Royal Ascot Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Queen's Hat: Stumbles Punters

The official description of the Queen’s Hat at Royal Ascot has left punters baffled, with the palace announcing the colour as ‘Orange’.


However, William Hill are paying out on both ‘Peach’ and ‘Orange’ because the description didn’t seem to match the actual colour.


“The whole crowd at Ascot thought the hat looked peach, so for the palace to describe it as Orange is quite baffling for punters,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


“The only fair decision is to pay out on both, which means we’ve lost on the Queen’s Hat betting for every single day at Royal Ascot.”


The double result means that it is a clean-sweep for punters, as William Hill lost on the Queen’s Hat betting for ALL five days of Royal Ascot.