Queen to attend Ladies' Day

The Queen will be hoping her much-fancied horse Estimate triumphs in Royal Ascot's Gold Cup today. Her thoroughbred filly is favourite to win the prestigious race on Ladies' Day.

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Patriotic hats on display at Royal Ascot

A number of race-goers chose patriotic outfits for the first day of racing at Royal Ascot in celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

The week is always a highlight of the social and sporting calender, with the fashion states set particularly high.

One race-goer wears a hat with the Union flag and toy soldiers on it. Credit: PA Wire

Jackie St Clair, a former girlfriend of music mogul Simon Cowell, wore a headpiece made from a giant Union flag bow, created by Siggi at Harrods.

Jackie St Clair, a former girlfriend of music mogul Simon Cowell. Credit: PA Wire

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