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Peter Phillips and girlfriend Harriet Sperling look loved-up at Royal Ascot debut - live updates

Princess Anne's son and his new love made a stylish appearance at the Berkshire race meet

Peter Phillips kisses Harriet Sperling at Royal Ascot© James Whatling
Danielle Stacey
Online Royal CorrespondentLondon
Updated: June 21, 2024
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Peter Phillips and his girlfriend, Harriet Sperling, made their Royal Ascot debut at the Berkshire on Friday.The King's nephew was seen in the parade ring with his new love, just weeks after their romance was confirmed.

NHS nurse Harriet looked elegant in a pale pink Beulah London dress with a Nicola de Selincourt hat, LK Bennett heels and an Aspinal of London bag.

Meanwhile, Peter, 46, who is head of partner acquisition for the rights agency CSM Sport & Entertainment, looked smart in a morning suit.

The couple, who were pictured packing on the PDA at the polo earlier this month, were joined at Ascot by Peter's cousin, Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

Beatrice and Edoardo shared a carriage with Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor during the procession, headed up by the King and Queen.  


Harriet Sperling and Peter Phillips© James Whatling

Royal Ascot debut

Peter and Harriet were pictured holding hands in the parade ring as they waited for the royal procession to arrive. 


Harriet Sperling at Royal Ascot© James Whatling

Harriet Sperling's race day look

Mum-of-one Harriet looked beautiful in Beulah London's Serena dress with bow detailing and a hat by Cotswold-based milliner Nicola de Selincourt, who has created an Ascot collection with the British fashion label. 


Peter Phillips and Harriet Sperling laughing© James Whatling

Happy couple

The pair chatted and shared a laugh with fellow racegoers. We'd love to be a fly on the wall! 


Harriet Sperling and Peter Phillips kiss at Royal Ascot© James Whatling

Kisses at the races

Peter and Harriet look so loved-up as they kissed on the balcony in the royal box. 


Harriet Sperling gazing at Peter Phillips© James Whatling

Look of love

The pair only had eyes for each other. 


King Charles III and Queen Camilla  attends day four of Royal Ascot © Getty

The King and Queen

The King and Queen led the carriage procession on day four, with Camilla looking beautiful in a duck egg Anna Valentine coat with a matching feathered hat by Philip Treacy. 

She accessorised with the late Queen's Jardine Star brooch. 


Princess Beatrice, Counsellor of State with Sophie Windsor and Lord Frederick Windsor© Getty

Princess Beatrice with Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor

Princess Beatrice shared a carriage with Lord Frederick Windsor, the son of Prince Michael and Princess Michael of Kent - and his wife and actress Sophie.


Sophie Windsor and Lord Frederick Windsor attend day four of Royal Ascot 2024 a© Getty

Sophie Windsor's look

Sanditon and Peep Show star Sophie looked elegant in a blue coatdress with white winged lapels - a look reminiscent of the late Diana, Princess of Wales. 

She teamed her outfit with a white feathered hat and matching accessories.


Princess Beatrice wearing a green floral dress and lemon accessories© Getty

Princess Beatrice

Beatrice made her third appearance at Royal Ascot, wowing us in a green floral midi dress by Emilia Wickstead with lemon heels from Aquazurra and a matching hat. 


Peter Phillips and Harriet Sperling speaking to the King and Queen© James Whatling

Formal introductions

Peter was spotted introducing girlfriend Harriet to his uncle Charles.

Queen Camilla previously met Harriet at the Badminton Horse Trials last month. 


King Charles smiles with Lady Frederick Windsor© Getty

Sweet moment

King Charles enjoyed a catch-up with Lady Frederick Windsor in the royal box.

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