Queen at Ascot: Shock as member of royal procession FALLS from horse at Ladies Day

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Queen at Ascot: Shock as a member of royal procession FALLS from a horse at Ladies Day

The Queen’s return to Ascot for Ladies Day took a dramatic turn when a member of her carriage procession fell from his horse in front of Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice as well as others in the Royal Family.

The Queen arrived at Royal Ascot for Ladies Day Photo (C) WENN, PA
The Queen arrived at Royal Ascot for Ladies Day Photo (C) WENN, PA

The horse rider, in full uniform, was seen rolling on the ground as he tried to pick himself up.

The four carriages, led by the Queen, had just entered the winners’ enclosure when he lost his balance.

The Queen returned to Royal Ascot for Ladies Day alongside Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and other members of her Royal Family.

The monarch arrived at the Berkshire racecourse along with the thousands of racegoers who have turned out for the glitz and glamour of the biggest day in the racing calendar.

The horse rider, in full uniform, was seen rolling on the ground as he tried to pick himself up.

A member of the Queen's carriage procession falls Photo (C) WENN
A member of the Queen’s carriage procession falls Photo (C) WENN

The four carriages, led by the Queen, had just entered the winners’ enclosure when he lost his balance.

The Queen returned to Royal Ascot for Ladies Day alongside Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and other members of her Royal Family.

The monarch arrived at the Berkshire racecourse along with the thousands of racegoers who have turned out for the glitz and glamour of the biggest day in the racing calendar.

It is the third time the Queen has attended the sporting event this week, after joining her granddaughter-in-law Meghan Markle for her race day debut on Tuesday.

The member of the royal procession who fell did not appear to be injured Photo (C) WENN
The member of the royal procession who fell did not appear to be injured Photo (C) WENN

The 92-year-old has not missed a Royal Ascot week since she took to the throne in 1952.

And yesterday she took the royal box alongside her eldest son, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, her cousin, Princess Alexandra and the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Prince Edward and his wife Sophie.

Hats of all shapes and sizes will be on display when Royal Ascot welcomes racegoers for Ladies Day.

The halfway point of the famous horse racing meet will see female racing fans making an extra effort with their headgear.

In past years nothing has been too outlandish or over the top for the event which encourages milliners to excel themselves.

Around 70,000 racegoers are expected to attend Royal Ascot and will be treated to the spectacle of the event’s premiere race the Gold Cup.

The Gold Cup began when the Royal Ascot was first formed. It is Ascot’s oldest traditional race.

Winners of the Gold Cup are given a golden trophy to keep.

The race takes place today at 4.20pm.

In 2013 the Queen became the first reigning monarch to own a thoroughbred, Estimate, which won the Gold Cup.

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie at Royal Ascot for a second time this year Photo (C) WENN
Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie at Royal Ascot for a second time this year Photo (C) WENN

This year’s Royal Ascot began Tuesday, June 19, with races every day until Saturday, June 23.

Punters have already started placing bets on what colour hat the Queen will wear.

Bookies Coral make pink the 2-1 favourite, while green is second best in the firm’s betting at 3-1, and blue is 5-1.

Coral’s John Hill said: “It is ladies’ day at Royal Ascot therefore it is no surprise to see pink as the favourite in the betting on the colour of the Queen’s Hat.

“The majority of punters have got it right on both days so far this week and it will be a costly result if the Queen arrives in pink today.”

Odds on the colour of the Queen’s hat today:

2-1 Pink

3-1 Green

5-1 Blue

6-1 Purple

7-1 Yellow

8-1 White or Cream

12-1 Orange

Source: EXPRESS CO UK