Royal Ascot: Fans dress up at home for Ladies’ Day

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Amelie Cartigny

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Amelie Cartigny said she was celebrating Royal Ascot with a cup of afternoon tea on Ladies’ Day

Royal Ascot’s Ladies’ Day was held without any spectators because of coronavirus – but some of those who have missed out this year continue to dress up to watch it on TV.

Flat racing’s biggest meeting is taking place behind closed doors in Berkshire for the first time, with strict safety protocols for jockeys.

But keen racegoers have still been enjoying watching at home and have posted pictures on Twitter using the hashtags #StyledWithThanks and #hatsfromhome, while raising cash for charities.

Stradivarius, ridden by Frankie Dettori, put in a majestic performance to land a third successive Gold Cup in the feature race of the week.

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Sally Harper

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The rain in Birmingham didn’t dampen Sally Harper’s spirits as she enjoyed the racing

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Sally Harper

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Lystra Adams donned a special fascinator celebrating NHS heroes

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Tracy Rose

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Hat designer Tracy Rose, from London, said her 5ft tall hat was only slightly shorter than she is

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Claudia McDougall

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Claudia McDougall, from Newmarket in Suffolk, said she wasn’t letting Covid-19 dampen her spirits on day three

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Rachel Lambert

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Rachel Lambert donned her fascinator and enjoy a Prosecco as she watched Ladies’ Day in Cardiff

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Coworth Homes

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Staff at Coworth Homes in Devon took time out to enjoy the racing in style

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Aoife Byrne

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Aoife Byrne, from Meath, Ireland, enjoyed Royal Ascot with dog Louie, and is looking forward to going next year

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Berkshire Community Foundation shared this photo of its chief executive Gerry Lejeune “and her butler Ray in their parade ring at home”

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Nicola Stratton

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Nicola Stratton said she was taking advantage of good weather in Suffolk to watch the racing

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