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Orange delight as Queen heads the style stakes

By Harriet Line

Bright, bold, and some bizarrely dressed racegoers were joined by the Queen for the most glamorous day of racing at Royal Ascot.

The 90-year-old monarch, who wore a striking orange hat and cobalt blue coat, joined throngs of spectators for Ladies' Day.

After arriving in the traditional carriage procession to cheers from the thousands of racegoers, the Queen observed horses in the parade ring and chatted to their owners and other guests.

But Sir Bruce Forsyth, who is a regular at Ladies' Day, was too frail to attend.

His wife, Lady Forsyth, who was wearing a yellow dress and jacket with a hat by Ilda Di Vico, said: "It's a very tiring day even when you're 100% well."

Boris Becker's wife Lilly was also at the races and said: "I like a little bit of betting. It's my third time here. I try to come with my husband, but I normally come with my girls."

The Princess Royal travelled in the carriage behind the queen, with Princess Eugenie in the third carriage alongside Princess Alexandra and the Duke and Duchess of Fife.

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