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In Pictures: Racegoers turn on the style for Royal Ascot fashion stakes

The annual meeting is as much a social occasion as a sporting event.

Racegoers arrive for day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse (Mike Egerton/PA)
Racegoers arrive for day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse (Mike Egerton/PA)

Royal Ascot is as much a social occasion as a sporting event, and racegoers take the opportunity to turn on the style, from chic hats and summer dresses to sharp suits.

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Chase Spranklin, 10, from Florida, brings some American pizzazz to day one of Royal Ascot (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Model Jodie Kidd at the Sovereign Gate of Ascot Racecourse (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Racegoer Michael Bromley plays it cool (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Edite Ligere, from London, follows the adage ‘If you want to get ahead, get a hat’ (Adam Davy/PA)
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Some last-minute adjustments (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Lady in red Chelsey Baker (Adam Davy/PA)
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‘I’m putting on my top hat…’ (Adam Davy/PA)
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Flora MacDonald Johnston takes her inspiration from a parasol on a tropical beach (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Girl band the Tootsie Rollers are a symphony in yellow (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Rebecca Johnson’s hat is an early winner (Adam Davy/PA)
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Two-year-old Luigi is a leader in the cuteness stakes (Mike Egerton/PA)
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TV’s Kate Silverton (left) and Charlotte Hawkins (Mike Egerton/PA)

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