George Bought, Lord Porchester, Tom Charlton, Jack Barham

Diary: Inside the best Royal Ascot closing party

Huntsman, Albert’s and Sangster Bloodstock came together in a whirl of top hats and tails to celebrate a successful week of racing

On Saturday, to close yet another Royal Ascot week, the great and the good descended upon a converted Route Master bus next to the race track to party the night away and celebrate their tips and bets that paid off royally.

Diary: Inside the best Royal Ascot closing party
George Bought, Lord Porchester, Tom Charlton, Jack Barham

The Rosebery, the converted bus in question, is a singular example of British excellence, hospitality and originality, with a dash of eccentricity — just like the guests.

Diary: Inside the best Royal Ascot closing party

A DJ was in situ on the top deck blasting out music all evening, tunes that could be heard across the racetrack. There was dancing and drinks until the sun came down, with food provided by a wealth of kind sponsors.

Diary: Inside the best Royal Ascot closing party
Hugo Cordle, Alexander Cordle, Freddie Cordle

Grey Goose served up their signature vodka, with cocktails mixed in celebration of the week’s festivities. Bombay Sapphire also got in on the action, serving up their iconic gin in G&Ts for the topped-and-tailed guests.

Diary: Inside the best Royal Ascot closing party
Lord Porchester and Alexander Warren

Copious amounts of caviar were graciously supplied by Exmoor Caviar, and IQOS heated tobacco units also sponsored the event.

Diary: Inside the best Royal Ascot closing party
Georgia Hearne, Kitty Mcpherson, Ollie Horsnall

After the party wound down, guests piled into taxis to head to Albert’s Members Club in London for the afterparty, where more drinks, decadence and celebration were had.

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