Racegoers turn out for Ladies' Day

Racegoers have flocked to Royal Ascot as Ladies' Day kicked off with the usual array of flamboyant hats and dresses.

Racegoer Larisa Katz during Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot
Racegoer Larisa Katz during Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/

The annual event is renowned for its display of the latest hat trends and this year's guests did not disappoint.

Racegoer Polly Pearce from Hampshire during Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot
Racegoer Polly Pearce from Hampshire during Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/

Racegoers' extravagance does not stop at hats with over over 51,500 bottles of Champagne, 35,000 spears of Asparagus and 2,050 kg of fresh lobster consumed last year.

Beverley Midgley-McDonald arrives during day three of the Royal Ascot meeting
Beverley Midgley-McDonald arrives during day three of the Royal Ascot meeting Credit: John Walton/PA Wire
Mimi Theobald arrives for Ladies' Day of the Royal Ascot meeting at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire.
Mimi Theobald arrives for Ladies' Day of the Royal Ascot meeting at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

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