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Ascot Ladies Day: Queen looks pretty in pink among guests in dazzling outfits for most glamorous event in racing

Mirror logo Mirror 21/06/2018 Rachel Bishop
a man standing in front of a building: Racegoers arriving for day three © PA Racegoers arriving for day three The Queen looked pretty in pink as she attended Royal Ascot 2018 for Ladies Day.
a person walking down a street next to a tree: Ahead of yesterday's racing a carriage horse broke loose and went running down Ascot High Street © Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Ahead of yesterday's racing a carriage horse broke loose and went running down Ascot High Street a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Crowds have started to gather already © Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Crowds have started to gather already The day got off to a dazzling start as glam ladies and dapper gents poured into the Berkshire race course for the most glamorous day of the five-day betting bonanza.
a person wearing a hat: Punter Diana Canon shows off her Union Jack bag © Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Punter Diana Canon shows off her Union Jack bag a man wearing a hat and sunglasses: A dapper gent basks in the sunshine © Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited A dapper gent basks in the sunshine ITV presenter Charlotte Hawkins and Love Island star Olivia Attwood wowed as they arrived with thousands of other punters.
a person standing in a garden: Melanie Mar wearing a Ilda Di Vico Millinery hat © Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Melanie Mar wearing a Ilda Di Vico Millinery hat a woman wearing a hat: Around 70,000 racegoers are expected to attend Royal Ascot © Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Around 70,000 racegoers are expected to attend Royal Ascot Around 70,000 racegoers are expected to attend Royal Ascot and will be treated to the spectacle of the event's premiere race the Gold Cup.

a woman wearing a hat and smiling at the camera: Presenter Kirsty Young

Presenter Kirsty Young
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a close up of a flower: A fashionable racegoer wears a pink and yellow hat on day three

A fashionable racegoer wears a pink and yellow hat on day three
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a person wearing a hat: Princess Anne and husband Tim Laurence

Princess Anne and husband Tim Laurence
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Alexandra Burke presented trainer Wesley Ward and Jockey Joel Rosario with a trophy for winning the Norfolk Stakes with horse Shang Shang Shang.

Earlier, The Queen was joined by her son Duke of York Prince Andrew, Sir Nicholas Bacon and Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa in today's carriage procession.

a woman wearing a hat: The sisters arrive © Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited The sisters arrive Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice sat in the second carriage with the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.

Princess Eugenie turned to royal designer favourite Erdem with a £831 'Bernette' floral-print silk crepe de Chine dress.

a couple of people that are standing in the grass: The sisters have upped their style game © Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited The sisters have upped their style game Eugenie's sister Princess Beatrice, 29, also looked lovely in a monochrome number by New York designer Jonathan Simkhai .

a person standing in front of a fence: Transgender jockey Victoria Smith

Transgender jockey Victoria Smith
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a person wearing a hat: This adorable hat featured a mini bandstand in the middle surrounded by Union Jack bunting © Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited This adorable hat featured a mini bandstand in the middle surrounded by Union Jack bunting a group of people posing for the camera: A group of ladies take a selfie as they wait for the racing to begin © Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited A group of ladies take a selfie as they wait for the racing to begin In the third carriage was the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and the Earl and Countess of Snowden.

Bringing up the rear in the fourth carriage were Peter Troughton and his wife, with the Queen’s land agent Sir Marcus O’Lone and his wife Lady O’Lone.

Ladies have been showing off some beautiful outfits this year, with one woman sporting a pink and white shirt dress covered in birds and another woman showing her patriotic side with a Union Jack bag.

Security remains in force today with punters facing breathalyser tests and bag searches as organisers seek to clamp down on anti-social behaviour this year.

Ahead of yesterday's racing a carriage horse broke loose and went running down Ascot High Street.

a group of people wearing costumes: Punters will watch premiere race the Gold Cup later

Punters will watch premiere race the Gold Cup later
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A woman clashes a leopard print with a roaring tiger face with her jacket

A woman clashes a leopard print with a roaring tiger face with her jacket
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An Ascot spokesperson said the animal was "quickly caught" and was not part of the 2pm royal procession, which featured the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, and was headed by the Queen.

The Queen later watched on as her horse Seniority failed to secure top spot in the 5pm Royal Hunt Cup, with Settle for Bay running away with the title.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle joined the Queen on the first day of the huge sporting event and presented a trophy to Frankie Dettori who won the St James's Palace Stakes.

a woman standing in front of a fence: Love Island star Olivia Attwood was among thousands of punters set to pour into the race course today

Love Island star Olivia Attwood was among thousands of punters set to pour into the race course today
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a person standing in front of a curtain: Edilane Nunes From Brazil in a black and pink number © Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Edilane Nunes From Brazil in a black and pink number The Duchess wore a white Givenchy dress for her racing debut - Clare Waight Keller of the French fashion house designed her wedding gown - with a monochrome Philip Treacy hat.

They arrived with the Queen on the royal carriage procession alongside Edward and Sophie, the Earl and Countess of Wessex.

Each day members of The Royal Family will travel in Ascot Landaus from Windsor Castle to the racecourse.

This year Ascot management has scrapped the practice of roaming alcohol sellers in the stands and enlisted trained sniffer dogs to monitor attendees.

a person wearing a suit and hat: One lady shelters from the sun's rays under her huge hat

One lady shelters from the sun's rays under her huge hat
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There has also been a crackdown on beer sales and an increased stewarding presence.

Organisers also installed ‘drug amnesty boxes’ for the safe disposal of illegal substances at the popular annual event which runs until Saturday.

Ascot Racecourse Chief Executive Guy Henderson said: "The use of illegal drugs and their contribution to anti-social behaviour is a significant issue for all major events.

"This year we will continue proactively to address these challenges in order to pre-empt incidents arising from excess alcohol consumption and other anti-social behaviour."

Racing is now Britain's second largest spectator sport with the Royal meeting is expected to attract 300,000 racegoers this year, with 70,000 expected to attend Thursday's Gold Cup Day alone.

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