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March 5, 2014

The Queen joins Princess Beatrice and Eugenie for third day at Ascot

The Queen rounded off Ladies’ Day at Ascot in spectacular style when she presented an ecstatic Frankie Dettori with canada goose outlet usa the Gold Cup after the Italian jockey rode to victory canada goose outlet official on joint favourite Stradivarius.

The Queen, resplendent in pink, was joined by royals including Princess Anne, the Duke of York and his daughters Beatrice and Eugenie as she enjoyed a third day canada goose womens outlet in a row at her favourite equestrian event of the year.

There is some 7.3 million up for grabs at this year’s races, making it a bumper year, and the royals have been taking part in the betting fun despite the Countess of Wessex, dressed in a Jane Taylor London hat, losing out yesterday when three of her horses failed to come in.

Thursday began with the Royal Procession, an annual tradition that marks the start of the day’s festivities with the day culminating in the much anticipated Gold Cup, Ascot’s oldest surviving race, won by fan favourite Dettori.

The champion jockey said: ‘That’s 60 wins here, six Gold Cups and I’m only 47, in case you forget!

‘I come alive here, I love canada goose outlet online uk it. I think the crowd lifted him [Stradivarius]. The Gold Cup is the showcase of the week and to win it again, my first one for John Gosden, it’s great for the team.’

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Earlier in the day, disaster struck when a member of the royal procession suffered a nasty fall. It is not clear if he was harmed, however images show the footman appearing to get back on his feet moments later.

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They were closely followed by the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and the Earl and Countess of Snowdon in the third carriage, with the Troughton andO’Lone families in the fourth and final carriage.

The Queen made her entrance in a Stewart Parvin pink A line coat, silk dress in shades of lilac and pink and a matching hat by Rachel Trevor Morgan.

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The term Ladies Day was coined in 1823 when an anonymous poet described the Thursday of the annual meeting as ‘Ladies’ Day when the women, like angels, look sweetly divine.’

While there is no official prize on offer for best dressed lady as there is at other race meetings, ticket holders were still eager to put their best foot forward.

Birgitte, 72, is the wife of Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, a first cousin of canada goose outlet niagara falls the Queen. She wore an eye catching orange A line dress, a bottle green boater hat and a string of pearls as she joined royals in the traditional carriage procession

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With the clue in the name, Royal Ascot is hugely popular with the monarchy and Her Majesty has attended every year since ascending the throne.

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However, Zara Tindall will be a notable absentee from proceedings this year after giving birth to her second child a baby girl on Monday, while the Duchess of Cambridge is also expected to bow out, as she focuses on spending time with newborn Prince Louis.

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