Queen Camilla Joined By Special Guests On Opening Day Of Royal Ascot

King Charles and Queen Camilla waved to the crowds as they arrived at the opening day of Royal Ascot.

The avid racing fans were spotted donning beaming smiles as they joined racegoers at the prestigious sporting event.

John Warren, the King and Queen’s racing and bloodstock adviser told the PA news agency: “We are hopeful the King and Queen will race through the week and they will be very much following their runners.

“They are really very much looking forward to a wonderful week’s racing, which is tremendous. Everyone is excited by their participation and the fact they are really engaged and looking forward to it.

“The King understands the bigger picture. He is more than interested in racing. It is something he’d heard in osmosis all his life. What with the Queen’s enthusiasm, racing is lucky to have two great advocates, people who are engaged in the sport we all love.”

Frankie Dettori, the iconic Ascot jokey, is appearing for the final time before his retirement.

He is riding in the famous royal purple and scarlet to honour the King and Queen as he “would love nothing better”, he added.

Princess Anne also arrived by carriage on day one of the famous event. Joining the Royal Family are Zara and Mike Tindal, who have been photographed looking dapper in their fascinator and top hat.

King Charles was seen greeting his niece with a kiss and they met up at the parade ring.