daughter is carrying on the tradition (pictured, Margaret)
The royal couple were overwhelmed with emotion as they watched their horse Desert Hero win the King George V race from the royal box.
After two defeats, Charles and Camilla were delighted to claim their first-ever victory at Royal Ascot, which is the first time the event has been held since the Queen’s death last September.
During her 70-year reign, Queen Elizabeth won more than 24 Ascot victories – and Zara Tindall said the moment was “bittersweet” for King Charles and Camilla.
Speaking to ITV, Princess Anne’s daughter said: “It’s bittersweet to think how proud and excited the Queen would have been.”
“Having a winner for Charles and Camilla and keeping that dream alive.” And on top of all that, what a race!
The couple’s trainer, William Haggas, added: “They are absolutely delighted.
“They’ve been looking forward to Ascot for a long time, it’s very important for horse racing, important for the King and Queen to enjoy.”
During the handover ceremony, King Charles accidentally knocked over the trophy to begin with and couldn’t hide his joy.
The late Queen has always loved horses – having received a Shetland pony called Peggy from her grandfather George V when she was four years old.