The Royalist

11.06.12

Camilla: Melbourne Makes Ascot Look Small

Royals off to the races

Charles and Camilla attended the biggest Australian horse race of the year yesterday, the $6 million Melbourne Cup, as their epic tour down under continued.

Camilla presented the Melbourne Cup to the owner of the winning horse, Green Moon. Before the race she met dignitaries in the grandstand, including Amanda Elliott, the vice chairman of the Victoria Racing Club.

According to Valentine Low of The Times, Mrs. Elliott said: “She is fabulous. We talked about horses, which she knows an awful lot about. She was absolutely delighted to be here and could not believe the crowds. She said it makes Ascot look very small.”