You’d think that as one of the most recognisable faces in the world she’d be given a pass. However Kate and Wills had to run around last year wearing matching tags that read HRH The Duke/Duchess of Cambridge respectively. However there’s actually a hidden meaning behind the labels, as the type of name tag you have actually denotes what access tier you have at the event.
So for example, Kate, William and Princess Anne have all previously been photographed wearing a Royal Box tag – while Lady Gabriella Windsor has a Royal Enclosure tag. Naturally, as immediate members of the Royal Family, it’s not surprising that they’d be granted one of the highest levels of access.
After taking a little peek at the Queen’s previous Ascot photographs though, it seems like she doesn’t need a tag. I mean, that would be a bit much.
Even more interestingly, Meghan Markle just appeared sans name tag at Ascot:
Ascot is notorious for the fashion police roaming the grounds, ready to tell off somebody for an exposed shoulder or inappropriate fascinator at a moment’s notice. It gets even stricter if you’re in one of the royal areas, as the brim of your hat has to be above a certain width – though the Duchess has made it work with her vast array of Kate Middleton hats.
As Kate’s technically still on maternity leave, we don’t know if she’ll actually be in attendance this year. Hopefully the new mumma gets a rare chance to let her hair down and party on with Prince William, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
(We’re sure they can find someone to watch the kids for the day.
This article originally appeared on marie claire UK.