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All the times the Queen had a right royal hoot at Ascot

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Seeing as she leads the royal procession every year, the Queen is no stranger to the horse races at Royal Ascot.

In fact, Her Majesty has been a lover of horses since she was a child and also breeds and owns several thoroughbred horses that compete at the prestigious event.

Now, as we prepare for yet another week of fashion, frivolity and fascinators at 2019’s Royal Ascot, we’ve taken a look back through the years of Queenie celebrating at the prestigious event – and revelled at her cutest, smiliest moments.

Keep scrolling as we take a look back on all the times the Queen nailed racecourse fashion.

The Queen at Royal Ascot in 1957

Lizzie was still fairly new at being Queen back in 1957 but she and Prince Phillip look totally at ease.

The Queen at Royal Ascot in 1968

To be fair, this vintage pic from 1968 of the Queen, Prince Phillip and a fresh-faced Prince Charles would put a smile on our face too.

The Queen at Royal Ascot in 1970

‘Orange you glad to see me?’ At least, that’s what we assume the Queen was saying to herself at Royal Ascot 1970.

The Queen at Royal Ascot in 1979

Her Royal Highness The Horse Whisperer worked her magic in 1979.

The Queen at Royal Ascot in 1987

1987: a year of big hair and big smiles.

The Queen at Royal Ascot in 1989

Even in a sea of hats at race day in 1989, you can see those pearly whites from a mile away.

The Queen at Royal Ascot in 1996

Lizzie keeps an eagle on eye on her horses at Royal Ascot in 1996.

The Queen at Royal Ascot in 2005

The Queen and her husband had a jolly good laugh in 2005, looks like the guy at the back could do with one too.

The Queen at Royal Ascot in 2006

Grinning in green in 2006.

The Queen at Royal Ascot in 2011

Queenie certainly wasn’t feeling blue in 2011, just a couple of months after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding.

The Queen at Royal Ascot in 2012

It was all smiles in the sunshine for race day in 2012.

The Queen at Royal Ascot in 2015

Wonder what made Lizzie burst out laughing at Royal Ascot 2015?

The Queen at Royal Ascot in 2015

She was probably relieved she and the jockeys didn’t wear the same colour.

The Queen at Royal Ascot 2017

A sunny smile for a sunny outfit in 2017.

The Queen at Royal Ascot 2017

One does love a giggle!

The Queen at Royal Ascot 2017

We’d look like this if we had a winning horse too.

The Queen at Royal Ascot 2017

We’re assuming Her Majesty was checking out some interesting hats on display.

The Queen and Prince Phillip at Royal Ascot 2017

After 70 years of marriage, these two are still smiling.

The Queen at Royal Ascot 2018

The Queen has a laugh with one of the jockeys at Royal Ascot 2018.

The Queen at Royal Ascot 2018

At 92, Her Majesty is quite literally glowing!

The Queen at Royal Ascot in 2018

Pretty in pink with her son Prince Andrew, Duke of York, at Ladies’ Day 2018.

The Queen royal ascot in 2018

Adding a touch of zest, the Queen’s lime green outfit on day four of the festivities in 2018 was as radiant as her smile!

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