Saturday 26 May 2018

Royal Ascot returns and that can only mean one thing...so has the Philip Treacy fascinator

Queen Elizabeth II and Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall
Queen Elizabeth II and Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall
Katherine Jenkins arrives in a tangerine dress and Philip Treacy fascinator
Princess Eugenie (L) and Princess Beatrice attend day one of Royal Ascot
Isabell Kristensen
Katherine Jenkins arrives for day one of the Royal Ascot meeting at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 18, 2013. See PA story RACING Ascot. Photo credit should read: Tim Ireland/PA Wire.

Forget the racing, as usual, it's all about the fashion - the Irish designer is once again the most in-demand man in millinery.

Queen Elizabeth led the royals accompanies by Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, at the head of a procession which travelled along the course past stands packed with punters.

Among the famous faces at the Berkshire racecourse were opera singer Katherine Jenkins, Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and BBC sports presenter Gary Lineker.

Jenkins said she was attracted to the glamorous side of the event: "I love Royal Ascot, it's just so old-fashioned – old-fashioned glamour, old-fashioned traditions." The star wore a bright orange and pink hat by popular Irish milliner Philip Treacy and a matching dress. She added: "I would wear a hat every day if I could." The queen's horse Estimate will run in the Gold Cup tomorrow and is a favourite with some bookmakers.

A victory in the race would be a boost for the queen who will attend without the Duke of Edinburgh, who is convalescing at Windsor Castle after abdominal surgery.

 

Danielle Lineker, Katherine Jenkins and Aishwarya Rai led in the style stakes at Ascot
Danielle Lineker, Katherine Jenkins and Aishwarya Rai led in the style stakes at Ascot
Danielle Lineker, Bruno Tonioli and Jackie St Clair watch the racing as they attend Day 1 of Royal Ascot
Katherine Jenkins
Danielle Lineker
Aishwarya Rai
Queen Elizabeth II attends day one of Royal Ascot
Ana Mackintosh
Laura Pilotte
Racegoers look on during day one of Royal Ascot
Racegoers pose during day one of Royal Ascot
Camilla Duchess of Cornwall
Jackie St Claire
Tracey Rose
Carla Germaine
Princess Michael of Kent and Prince Michael of Kent
Emma Spencer
Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford
Princess Eugenie of York and Queen Elizabeth II
Princess Eugenie of York
Queen Masenate Mohato Seeiso of Lesotho and King Letsie III of Lesotho
Lady Helen Taylor and Princess Beatrice of York attend Day 1 of Royal Ascot
Katherine Jenkins cheers as she watches the racing
Katherine looks stunning in her multi-coloured Philip Treacy fascinator
Danielle Lineker and Gary Lineker

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