Royal Ascot guests stun in fashion-forward hats & floral frocks on Day Four of the races | The Sun

THERE'S no denying that Royal Ascot is one of the most prestigious events in the sports calendar.

But besides nail-biting races, we can never get enough of the glamorous race-goers' outfits.











And this year, they've really pulled out all the stops.

For Day Four of Royal Ascot,lucky ticket-holders have arrived at the Berkshire racecourse dressed to the nines and ready to make the most of the glorious sunshine.

Every Ascot ticket-holder is required to abide by the venue's VERY strict dress-code – stating that all dresses should be a "modest length" and straps should be "once inch or greater".

But despite these style restrictions, fans have still been able to pull out all the stops.

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Florals are out in full force among the fashion-conscious guests – with Charlotte Hawkins leading the way in her blue-and-pink rose midi-length gown.

Meanwhile, others let their eye-catching hats do all the talking – including one VERY chic cherry blossom design.

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Royal Ascot was held behind closed doors in 2020, and last year limited racegoers were admitted after it was selected to take part in a Covid event research programme.

Approximately 400 helicopters and 1,000 limousines will descend on Royal Ascot with an average of 60,000 racegoers each day.

And once guests are there, they will indulge in fine dining curated by 350 chefs serving 35,000 spears of English asparagus, more than 10,000 steaks, 8,000 Cornish crabs, 7,000 rumps of English lamb, 5,000kg of salmon and 3,500 fresh lobsters throughout the week. 

On top of this, the Royal Meeting will also serve more than a quarter of a million finger sandwiches, 240,000 hand-crafted cakes, 120,000 buttermilk scones, 110,000 cups of tea, 7,000 punnets of mixed berries and 1,200kg of Cornish clotted cream.

The gates open at 10.30am each day and the first race is at 2.30pm.

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The last of the seven races on each day will be at 6.10pm.

And don't forget, at 2pm on each day of racing there will be a royal procession.

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