Berkshire

Royal Ascot: Day one in pictures

The Queen was joined by her children and grandchildren as she enjoyed a family day out on the opening day of Royal Ascot.

Thousands of racegoers braved the rain to greet a procession of royal carriages along the famous Berkshire course.

The Queen and Queen Maxima Image copyright PA
Image caption The Queen led out a royal procession including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall
The Duchess of Cambridge Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption The Duchess of Cambridge laughs as she is shielded from the rain
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Image copyright PA
Image caption The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chat to King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands
The Princess Royal (left) and Countess of Wessex during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. Image copyright PA
Image caption The Princess Royal (left) and Countess of Wessex
Crowd watching the races at Royal Ascot Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Ascot provides a welcome opportunity to turn on the style
Ladies in hats at Royal Ascot Image copyright AFP/Getty Images
Image caption The array of headwear on show is always eyecatching
Extreme headwear at Ascot Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Ascot gives milliners a chance to let their imaginations run wild
Racegoers in the Queen Anne Enclosure on day 1 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Photo opportunities are never in short supply
Man having picnic in car Image copyright PA
Image caption At Ascot the punters picnic in style
Three woman taking selfie Image copyright PA
Image caption A floral wall proved popular as a backdrop for selfies
Women at Royal Ascot Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption The chance to sit down is welcome after a long day on your feet

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