Kelly Brook leads style stakes at first day of Royal Ascot

Kelly Brook leads style stakes at first day of Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot revellers were in high-spirits on Tuesday afternoon following a day of fun and frivolity at the races.

Racegoers were snapped sipping on beer, wine and bottle of Champagne as the action got underway at the five-day meeting – the jewel in the crown of the British racing season.

The racing festival got off to a glamorous start, with women arriving at the Berkshire course in a vibrant burst of floral summer frocks, brightly-coloured jumpsuits and outlandish hats.   

However by the end of the day carefully-coiffed updos had started to slip, dresses had begun to look a little lopsided and painful high heels had been kicked off in favour of flats and bare feet.

A handful of women appeared to be in particularly good moods and were spotted showing off their dance moves in the middle of a crowded enclosure. 

This year organisers have introduced new measures to help prevent the racing festival from spiralling out of control.  

Dance like no one’s watching! Two girlfriends were snapped joking around following a day of celebrations at the races

Ready to party! The women looked to be having a fabulous time at the races. Right, it was Pimms o’clock for one woman

Getting comfortable: By the end of the day women had kicked off painful high heels in favour of bare feet and flats

High spirits: Women were spotted sharing a joke, left. Right, another glamorous racegoers descends into giggles

Racegoers faced breathalyser tests and a team of sniffer dogs at the gate. There is also a crackdown on beer sales and an increased stewarding presence.

An ugly brawl broke out at a Saturday race meeting at the track in May, putting a spotlight on the increasing use of recreational drugs and excessive drinking at racecourses.

One of the biggest changes that racegoers will notice at the royal meeting is the absence of ‘beer hawkers’ — staff carrying beer on their backs to sell in the crowds.  

Other new measures in the ‘behavioural management’ plan include an increase in the high-visibility response team to more than 100 stewards, and more specialist incident spotters.

More than 20 sniffer dogs will also patrol the Berkshire course, which is expected to attract more than 300,000 people in the week.

In an unprecedented move, the sniffer dogs will be seen near the toilets, in an effort to reduce recreational drug use.

The Queen, 92, was joined by her grandson Prince Harry, 33, and his wife the Duchess of Sussex, 36, as the royals turned out in force for the first day of the action in Berkshire.

Football fan: Kelly Brook donned an England World Cup hat as she arrived for the start of the five-day racing spectacle

Floral fantasies: An enormous bloom was the perfect finishing touch to this look. Making a statement in hot pink, right 

Cheers! Racegoers started the celebrations early as they toasted to the start of the racing festival with glasses of bubbles

Rainbow dream: Multi-coloured prints and retro hairstyles gave this group of women a playful 1940s feel

Say it with flowers: Magazine editor Martha Ward, left, and this pink lady, right, both had very different takes on florals

Settling in: Buckets of sparking wine, crates of beer and bottles of spirits were on the go as racegoers arrived on Tuesday

TV queens: Kate Garraway looked stylish in a jumpsuit by Phase Eight. Right, Charlotte Hawkins in a dress by Suzannah

Classic elegance: This group strode into the racecourse in pastel frocks, matching clutches and ladylike gloves

Meghan makes her Ascot debut: Duchess and Harry join Edward and Sophie in a carriage while the Queen arrives with Princess Anne

Meghan stole the show in a stunning monochrome ensemble as the royals turned out in force for the first day of Royal Ascot.

Meghan, 36, joined her husband Prince Harry, 33, and his grandmother the Queen, 92, for the traditional carriage procession that signals the start of the five-day racing spectacle in Berkshire.

She rode in a carriage alongside Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex as she made her first ever appearance at Ascot this morning.

The Duchess of Sussex looked elegant in a white Givenchy dress and black and white fascinator as she joined Prince Harry at Ascot today 

Meghan looked to be in high spirits as she joined the Queen and other senior royals at the Royal Ascot in Berkshire 

The Queen opted for a vibrant yellow for the first day of Ascot as she was joined by Princess Anne in her carriage during the traditional procession 

The monarch’s granddaughters, Princess Beatrice, 29, left, and Princess Eugenie, 28, right, followed in a separate carriage.

The Duchess opted for another ensemble by her wedding designer Givenchy, along with a co-ordinating fascinator by Philip Treacy.

The Queen meanwhile wore a bright yellow ensemble as she arrived at Ascot with daughter Princess Anne.

The monarch’s granddaughters, Princess Beatrice, 29, and Princess Eugenie, 28, followed in a separate carriage.

The royal arrival came just minutes after it was revealed that Zara and Mike Tindall had welcomed their second child, a baby girl, making the Queen a great-grandmother for the seventh time.

Princess Anne, and the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall also attended, as did Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.  

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will later present the trophy to the winner of the St James’s Palace Stakes. 

Model Kelly Brook made an entrance in a playful red and white England World Cup themed hat, adorned with a miniature Bobby Moore. 

She paired the eye-catching creation with a figure-hugging red dress with Bardot-style neckline.

Getting the party started! It was already Pimms o’clock for some racegoers as they bought themselves a drink after arriving

Pretty in pastels: Sherbert-coloured shares of pink, yellow and purple were all on display as Royal Ascot attendees arrived

Familiar face: Horse racing pundit John McCririck donned a vibrant waistcoat as he arrived at Ascot with his wife Jenny

Extra checks: Sniffer dogs were used at the entrance to the racecourse as security measures were stepped up for the event

Raising the stakes: A towering feathered hat is easily seen in the crowd, left. Right, playful in pink and red

That’s one way to make an entrance! Racegoers arrive by horse and carriage for the first day of the racing spectacle

Royal Ascot racegoers face stricter security measures 

Royal Ascot racegoers faced breathalyser tests and a team of sniffer dogs at the gates as organisers sought to clamp down on anti-social behaviour.

There will also be a crackdown on beer sales and an increased stewarding presence.

An ugly brawl broke out at a Saturday race meeting at the track in May, putting a spotlight on the increasing use of recreational drugs and excessive drinking at racecourses.

One of the biggest changes that racegoers will notice at the royal meeting is the absence of ‘beer hawkers’ — staff carrying beer on their backs to sell in the crowds.  

Other new measures in the ‘behavioural management’ plan include an increase in the high-visibility response team to more than 100 stewards, and more specialist incident spotters.

More than 20 sniffer dogs will also patrol the Berkshire course, which is expected to attract more than 300,000 people in the week.

In an unprecedented move, the sniffer dogs will be seen near the toilets, in an effort to reduce recreational drug use.

Other famous faces included presenters Charlotte Hawkins, who wore a dress by Suzannah, and Kate Garraway, who looked stylish in a white and blush pink jumpsuit by Phase Eight. 

Floral print, modest hemlines and eye-catching hats were the order of the day for many, while a more relaxed dress code for the Windsor enclosure means strapless dresses were on show for the first time. 

However eagle-eyed organisers were on the look out for men daring to step in without socks – an increasingly popular trend that has been banned from this year’s event.  

Civilised affair: Well-heeled racegoers sat down at picnic tables with bottles of bubbly as they settled in for a day of fun

Elegant arrivals: Lizzy Cundy, left, opted for an off-the-shoulder white frock. Right, fashion editor Flora Johnston

Ladies in red: Breathtaking evening gowns in shades of red and pink perfectly complimented each other

Setting up: Boxes of Corona, Fosters and Heineken meant racegoers had plenty of choice when it came to beer

Summer style: Wedges, classic pumps and on-trend strappy sandals were all on show at the racing festival on Tuesday

Practising their poses (l-r): Emily Blackwell, Elle Clancy, Georgie Clarke, Georgia Harrison and Leonie Atlanta

Standing out from the crowd: A pink tiered creation was a lovely feminine choice, left. Right, a racegoer in a graphic print

Pop of colour: A vibrant pink hat tops off a stylish black and floral outfit. Right, a stylish reveller in black and white polka dots 

Rubbing shoulders: Lizzy Cundy and Kate Garraway, left. Right, racegoers show off polka dot dresses and chic separates 

Popping bottles: Champagne was on the go in the Bollinger tent as three dapper gentlemen shared a toast 

Ready for the action: A dapper-looking gentleman rests his top hat on the fence, ready for the races to begin

Quirky touches: Former glamour model Jackie St Clair, left, and Soprano and Ascot ambassador Natalie Rushdie

Strike a pose! The model beamed as she showcased her red and white hat, which she wore with an off-the-shoulder dress

Bold and beautiful: A teal satin frock and over-the-top hat made sure this woman stood out from the crowd at Ascot

Here come the girls! The five-day racing spectacle gives racegoers the chance to show off some of their best looks

Polished presenters: Kate Garraway, left, and Charlotte Hawkins, right, were among the stars at day one of Royal Ascot

Delicate design: This complicated floral hat is made up of tiny white blooms interspersed with leaves on rings of twigs

Flower power! Flowers featured on dozens of different hats, either as added details, left, or as the entire look, right

Fabulous: Red nails and a strong red lip added to the drama of this bold black and white look at the entrance to Ascot

Monochrome… or bold colours? Both were big hat trends at Ascot this year, with women looking to outdo each other

Fabulous in feathers: More is more when it comes to this outrageous creation, paired perfectly with sparkly sunglasses

Sleek and sophisticated: ITV Presenter Francesca Cumani, left, in navy and cream. Right, a woman in classic black and white

Butterfly effect: As a bespoke milliner, it is of little surprise Nataliya Tutus went larger than life for her own creation

Girls’ day out! A group of glamorous women stole the show in elegant summer dresses and chic skirt and blouse combos 

Finishing touches: Cassandra Hudson straightens Henry Wisebecker’s tie as they make their way into the racecourse

Pink petals: Hats, left, dresses and shoes, right, were all adorned with flowers as women got into the spirit of summer

Day out: Groups of friends dressed to the nines as they arrived for the start of the action at the Berkshire racecourse

Classic combinations: White and red, left, and white and black, right, gave these women sleek looks for the five-day event

Last once over… This group of girlfriends helped each other on with their candy-coloured hats just moments before entering

…. And it’s showtime! Moments later the women were ready to make their entrance in their carefully co-ordinated looks

Picnic with Prosecco: Smiles across their faces, these women looked ready for the day with their glasses of bubbles 

Pink perfection: Whether it was the palest shade, left, or floral touches, right, pink was a popular colour choice

Splash of colour: Retro girlband The Tootsie Rollers co-ordinated in bright primary colours and rainbow metallics

Patriotic: Strings of Union flag bunting added to the festival feeling inside the racecourse itself

High-class picnic: With pot plants, a Champagne bar and solid wood furniture, this enclosure remained the picture of class 

Racegoers faced breathalyser tests and a team of sniffer dogs at the gates as organisers seek to clamp down on anti-social behaviour.

There will also be a crackdown on beer sales and an increased stewarding presence.

An ugly brawl broke out at a Saturday race meeting at the track in May, putting a spotlight on the increasing use of recreational drugs and excessive drinking at racecourses.  

Sniffer dogs were also seen at work in the parade ring before the action got underway.

Bright and beautiful: Whether it was patterns, left, neutrals, centre, or pop colours, right, women dressed to impress

Clash of colour! Yellows, pinks and patterned florals were all on display as a group of friends enjoyed a glass of bubbles 

True blue: Milliner Maria Zherebtsova, left, paired blue with neutral. Right, presenter Francesca Cumani opted for all navy

Plenty to smile about! Glass in hand and snacks at the ready, these women were certainly ready for a day at the races

Dapper: Pin-striped shirts and brightly-coloured ties meant the men weren’t left behind when it came to the style stakes

Making an entrance: Co-ordinated couples (left) posed for selfies (right) as they made their way into the grounds

Glamorous: Floral print, modest hemlines and eye-catching hats were the order of the day for many

Dapper gentlemen: Smartly dressed racegoers arrive for day one of Royal Ascot at the Berkshire racecourse on Tuesday

Ready for the action: Glamorous racegoers descended on Ascot train station in their dozens on Tuesday morning

Taking a break: Comfortable rattan garden furniture gave guests a place to soak up the atmosphere

Daring to bare: A relaxed dress code in the Windsor Enclosure means women can wear off-the-shoulder styles, pictured 

And away they go! This stylish snap shows two punters taking in the action on the track at the Berkshire racecourse 

Heightened security: Police patrolled the gates as revellers arrived for the first day of the action at the Berkshire racecourse

Bag search: Even the smallest of handbags was examined by security staff as revellers made their way inside

Smile! This glamorous group of women stopped to snap a photo with the armed police officers on their way into Ascot 

Extra checks: Organisers have stepped up security at Ascot following a fight at a meet at the course last month

Taking a closer look: One man dressed in a morning suit looks down at the sniffer dog as he checks out the arrivals

Stringent: Sniffer dogs were present at the entrance to the racecourse and will also be positioned outside of the bathrooms

Taking their tickets: Despite the increased security, racegoers appeared in good spirits as they arrived at the races

Making the journey: Two women are snapped on the London Underground as they make their way to Royal Ascot

The excitement builds: Signposting and Union flag bunting marked the way between the station and the racecourse

Security checks: Police and dog handlers find a minute to chat during their patrols of the Berkshire racecourse on Tuesday

Stricter security measures have been introduced as organisers seek to clamp down on anti-social behaviour

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