The sun is out and the racegoers seem excited as the 2012 Royal Ascot meeting takes place. The opening day sees unbeaten Frankel put his record on the line in the Queen Anne Stakes
The Queen, celebrating her Diamond Jubilee, arrives at the racecourse on Tuesday. Ascot is a particular highlight in her social calendar
A footballer without a club at the moment, Michael Owen, also attends. The former Manchester United striker has more time to look after his horses at the moment
Frankel, ridden by Tom Queally, eases to his 11th straight victory in the Queen Anne Stakes, and maintains his unbeaten record to enhance his reputation as the best horse in the world
Princess Haya of Jordan is presented with her owner's trophy by injured soldiers Capt David Wiseman (left with flat cap) Capt Francis Atkinson (second from Left) and Pte Jaco van Gass (second from right) during day two of the 2012 Royal Ascot meeting
Frankie Dettori attends day two of Royal Ascot
Racegoers during the final race on day two of the 2012 Royal Ascot meeting
Racegoers watch horses in the parade ring during day two of the 2012 Royal Ascot meeting
Princess Anne presents the Prince of Wales Stakes trophy to Derrick Smith during day two of the 2012 Royal Ascot meeting
Jessica Michibata and Jenson Button during day two of the 2012 Royal Ascot meeting
Odds-on favourite So You Think [left] powered clear of the Queen's horse Carlton House to win Wednesday's Prince of Wales's Stakes
Of course, day three of Royal Ascot is traditionally Ladies' Day. As always the female fans brought a touch of glamour to the Berkshire course.
Plenty of celebrities were again spotted in the stands - singer Katherine Jenkins poses for the cameras.
However, the essential handbag item this year was a brolly, as grey skies gathered over Royal Ascot.
But the wet weather failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the Queen, who arrived to see her horse Momentary run in the Ribblesdale Stakes.
National pride was clearly a prominent theme in the Ladies' Day hats - this lady's millinery masterpiece depicting England's forthcoming Euro 2012 tie against Italy.
While another racegoer was aiming for a gold medal with her Olympic-inspired creation.
Ascot legend Frankie Dettori, celebrating with his trademark jump-off following his Gold Cup triumph on Colour Vision, proved a popular winner.
The final day of Royal Ascot was all about Black Caviar's bid for a 22nd consecutive victory - and the Wonder from Down Under, near left, did not disappoint as she won the Golden Jubilee Stakes in a thrilling race
Black Caviar was cheered on by thousands of travelling fans from her homeland in Australia
Black Caviar's victory was also particularly sweet for some of her owners, who travelled over from Australia to watch her in action