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Did you guess the Queen's outfit?

Royal Ascot punters were counting their losses after many failed to guess the colour of the Queen's hat. The monarch wore a lilac hat as she processed along the famous course in a carriage with the Duke of York and her grandson Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn.

Trying to pick the hue of the monarch's headgear is a tradition at the famous Berkshire meet where fashion is just as important as the spectacle of horse racing. Earlier in the day the colour blue was the hot favourite with many bookmakers closely followed by yellow.

But William Hill and Coral stopped taking bets after suspicions were raised by a number of large punts on the colours grey and silver. The Queen's lilac outfit was by Angela Kelly, and consisted of a silk print dress with a floral design, double breasted coat and a matching hat.

The Queen at Ladies' Day

The Queen and members of the Royal family have arrived at Ascot on Ladies' Day head of the Gold Cup race. It's due to take place at 3.45 pm.

Queen Elizabeth II arrives with Autumn Phillips for day three of the Royal Ascot meeting
Queen Elizabeth II arrives with Autumn Phillips for day three of the Royal Ascot meeting Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire
The Royal Procession makes its way down the course
The Royal Procession makes its way down the course Credit: John Walton/PA Wire
The Royals at Ascot
The Royals at Ascot Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

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Forget the frocks, it's the year of the hat

Celebrities and racegoers have turned out for Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot, and this year they're dressed to impress.

Sir Bruce and Lady Forsyth during Ladies' Day of the Royal Ascot meeting
Sir Bruce and Lady Forsyth during Ladies' Day of the Royal Ascot meeting Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Victoria Pendleton during Ladies' Day of the Royal Ascot meeting
Victoria Pendleton during Ladies' Day of the Royal Ascot meeting Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Hat designer Tracy Rose during Ladies' Day of the Royal Ascot meeting
Hat designer Tracy Rose during Ladies' Day of the Royal Ascot meeting Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
A female racegoer at Ladies' Day of the Royal Ascot meeting
A female racegoer at Ladies' Day of the Royal Ascot meeting Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
A female racegoer at Ladies' Day of the Royal Ascot meeting
A female racegoer at Ladies' Day of the Royal Ascot meeting Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
A female racegoer at Ladies' Day of the Royal Ascot meeting
A female racegoer at Ladies' Day of the Royal Ascot meeting Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

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