Members of the royal family put on their best headpieces for the horse racing at Royal Ascot as the event was held for the first time since Queen Elizabeth's death
Kate Middleton, Prince William, King Charles, Queen Camilla and more put the "royal" in Royal Ascot!
While the horse racing event was closely linked to Queen Elizabeth during her historic 70-year reign, members of the royal family carried on her legacy when the event was held for the first time since her death in September. King Charles and Queen Camilla led the Royal Procession each day in a horse-drawn carriage, joined by members of the family supporting them.
Queen Elizabeth was clearly on their minds, with Zara Tindall remembering her grandmother following a win for one of King Charles and Queen Camilla's race horses. She said, "To think how proud our grandmother the Queen would have been, but to have a winner for Charles and Camilla and keep the dream alive was incredible."
And, as always, the fashion - including the men's top hats and women's eye-catching headpieces - was a highlight of the event. Princess Kate sported her boldest Royal Ascot look ever, while Princess Anne and Queen Camilla went into their closets to recycle favorite pieces.
Check out the best photos from Royal Ascot 2023.
William and Kate made their Royal Ascot debut as the Prince and Princess of Wales on June 23, riding in a horse-drawn carriage in the Royal Procession with Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
Princess Kate wore her boldest Royal Ascot ensemble yet: a red dress by Alexander McQueen (her royal wedding dress designer!) paired with a matching hat by Philip Treacy.
King Charles arrives at the parade ring on the second day of Royal Ascot, which fell on his son Prince William's 41st birthday.
Queen Camilla and King Charles didn't miss a moment of the action on June 21, using binoculars to watch a horse race.
Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, sat with her cousin Prince William and Princess Kate during the Royal Procession carriage ride on June 23.
Princess Beatrice wore a white lace dress with floral elements paired with a matching hat.
When King Charles and Queen Camilla's horse Desert Hero won his race, Camilla was wearing a special brooch that might have been their lucky charm: the diamond pin previously belonged to Queen Elizabeth.
Dame Judi Dench and her partner, David Mills, took part in the Royal Procession on June 23.
Zara and Mike Tindall were regulars at the horse racing event - after all, she is a silver medal equestrian from the 2012 Olympics!
On June 21, Queen Camilla wore a pale pink coat dress by Anna Valentine - the same outfit that she wore to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's May 2018 royal wedding.
Sophie, the Duchess of Edinburgh sported a white silk tea dress with colorful pansy print by Suzannah London and bespoke blue hat by Jane Taylor for a day at the race with a special guest: her dad!
Zara Tindall and her mom, Princess Anne, shared a chat in the parade ring on June 21. Anne made a sustainable style statement in a blue dress that she's worn before - back in 1978!
King Charles and Queen Camilla gave a smile and wave as they entered the parade ring for the fourth day running. The Queen wore a white dress by Anna Valentine with a hat by Philip Treacy and gloves.
For day one of Royal Ascot, Zara wore a boater hat that rivaled Mike's top hat.
Sophie, the Duchess of Edinburgh was pretty in pink for day four of the races.
Andrew Lloyd Webber had a chat with Zara Tindall in the parade ring after they both rode in the Royal Procession on day two of Royal Ascot 2023.
King Charles looked dapper at his debut as monarch at the beloved horse racing event on June 20 with a top hat and umbrella.
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