This week, the royal family stepped out for Britain’s most popular horse racing event: the 2022 Royal Ascot. Although they attend the race every year, we never noticed the hidden meaning behind their grand entrance…until now.
During the procession, the family was escorted across the lawn via horse-drawn carriage. If you noticed that the forward-facing seats are usually occupied by noteworthy royals—like Camilla Parker Bowles and Princess Anne—you should know there are not one, but two reasons for the strategic location.
As Hello! magazine points out, they’re purposely placed in the back seats because they 1. offer the best view of the crowds and 2. allow for photographers to easily capture photos.