Royal Ascot 2022 today: The Queen misses her horse's race as celebrities enjoy Ladies Day

ile photo dated 20-06-2019 of The Queen,who will not be at Royal Ascot on Thursday as her colt Reach For The Moon goes for gold in the Hampton Court Stakes. Issue date: Thursday June 16, 2022.
The Queen, pictured at the Ascot in 2019, was unable to attend to watch her colt race for gold. Credit: PA

Racegoers have enjoyed blazing sunshine once again as the hats and fascinators dazzled during Ladies Day at Royal Ascot 2022 day three.

Famous faces including Robert Rinder, Charlotte Hawkins and Lady Victoria Hervey have all been spotted at the event on Thursday (16 June).

But one notable figure missing was the Queen, who did not attend the event for a third day running.

This meant she didn't get to see her colt Reach For The Moon go for gold in the Hampton Court Stakes.

Reach For The Moon, missed out on being entered for the Epsom Derby, and was favourite to win the Hampton Court Stakes, with jockey Frankie Dettori taking the reins.

But it was well beaten into second place by winner Claymore, which led from the start and pulled away from Dettori.

But the monarch's absence didn't put a dampener on the day's proceedings, as racegoers showed off their most glamorous outfits.

Take a look at some of the most memorable looks below.

There is some impressive headwear on display at Royal Ascot Credit: PA
One of the colourful headpieces on display on day 3 of Royal Ascot 2022 Credit: PA
Robert Rinder with his mother Credit: PA
Lady Victoria Hervey was dressed all in white Credit: PA
Charlotte Hawkins enjoying the sun Credit: PA
Some creative colour co-ordination on Ladies Day Credit: PA
A particularly bold pink headpiece at Royal Ascot Credit: PA
A racegoer wearing a parrot themed hat Credit: PA
Even the dogs hat their best hats on Credit: PA

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