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Royal Ascot comes to an end Saturday after five days of pomp and circumstance, royal grandeur, free-flowing champagne and impossibly big hats.

The annual horse-race meeting, held at the Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire, England is a highlight of the British horse racing and social calendars.

Queen Elizabeth II, a race enthusiast, makes a daily appearance, arriving at the course in a horse-drawn carriage, putting the 'Royal' into Ascot. Read full article »