Belfast Telegraph

Queen greeted by an array of colourful hats on Ascot visit

By Tony Jones

Royal Ascot racegoers galloped past the winning post in the fashion stakes as Ladies' Day saw a sea of weird and wonderful hats.

Nothing was too outlandish for some of the female guests, who wore everything from jungle scenes to bottles of champagne and even a lobster on their heads.

The famous meet, attended by the Queen every year, attracts the best jockeys and trainers in racing and fans of the sport from all walks of life who enjoy the fashion.

The Queen made her entrance to Royal Ascot in the lead carriage of a procession and wore a Stewart Parvin pink A-line coat, silk dress in shades of lilac and pink and a matching hat by Rachel Trevor-Morgan.

Joining the Queen in the royal box were the Duke of York and his daughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and the Princess Royal with her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.

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