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This year's biggest racing event has kicked off! See all the wonderful fashions in pictures at Royal Ascot 2012

One of our favourite celebrity couples, David Walliams was looking dapper in a top hat and tails while wife, Lara Stone wowed in an all-white ensemble.

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Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Another day at the races for the Queen. This time she wore a lavender hat and matching coat. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

We love the artwork on this racegoer's flamboyant hat but surely her pearl strings obscured this guest's view of the track! See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Feathered hats were definitely the order of the day! See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

With just five weeks to go until the London 2012 opening ceremony, it was apt that this racegoer wore an Olympic-inspired hat, featuring a giant wicker torch and the Olympic symbol too. Could this be our Ladies Day winner? See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

The perfect outfit for a little flutter! See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Ladies Day at Ascot 2012 produced an array of weird and wonderful hat displays including this hot pink creation worn by racing TV presenter Emma Spencer. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Orange, pink, yellow and green worn at the same time? Only at Ascot! See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Full marks for the retro-inspired hats, ladies! See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

This very apt hat raised plenty of smiles! See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Kate Middleton might have been absent from the meet but there was still plenty of her favourite colour, red. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

A very personal Jubilee tribute from one guest! See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Muted pastels were a popular choice - great for showery days. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Wow! This race goer wins in the style stakes with that impressive feather hat! See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Tapping into this season's trend for sherbet shades, Princess Haya of Jordan looked super-stylish in a boxy jacket and contrasting hot pink hat. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

The Queen attended Ladies Day at Ascot so this Jubilee-themed headpiece was right on the money. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Flying the flag for the England footie team, Ladies Day at Ascot saw all manner of creative headgear including this miniature football pitch hat with Subbuteo players poised in position. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Patriotic to a T, this racegoer worked a Fifties-style Union Jack A-line frock, matching heels, an incredibly detailed balloon hat and touted an Olympic torch accessory. 10 out of 10 for effort! See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Another trend-setter stepped stepped out in her finery yesterday: the Queen chose a flattering mint green hue as she rode in the royal carriage. With the return of antique brooches on the fashion scene too, it's top marks from us! See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Remembering that the Jubilee celebrations are continuing through the summer season, a postage stamp creation was spotted in the crowd and teamed with a contrasting Royal blue frock. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Singer Katherine Jenkins wowed the crowds recently singing at the Epsom Derby Races and returned to the racing scene yesterday at Ascot Ladies Day in a demure dove grey and blush pink floral frock. Her stylish, structured hat was far less daring than many attendees! See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Anyone for tea and cake? This racegoer chose a novelty number featuring rather tasty-looking scones, tarts and jam sandwiches. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

With a nod to traditional Dutch dress, a teatime theme began to emerge at Ascot 2012 Ladies Day with this guest wearing a structured lace hat with a teetering teapot precariously positioned! See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

The food theme continued - but this time a little more downmarket! This racegoer teamed her fur bolero with a full fry-up headdress. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Princess Beatrice embraced her patriotic side at Ascot Ladies Day in a red and white floral Erdem dress, Noel Steward hat and YSL cream stilettoes. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Sir Steve Redgrave was one of many celebrity names who joined the fun at Ascot Ladies Day. The Olympic rower was flagged by his wife Anne and their daughter Sophie. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Sir Bruce Forsyth and his wife Winnie were among the famous faces at yesterday Ascot races. Super smart in top hat and morning suit, it was Brucey's wife who stole the show in a navy graphic print dress and matching hat. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Carole Middleton followed in her daughter's Jubilee pageant footsteps, choosing a copycat colour of Kate Middleton's scarlet red ensemble. Carole was spotted in the royal box, but sadly no sign of the Duchess of Cambridge at yesterday's races. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

The nation is awash with patriotism this summer and this racegoer embraced the sentiment with a heart-shaped Union Jack headpiece. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Priness Anne turned out again for Ladies Day at Ascot choosing a summery mauve and lime floral print jacket. Her ubiquitous pearls completed a very regal look. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Princess Eugenie and Beatrice have favoured a new beret-style hat in recent outings and yesterday's appearance at Ascot was no different. It's not our favourite look of the day, but the demure muted dress wins fashion points. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Formula 1 superstar Jenson Button and his beautiful girlfriend Jessica Michibata complemented each other with their chic choice of outfits. We love Jessica's striking red dress, paired with the stark white of her netted hat. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Simon Cowell's ex-girlfriend, Jackie St Clair chose a huge purple flower hat by Ciggi at Harrods for today's races. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

This racegoer even matched her hair to her outfit, with red highlights to complement her red gloves, shoes and hat detail. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

It's not often that shoes are the main attraction at Ascot, but this royal themed pair got everyone talking. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Singer and TV personality, Robson Green, broke the Ascot code by carrying his hat instead of wearing it! No one seemed to mind though, and Robson enjoyed the day with family and friends. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Footballer, Michael Owen and wife Louise Bonsall made a very stylish couple at this year's races. Louise opted for pale pink satin and bright pink accessories, while Michael kept it traditional in his top hat and tails. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Looking every inch the English Rose, Princess Anne looked event-ready in her pastel pink and floral outfit. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

The flamboyant Strictly judge, Bruno Tonioli, looked positively plain next to his ultra glam guest! See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Another day, another chic outfit for the Queen! In her trademark long coat and boxy hat, HRH opted for powder pink for today's events. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Clutching his booklet and with a hopeful look on his face Prince Philip looks set to win today! See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Former racing driver, Eddie Jordan, enjoyed the races with his wife - another chic monochrome devotee! See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Two of the three girls from pop group Steps, Lisa Scott-Lee and Faye Tozer colour-coded their hats, both opting for a chic white number. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Princess Alexandra (right) and guest arrived in an open-top carriage to Ascot. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Opting for a 50s theme, this racegoer wasn't the only one to chose an oversized cherry headband for Ascot. We saw this this look yesterday as well! See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Peter Jones, star of TV show Dragon's Den, turned up to flutter away some of his millions on the horses at Ascot 2012. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Italian horse jockey, Frankie Dettori enjoyed the races from a spectator point of view this year. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Prince Edward cut a dashing figure in his top hat and tales at the races. With a hint of pastel, he clearly knows his spring/summer trends for this year! See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Former racing driver, Sir Jackie Stewart and wife Helen enjoyed the races together at this year's Ascot, both going for an understated look for the day. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

English model and ex-girlfriend of Prince Harry, Florence Brudenell-Bruce, chose a positively understated hat for Ascot this year. Featuring a pink box base and blue flowers and feathers, Florence looks elegant and stylish as she enjoyed the races. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

The royals always look graceful and sophisticated, and Sophie Countess of Wessex is no exception. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

This is Florence Claridge, who has attended every Ascot for the last 25 years. Each year, she wears a hat more fabulous than the last and this year was no exception! Bright pink, huge feathery petals and long black feathers were Forence's choice for 2012. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

How does Frank Lampard have time for horse racing with an important football match to play on Sunday? He seemed to enjoy the races anyway, with fiancée Christine Bleakley looking glamorous chic white and black. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Where does she get her energy? Queen Elizabeth II was out again this week for the first day of the Royal Ascot races. Dressed in head-to-toe blue, she looked delighted to be having a flutter on the horses! See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

The Queen and Prince Phillip arrived together in an open-top carriage for the first day of Ascot 2012. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Prince Phillip looked dapper in top hat and tails with just a dash of red in his jazzy tie and a yellow carnation on his lapel. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Demure and grown-up in teal blue, Princess Eugenie also arrived at Ascot races in an open-top carriage. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Looking lovely in tones of cream and grey, Camilla Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles showed some of the more outrageous racegoers how to dress for the occasion. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Zara Phillip's rugby-playing husband, Mike Tindall, opted for a classic black suit with a dash of pink to watch this year's races. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Amanda Holden looked pretty in a cream floral number and DeDe Valentine hat, keeping her look paired down - compared to other, more wild racegoers! See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Where's Princess Beatrice's hat? She broke the Ascot rules and went bare-headed at this year's Ascot races. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

One of the more sensible hats from the day, this racegoer chose pretty flowers and cream netting to top off her outfit. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Gary and Danielle Lineker wore matching monochrome outfits to watch the races from afar. Is Danielle disguising herself from photographers in her oversized sunnies? See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Flying the flag for a great British summer, this racegoer seemed to be having trouble keeping her huge Union Jack bow in place! See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

One of the more demure and elegant looks at this year's races, this guest teamed a simple ivory dress with a netted black and yellow hat, this was one of our favourite looks from the day. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

With a distinctly 17th Century feel, this lady's feather-filled hat matched her orange-hued dress to a T. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Bringing a musical note to this year's Ascot races with a record disc hat and matching bag, this race enthusiast put a lot of thought into theming her outfit for the day. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

We're not sure a leather jacket is quite right for a day at Ascot, but an oversized cherry headband hits the nail on the head for the wacky dress code seen this year. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Tame by Ascot's standards, this red white and blue creation looked almost plain compared to some of the other designs racegoers chose for today's events. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

An embellished hat and collar make this blue outfit stand out from the crowd. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

This racegoer opted for a simple monochrome outfit, finished off with a slick of red lipstick. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

One of the more eccentric hats, featuring everything from miniature Buckingham Palace guards in bearskin hats, to butterflies, hearts and mini Union Jacks - this racegoer ensured she stood out from the crowd with her special design. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Looking sophisticated in a classic dress, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his wife Princess Haya watched the races with the other royals and racegoers. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Former Olympic champion, Sally Gunnell, opted for a purple ensemble for this year's Ascot races, completing her look with nude peep-toe wedges and a pinky-hued clutch. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Australian stylist, Caroline Sieber, was never going to miss an opportunity to show Ascot how to dress for the races! In a classic white dress and minimalist (at least for Ascot) black and white hat, Caroline was one of the most on-trend racegoers from the day. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Lord of the Dance Michael Flatley and his wife Niamh dressed up in on-trend pastels for today's events. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

One of the most outlandish outfits of the day, model Anneka Tanaka-Svenska wore a caged creation, complete with a £3,000 headpiece and pink tutu. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Katie Price's reality TV competition winner, Amy Willerton, chose all-over pink for Ascot. At least she was more covered up than Katie usually is! See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

This racegoer came over all shy, preferring to showcase her flying saucer hat and striking red dress. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Princess Anne came up trumps in the style stakes at this year's Ascot races. In a dove grey skirt suit and matching accessories, she followed Ascot's new dress code to the letter. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Monochrome seemed to be the order of the day for Ascot, with many racegoers opting for simple black and white outfits. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

We're not sure what the 'V' stands for, but this guest seemed very happy with her choice of headgear for the day. Luckily, she let her hat do all the talking and kept her dress simple! See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

Getting into the spirit of the day, these two racegoers opted for simple black and off-white outfits, so they could go all-out with their hat creations. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

British fever hits Ascot! In one of the day's more simple hat designs, this lady opted to let her dress do the talking with a very British take on an elegant sundress. See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

English actress, Freya Berry picked a pink and grey palette for Ascot 2012. We're not sure her hat makes for a very easily-viewable race though! See more celebrity events

Royal Ascot 2012

Royal Ascot 2012

There is definitely a patriotic theme running through this year's Ascot races. These racegoers flew the flag for Britain in their red and blue dresses. By the look of those Champagne-heavy hats, they were looking forward to celebrating their wins later on! See more celebrity events