The Duchess of Gloucester has presented one of the first trophies at Royal Ascot on a special day – her 77th birthday.
The Duchess was on hand to award the prizes in the Coventry Stakes, which was won by River Tiber.
She is with her husband, the Duke of Gloucester.
The couple arrived in the royal procession as day one of Ascot got under way. Their Royal Highnesses were in the third carriage along with Lord and Lady Bamford.
The Royal Family was led by King Charles III who arrived in the first carriage with Queen Camilla. They were accompanied by the Duke and Duchess of Wellington.
The Princess Royal also took part in the royal procession, travelling in the second carriage. With Her Royal Highness was Annabel Elliot, sister of Queen Camilla. Her Majesty’s nephew, Ben Elliot, and his wife, Mary-Clare accompanied them.
Waiting for them in the royal enclosure were Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, and Zara Tindall with her husband, Mike.
The Duchess of Gloucester was born Birgitte Van Deurs in Odense, Denmark on June 20th 1946. She married Prince Richard of Gloucester in July 1972. They became Duke and Duchess of Gloucester in 1974 and remain working members of the Royal Family.