Princess Beatrice Hat Ascot: Royal Ascot Party Underway

Princess Beatrice looked happy and relaxed as sister Eugenie was dressed in a pillbox hat at Royal Ascot. Although she hasn’t always won plaudits for her style, she looked stunning.

Eugenie, meanwhile, plumped for a silver pillbox hat by milliner Nerida Fraiman, which she teamed with a turquoise dress and a cream jacket.

The sisters have had a busy summer with both Beatrice and Eugenie joining the rest of the royal family at Trooping the Color last week and at the coronation celebrations the week before.

Nevertheless, they seemed to have the most fun at Ascot where they watched the racing accompanied by their father, the Duke of York.

The Queen of England, in a deep purple coat and matching hat, also looked in good spirits as she watched the racing with her eldest grandson Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn, dressed fashionably in a green dress with a large-brimmed cream hat.

However, the real surprise of the afternoon came when the Queen’s thoroughbred filly Estimate, an 80th birthday present from the Aga Khan, romped home to take the Gold Cup – much to the delight of the monarch and her two cheering granddaughters.

An ecstatic Beatrice could be seen jumping for joy as the horse thundered past to win, while Eugenie beamed as she watched the race come to a dramatic conclusion.

Later, the pair could be seen smiling and laughing as their father presented their grandmother with the gleaming gold trophy.

Also with the royal party was Princess Anne who looked wonderful in pale eau de nil silk and a matching hat.

She joined Princess Beatrice for the traditional horse-drawn parade along the Ascot racecourse, while Princess Eugenie rode with the Duke and Duchess of Argyll and the Hon. Hugo Palmer.

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