Queen arrives at Royal Ascot for Ladies' Day

The Queen has arrived at Royal Ascot ahead of the Gold Cup which is due to take place at 3.45 pm today.

Queen Elizabeth II during Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot
Queen Elizabeth II during Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/

The Queen will be hoping her horse Estimate repeats its achievement from twelve months ago and triumphs in the race.

Queen Elizabeth II arrives with Autumn Phillips for day three of the Royal Ascot meeting at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire
Queen Elizabeth II arrives with Autumn Phillips for day three of the Royal Ascot meeting at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Having been tipped to wear pink to the annual event, the Queen instead chose a purple hat.

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