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William and Kate brave the weather to make their debut at Royal Ascot

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were in jubilant mood at Royal Ascot. Credit: PA

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge braved the weather to make their debut appearance at Royal Windsor.

It was the first time the Duchess had visited Royal Ascot - a key date in the racing and social calendar.

She wore a beige Dolce and Gabbana dress and Jane Taylor hat.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Royal Ascot. Credit: PA

The crowd cheered as the procession of the Royal Family, led the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in the first carriage, pulled into the parade ring.

Light Music - the Queen's horse - failed to win, but she does have two more horses competing in the last race of the day on Wednesday.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrive at Royal Ascot. Credit: PA

The 90-year-old monarch, wore a cyclamen pink outfit by Stewart Parvin with a hat by Angela Kelly.

Queen Elizabeth II attended the second day of Royal Ascot. Credit: PA
The Prince of Wales on day two of Royal Ascot. Credit: PA

It was feared the weather would dampen spirits, but William and Kate ditched the umbrellas during an untimely downpour.

William and Kate look on, on day two of Royal Ascot. Credit: PA

Kate also surprised racegoers by joining William to present the Duke of Cambridge Stakes trophy to the owner of Usherette - the winning horse - to Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The Duchess was not expected to be assist in awarding the trophy, but entered the parade ring with her husband to cheers and clapping.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge present owner Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum with a trophy. Credit: PA
Ant (left) and Dec presented the trophy for the Jersey Stakes. Credit: PA
One Direction's Niall Horan also attended Royal Ascot on Wednesday. Credit: PA
Eddie Jordan and wife Marie Jordan attend Royal Ascot. Credit: PA
Olympic champion cyclist turned jockey Victoria Pendleton was also at Royal Ascot. Credit: PA