Kate Middleton and Prince William Make Their Royal Ascot Debut — Amid a Heatwave!

Kate Middleton and Prince William made their 2022 Royal Ascot debut on Friday.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge led the royal family in the carriage processional at the iconic horse race

Dressed in a top hat and tailcoat, William and Kate 

Kate also accessorized with the South-Sea pearl earrings that once belonged to Princess Diana. Diana wore the jewels on many occasions during the 1990s.

Joining Prince William, 39, and Kate, 40, in their carriage was William Vestey, the current Lord Vestey and his wife, Violet

William Vestey inherited the title when his father Samuel Vestey, who was close to Queen Elizabeth

died amid the COVID pandemic in February 2021 — just nine weeks after his wife.

In the second carriage were Prince William's cousin Peter Phillips and his new girlfriend Lindsay Wallace, 

who had made her royal debut at another famous horserace, the Derby, during Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee weekend.