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Ascot singalong: time warp or true Brits at play?


ascot.jpgIt certainly must rank as one of the most bizarre sights of the British summer season — a bunch of boozy racegoers bellowing out the chorus to “I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts.”

For the Royal Ascot meeting ends every evening with race fans congregating around the bandstand for a roustabout singalong with the band of the Welsh Guards.

Standing there in the sunshine on the opening day of the Royal meeting on Tuesday, I couldn’t help shaking my head in disbelief.

Complimentary Union Jacks were handed out to everyone. Royal Ascot songbooks were then issued so that the crowd could all join in and lustily bellow out “Keep right on to the end of the road.”