Royal Ascot day one – in pictures

Day one at Royal Ascot may have been lacking the Queen – but an equine king was certainly in attendance as Baaeed once again showed his rivals a clean pair of heels and extended his unbeaten run to eight in the opening Queen Anne Stakes. We look back on the highlights from the first day at the Berkshire jamboree:

Ascot was bedecked in its Platinum Jubilee finery
Ascot was bedecked in its Platinum Jubilee finery (Adam Davy/PA)

The Countess of Wessex, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were flying the flag for the Royal family
The Countess of Wessex, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were flying the flag for the Royal family (Aaron Chown/PA)

And they had plenty to cheer as Baaeed led his own procession
And they had plenty to cheer as Baaeed led his own procession (David Davies/PA)

Hollie Doyle - the queen of the weighing room - got her name on the board with Bradsell
Hollie Doyle – the queen of the weighing room – got her name on the board with Bradsell (David Davies/PA)

James McDonald salutes the crowd after a breathtaking victory from Australian raider Nature Strip in the King's Stand Stakes
James McDonald salutes the crowd after a breathtaking victory from Australian raider Nature Strip in the King’s Stand Stakes (David Davies/PA)

It was close for 2000 Guineas hero Coroebus, but he just held on in the St James's Palace Stakes
It was close for 2000 Guineas hero Coroebus, but he just held on in the St James’s Palace Stakes (Adam Davy/PA)

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William Buick explains just how close it was to the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall
William Buick explains just how close it was to the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall (David Davies/PA)

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