Cheltenham Festival in pictures: Celebrities and royals as Camilla at racecourse for day two

Camilla has arrived at Cheltenham for day two of this year's festival. Credit: PA

The Queen Consort has arrived at Cheltenham Festival for day two of racing.

Camilla was among many who came smartly dressed despite the Jockey Club easing restrictions on what people can wear to its courses.

She wore a silk dress with a camel cashmere coat by British fashion designer Anna Valentine, paired with boots by Russell & Bromley.

The royal also sported a camel hat and a silver brooch which belonged to the late Queen and features a galloping horse and rider to the Gloucestershire event on Wednesday, traditionally known as Ladies’ Day.

Camilla worse a horse racing brooch on day two of Cheltenham Festival Credit: PA

Camilla, honorary member of the Jockey Club, arrived at the packed site by car and was met by Edward Gillespie, the lord-lieutenant of Gloucestershire.

She was introduced to Oli Christie, the deputy lord-lieutenant, as well as racecourse chairman Martin St Quinton and racecourse chief executive Ian Renton.

Camilla, The Queen Consort, on day two of Cheltenham Festival Credit: PA

After walking to the Princess Royal Stand, Camilla went into the royal box to watch the races.

Later she will visit the paddock and view the racehorses ahead of The Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at 3.30pm.

The late Queen Mother was a keen supporter of N

National Hunt racing and the race was renamed in her honour to mark her 80th birthday in 1980. She presented the trophy each season until her death in 2002.

The Queen Consort sheltering from the rain at Cheltenham Credit: PA

This year Camilla will present the trophy to the winning owner, jockey and trainer of the race – the championship event for two mile chasers – in the winner’s enclosure.

As the Duchess of Cornwall, she was associated with several equine charities including the British Equestrian Federation, the Brooke Hospital for Animals and Ebony Horse Club.

The event is always popular with the royals, with Princess Anne and Zara Tindall attending the opening day of this year's festival.

Celebrities are often spotted at the event too with Harry Redknapp, Carol Vorderman and Josie Gibson all seen today.

Carol Vorderman has been at the festival on both day one and day two Credit: PA

The racing event is run by The Jockey Club and is Britain’s third biggest sporting event in terms of attendance.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to flock to Cheltenham for the four-day racing festival, which will finish with the Gold Cup on Friday.

Chris Kamara poses for a photo with a member of the racecourse staff on day two of the Cheltenham Festival Credit: PA

But race-goers are being urged to pack their umbrellas, with the Met Office weather forecast saying rain due to hit Cheltenham Racecourse today.

Before this year, there was no formal dress code for Cheltenham Festival – with people instead told to dress appropriately for the weather.

However, the Jockey Club has now issued guidance urging people to come “dressed to feel your best”, whether that be in a sweatshirt and jeans or a glamorous dress and high heels.