Pimms, pomp and circumstance. A group of young women sport an array of unusual hats at Royal Ascot's Ladies Day. Ascot is one of the key events on the English sport and social calendar.
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Glorious Goodwood —
Spectators at Glorious Goodwood benefit from spectacular views over the rolling Sussex countryside. But the scenery is not the only thing that will attract 120,000 people this week to the Goodwood festival.
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Dress sense —
Goodwood, like Ascot and many other British sporting events, is a chance to see and be seen. The Royal Enclosure at Royal Ascot has a strict dress code so morning dress for men and women wearing fashionable hats abound.
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Racing queen —
Queen Elizabeth II receives the Royal Ascot Gold Cup from her son Prince Andrew after her horse Estimate won the 2013 edition of the prestigious race.
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Swinging sixties —
Swinging sixties fashion mixes with the traditional top hat in this shot taken at Royal Ascot in 1968.
Women only —
A group of female amateur jockeys prepare to take part in the women's only race at Glorious Goodwood.
Unchanging scene —
A view of the One Mile 550 yards of the course at the Henley Royal Regatta as a crew rows past the spectators.
Royal Regatta —
Expectant crowds line the bank at the Henley Royal Regatta for the visit of King George V in 1912.
English summer —
A typical scene at the Henley Royal Regatta with plenty of Panama hats in view and hospitality in full swing.
Premier fan —
British Prime Minister David Cameron roars on Andy Murray to victory in the 2013 Wimbledon final.
Kate and Wills —
Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton took their place in the Royal Box at Wimbledon last year.
Much missed —
Princess Diana talks to the Duke of Kent while attending the 1995 men's singles final at Wimbledon between Pete Sampras and Boris Becker.
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Young debutante —
A young debutante and gentlemen friend attend Royal Ascot in 1953.
Rain break —
A female racegoer shelters from the rain at Glorious Goodwood where the English summer can often bring inclement weather.
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Goodwood revival —
Lord March, who runs Goodwood, meets F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel at the Festival of Speed in 2012. The event has become a favorite on the social season calendar.
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Royal Cowes —
Royal patronage: The Duke of Edinburgh takes the helm as he takes part in the 1994 Cowes Week in southern England.
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Traditional gathering —
A group of debutantes outside Buckingham Palace in 1958 -- the last year the tradition of meeting the reigning monarch was in place.