There is only one horse racing meeting on the British Season’s calendar that commands the ‘royal’ prefix. The great and the good have descended on Berkshire to witness the pomp, pageantry, fashions and thoroughbreds of Royal Ascot since 1711 and this year its style and substance are joined with another attribute: supersonic.
Once known as the royalty of the skies, Concorde returns in an immortalised sculpture entitled ICON, designed by international creative Sebastian Conran. The magnificent sculpture, comprising of an authentic Concorde nose and visor, makes its first public outing at the world-famous Royal Ascot this week as a cultural addition within its Grandstand enclosure. Read more about this unique artwork that boasts the credentials of completing hundreds of thousands of miles of supersonic flight in my piece for travel guide When in Windsor.
Images courtesy of Parker Hobart
Visit ICON's official website for more information about its conception.