The Queen has arrived at Royal Ascot ahead of the Gold Cup which is due to take place at 3.45 pm today.
The Queen will be hoping her horse Estimate repeats its achievement from twelve months ago and triumphs in the race.
Having been tipped to wear pink to the annual event, the Queen instead chose a purple hat.
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In Edinburgh tonight you can hear it and feel it. The buzz, the banter of the day and the thrilling sense something big is coming tomorrow.