While white shone bright at the Buckingham State dinner earlier this month, it seems blue was the colour of choice for the royal ladies on the opening day of Royal Ascot on Tuesday, with none other than the Queen at the helm of the theme in question, wearing a light blue coat worn over a floral gown and matching Angela Kelly hat.
The weather may not have played ball for the first day of the prestigious horseracing affair, but the royals were all smiles with the Queen leading the royal carriage procession accompanied by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, who extended their stay to be able to attend after being a part of the Order of the Garter ceremony on Monday.
Royal sisters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie also rocked shades of blue.
Princess Beatrice, 30, opted for a pale blue laser-cut detailed button-up gown worn with a matching hat which featured a splash of colour from a multi-coloured tassel, while her younger sister Eugenie, 29, opted for a sleek dress with a flowing pleated skirt adding a pop of contrast with a vibrant yellow headpiece.
Zara Tindall, the daughter of Princess Anne, was also in attendance with her husband Mike and gave a nod to the colour of the day with a blue fascinator and splashes of blue on her floral gown which also featured the second most-favoured colour - blush pink!
Indeed, the royal ladies who didn't opt for blue stunned in beautiful shades of pink, with the Duchess of Cornwall, who arrived alongside her husband Prince Charles, and Prince William and Kate, wearing an elegant blush pink ensemble while the Countess of Wessex stunned in a chic pink, floral patterned look by Kiwi designer Emilia Wickstead.
Even Queen Maxima of the Netherlands was in on the theme, wearing a spectacular blush pink hat which she paired with a gorgeous summery gown and eye-catching earrings.
Meanwhile, all the royal men were as dapper as ever, sporting three-piece suits with coat tails in black and shades of grey, worn with top hats and pops of colour from some very bold ties.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge braved the rain to present an award to winning jockey James Doyle, and prime minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, whose thoroughbred Blue Point won the King's Grand Stakes.
Each year the royals bring us chic, fashion-forward looks for the iconic event, and this year is certainly shaping up to be the same! With four more days to go, we can't wait to see what else the regal royals offer up in the fashion stakes.
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