Sheikha Al Jalila Is Totally Stealing The Show At Royal Ascot
At just nine years old, Sheikha Al Jalila is already a queen of style.
Like other girls her age, she goes to school, enjoys sports, and loves unicorns. But not many nine-year-olds could take on Royal Ascot and look quite as sophisticated as Sheikha Al Jalila.
The young royal is in England with her parents, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, and HRH Princess Haya, for the premier racing festival.
On the first day of the event Al Jalila wowed in a polka-dotted, sailor-inspired dress and matching fascinator, taking to the stage with her mum to accept a trophy on behalf of the Godolphin team.
The youngster continued to raise the style stakes on the second day of racing, wearing a white dress with lace detailing, a floral headpiece, and carrying a chic Chanel clutch.
Joined by her father on the trackside, the royal looked every inch the budding fashionista.
Sheikha Al Jalila is an avid horse-lover, and is clearly having a ball at the prestigious racecourse, located near Windsor Castle.
She can often be seen riding in images shared to social media by her parents.
الجليلة، عائلتك تتمنى لك في عيد ميلادك التاسع ان تكون حياتك مليئة بالسعادة، والصحة والعزيمة. ستظلين دائما صغيرتنا صاحبة القلب الحنون والمفعمة بالنشاط والحيوية. نحبك دائما Happy 9th birthday, Al Jalila! All our family wish you happiness, courage and good health always Insha Allah, you will always be our gentle, big hearted, little firework! We love you!
In fact, the whole family are keen equestrians. Princess Haya was the first woman to represent Jordan in international equestrian sport, and the only woman to win a medal in the Pan-Arab Equestrian Games.
It looks like Al Jalila is following in her mother’s footsteps – both in athletic pursuits, and style.