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Prince William and Princess Kate join Princess Beatrice at Royal Ascot - best photos

The Prince and Princess of Wales made their first appearance at the Berkshire races


Princess Kate and Prince William at Ascot© Getty
Danielle Stacey
Online Royal CorrespondentLondon
Updated: June 23, 2023
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The Prince and Princess of Wales were greeted with a huge cheer from the crowds as they joined the King and Queen on day four of Royal Ascot.

William and Kate rode in the royal procession as they arrived at the racecourse, sharing a carriage with William's cousin, Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

Princess Kate looked beautiful in a red Alexander McQueen dress with a matching Philip Treacy hat. She wore her brunette locks in a side bun and accessorised with statement earrings from French brand, Sezane. 

See William and Kate's entrance at Royal Ascot in the clip below...

WATCH: Princess Kate and Prince William arrive to huge cheers at Royal Ascot

During their outing, the couple presented the trophy to the winner of the Coronation Cup stakes. 

William and Kate presented the trophy to the owners of winning horse Shaquille© Getty
William and Kate presented the trophy to the owners of winning horse Shaquille

They also made sure to congratulate jockey Oisin Murphy, following his victory with the winning horse, Shaquille. 

Princess Kate shakes hand with jockey Oisin Murphy following his win with Shaquille © Getty Images
The royal couple congratulated jockey Oisin Murphy on his win with Shaquille

Their outing comes just days after William celebrated his 41st birthday, with King Charles leading the birthday tributes to his eldest son and heir.

King Charles and Queen Camilla led the procession and were joined by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire in their carriage. 

Charles and Camilla in carriage on day four of Royal Ascot© Getty
Camilla looked lovely in white

Also joining the procession were the Duchess of Edinburgh, the Earl of Caledon and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent in the third carriage, and Dame Judi Dench, David Mills, and William and Sarah Farish in the fourth carriage. 

The Duchess od Edinburgh waving alongside Princess Michael of Kent on day four of Royal Ascot© Chris Jackson
Sophie shared a carriage with Princess Michael of Kent

Sophie opted for a pale pink Suzannah London dress with a disc-shaped hat by Jane Taylor. 

Princess Kate and Duchess Sophie shared a laugh or two© Getty
Princess Kate and Duchess Sophie shared a laugh or two

Duchess Sophie and Princess Kate shared a few laughs throughout the day as they chatted while watching the races. 

Prince William and Princess Kate riding in the carriage together on day four of Royal Ascot © Getty
Kate looked stunning in red

Royal watchers had been eagerly anticipating an appearance from the Prince and Princess of Wales all week after the pair missed the opening day on Tuesday. 

Princess Kate smiling widely wearing Sezane earrings to Ascot© Getty
Princess Kate wore Sezane earrings to Ascot
Kate stunned in an all red ensemble© Getty
Kate carried a vintage Hermes clutch
Princess Kate in red and Princess Beatrice in lace florals, Royal Ascot© Getty
Kate and Beatrice wowed us with their Royal Ascot looks

Meanwhile, Princess Beatrice looked lovely in a floral and lace Monique Lhuillier dress, accessorising with a cream hat and a matching clutch. 

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi © Getty
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi arrive by carriage during day four of Royal Ascot
Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Princess Beatrice watch the action from the royal box at Royal Ascot© Getty
Edo and Beatrice watch the action from the royal box

Among the first to arrive at the racecourse was Princess Alexandra's granddaughter, Flora Vesterberg, and her husband, Timothy. The art historian and creator, 28, looked lovely in chiffon and lace ensemble.

 Timothy Vesterberg (L) and Flora Vesterberg, Royal Ascot© Getty
Flora Vesterberg and her husband, Timothy

HELLO! takes a look at other Royal Ascot highlights from this week.... 

The King and Queen's first Royal Ascot winner

King Charles III and Queen Camilla celebrate after the King's horse, Desert Hero wins at Ascot© Getty
Charles and Camilla celebrate after the King's horse, Desert Hero wins at Ascot

Charles appeared to shed tears when he saw his first Royal Ascot winner triumph on Thursday. 

The King and Queen looked emotional as they watched their horse, a thoroughbred called Desert Hero, race to victory in the King George V stakes.

The King's niece, Zara Tindall, who joined him in the royal box, said of her uncle's win: "It's bittersweet, isn't it? I think how proud and excited our grandmother, the Queen, would have been. But to have a winner for Charles and Camilla, and keep that dream alive, was incredible, what a race!" 

A cheeky kiss for Queen Camilla

Frankie Dettori kisses Queen Camilla© Getty
Frankie Dettori plants a kiss on Camilla's cheek

As the King and Queen presented racing champion Frankie Dettori with his trophy for his ninth Gold Cup win, the jockey planted a kiss on Camilla's cheek, much to her delighted expression!

Best Royal Ascot style

Zara Tindall Ladies Day Royal Ascot© Shutterstock
Zara in a lace dress on Day 3

HELLO!'s fashion team has been sharing all of the best looks from the glamorous racecourse this week, with Zara wowing in three elegant outfits so far this week.

The ever-thrifty Princess Anne, 72, sported a dress she first wore when she was 27. Big points for sustainability.

And Queen Camilla has paid tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II with her choice of accessories for her appearances.

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