Glamorous race fans dress to impress as they arrive for the King George Diamond Weekend in Ascot

It was an explosion of color as race-goers kicked off the festivities this morning on the last day of the King George Diamond Weekend in Ascot – with the Duchess of Cornwall at the head of the glamor in an elegant floral dress paired with a statement hat.

Well-dressed ladies pulled out all the stops in daring dresses and flirty floral dresses, while smart gentlemen showed off their best suits on arrival at the Berkshire Racecourse.

The King George Diamond Weekend is an exciting two-day thoroughbred race meeting held annually in Ascot in July.

Camilla, 74, looked the epitome of elegance, arriving in a sophisticated lilac coat over a black and white floral dress, paired with a white and navy hat and matching shoes.

Radiant: Looking the pinnacle of elegance, Camilla arrived in a sophisticated lilac coat over a black and white floral dress, paired with a white and navy hat and matching shoes

Radiant: The Duchess of Cornwall, 74, appeared in good spirits as she arrived solo today for the prestigious two-day event

Camilla arrives at the King George Diamond Weekend at Ascot Racecourse

Radiant: The Duchess of Cornwall, 74, appeared in good spirits as she arrived solo today for the prestigious two-day event

The Queen had previously attended the race, named in honor of her parents.  However, Her Majesty, 95, is unlikely to attend this year's event after she was spotted yesterday on her way to Balmoral to begin her first summer vacation in Scotland without Prince Philip.  Pictured, Camilla arrives at the event

The Queen had previously attended the race, named in honor of her parents. However, Her Majesty, 95, is unlikely to attend this year’s event after she was spotted yesterday on her way to Balmoral to begin her first summer vacation in Scotland without Prince Philip. Pictured, Camilla arrives at the event

Here come the girls!  Well-dressed ladies pulled out all the stops in statement dresses and flirty floral dresses, while smart gentlemen showed off their best suits on arrival at the Berkshire Racecourse

Here come the girls! Well-dressed ladies pulled out all the stops in statement dresses and flirty floral dresses, while smart gentlemen showed off their best suits on arrival at the Berkshire Racecourse

The Queen had previously attended the race, named in honor of her parents. However, Her Majesty, 95, is unlikely to attend this year’s event after she was spotted yesterday on her way to Balmoral to begin her first summer vacation in Scotland without Prince Philip.

Stylish racing fans turned the famed track into a sea of ​​color today, opting for vibrant colors and bold floral prints.

Unsurprisingly, hats have been the focus of many race-goers’ outfits, with flowers, feathers, and matching accessories all seen at the racetrack today.

The dress code for guests in the exclusive King Edward VII enclosure is formal, with ladies being told to dress for ‘smart occasion’, while gentlemen must wear a jacket with collared shirt and tie.

Looks good: Stylish race fans turned the famous track into a sea of ​​colors today, opting for vibrant colors and bold floral prints

Gates open to spectators during the QIPCO King George Diamond Weekend at Ascot Racecourse

Looks good: Stylish race fans turned the famous track into a sea of ​​colors today, opting for vibrant colors and bold floral prints (pictured right)

All smiles: Unsurprisingly, hats have been the focus of many riders' outfits, with flowers, feathers and matching accessories all seen at the racetrack today

All smiles: Unsurprisingly, hats have been the focus of many riders’ outfits, with flowers, feathers and matching accessories all seen at the racetrack today

Also known as British Racing’s Summer Garden Party, the two-day festivities are built around the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes, which has been Europe’s mid-season championship race for medium-distance horses for 70 years.

A crowd of 14,000 is expected at the race meeting, following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions this week.

But despite there now being no limit on how many people can meet in England, Nick Smith, Director of Racing and Public Affairs at Ascot, expects the course to be only half full this weekend.

A blast of color!  Race-goers are pictured in the stands during the QIPCO King George Diamond Weekend at Ascot Racecourse

A blast of color! Race-goers are pictured in the stands during the QIPCO King George Diamond Weekend at Ascot Racecourse

Making a statement: Race goers wore elaborate hats when attending the event

The dress code for guests in the exclusive King Edward VII enclosure is formal, with ladies being told to wear 'smart occasion wear', while gentlemen must wear a jacket with collared shirt and tie

Making a statement: Race goers wore elaborate hats when attending the event. The dress code for guests in the exclusive King Edward VII enclosure is formal, with ladies being told to wear ‘smart occasion wear’, while gentlemen must wear a jacket with collared shirt and tie

He told Sporty life: ‘For the King George we are probably at half capacity. We’re expecting something like around 14,000 or 15,000 depending on how sales go this week.

“We’ve had a very short sales window in terms of the final confirmation restrictions that would be lifted on July 19 and we’ll actually be able to proactively market the race.

“It looks like a vintage race, and weather permitting it should be a fantastic day and we would like as many people as possible to come.”

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