Royal Enclosure


The origins of the Royal Enclosure can be traced back to 1807 when an area was reserved exclusively for family, guests and the Household of King George III to view the first running of the Gold Cup. The Royal Enclosure as we know it today was established in the mid-nineteenth century when the Emperor of Russia, Nicholas I, visited Ascot for the first time as a guest of Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert. The concern raised from an impromptu descent into the Winners’ Enclosure by the Emperor, the King of Saxony and Prince Albert to examine the winner of the Queen’s Vase, prompted authorities to enclose the area in front of the Royal Stand in 1845. Excluding the Royal Stand, this area immediately became the most exclusive part of the racecourse.
*provisional date, subject to change.

If you have activated your Royal Enclosure Member Account, click here to login and view your account

If you are a current Royal Enclosure Member, please read the below information. Valid from 16/11/2023

This year, we have implemented a new online booking system for Royal Enclosure badges which, makes administration much simpler for you as Members and for the Royal Enclosure Office.

Members were informed of their new Membership number via email in November 2023. If you have not received an email containing your new Royal Enclosure Membership number, please contact the Royal Enclosure Office. Please use your new membership number to activate your account.

Please find details below on how to complete the activation of your account. This will need to be completed in advance of purchasing badges.

We look forward to welcoming you to Royal Ascot 2025.

With very best wishes
The Royal Enclosure Office

To book badges for Royal Ascot 2025, you are required to activate your account in advance.

Please note that bookings open as usual in January with the Royal Meeting taking place between 17th – 21st June

We do appreciate that not everyone is familiar with such systems and so we will maintain the very important personal service to all Members by phone and email, should you need any assistance during this transitional stage.

Activating Your Account
In order to activate your new Royal Enclosure Member account, log on and purchase badges, each Member must have a unique individual email address.

Please click here to register a unique email address, check your personal details and activate your account.

Please note, you must activate your account before you will be able to purchase Royal Enclosure badges.

For guidance on how to activate your new Royal Enclosure Member account please click here to view a helpful how-to video.

Purchasing Badges on behalf of other Members
Once your account has been activated, you will be able to link your account with other Members, should you wish to, in order to purchase badges on their behalf, or vice versa, allowing them to purchase badges on your behalf.

For guidance on how to link your account with other Members’ accounts please click here to view a helpful how-to video

Going forward, you will now be able to manage your account online via your membership profile.