Fashion high on agenda as the stars shine

FASHION WAS high on the agenda at Royal Ascot as stars mingled with ordinary racegoers.

Sir Mo Farah during day two of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

While Ladies Day at the Berkshire course does not take place until today, early arrivals yesterday were keen to strike a stylish note.

Racegoers put on a colourful display in dresses emblazoned with flowers, leaves and even a pineapple as they arrived for day two of the prestigious racing festival, which is a favourite with the royal family.

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Sir Mo Farah made his first appearance at Royal Ascot declaring he wanted to enjoy the racing as thousands of racegoers geared up for the start.

Other famous faces taking their places track-side included TV presenter Declan Donnelly and his pregnant wife Ali, football pundit Robbie Savage and sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher.

Sir Mo – who won four Olympic golds – looked smart in a top hat and tails as he arrived with wife Tania at the famous Berkshire race course.

Sir Mo, who presented the prizes for the first race of the day, the Queen Mary Stakes, said: “I’m just here to enjoy the racing, I haven’t been here before but I’m looking forward to it.”

His wife added: “It will be a fun day today, we will both try to enjoy it.”

Talk Show host and race horse owner Jeremy Kyle, said: “I love Ascot, it’s a good day out but it’s different. It’s all about the social aspect.”

The Queen arrived at the course in a carriage procession and among her guests in the Royal Box was the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall. Charles and Camilla presented the prizes in the aptly named Prince of Wales’s Stakes while the Earl of Wessex performed the same role in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes.