Prince Harry joins the Queen for Royal Ascot
Prince Harry joined the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh today for the start of the Royal Ascot racing week.
The Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duke of York, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and the Countess of Wessex were also in attendance.
The Royal Meeting, held annually in the third week in June, is steeped in tradition and pageantry.
Each day begins with the Royal Procession - the arrival of The Queen and the royal party in horse-drawn landaus, which parade along the course in front of the race-goers.
The procession dates back to the 1820s and the reign of King George IV.
The centre of the meeting is the Royal Enclosure, where ladies are required to wear formal day wear and gentlemen top hats and morning dress.
The Queen takes a personal interest in proceedings on the course: she has owned 22 Royal Ascot winners.