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Royal Ascot: He on horse, she in hat

2009-06-19 03:00:04 GMT2009-06-19 11:00:04 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Racegoers in hats representing a popular British make of confection, gather in an enclosure on the third day - Ladies' Day - of the Royal Ascot horse racing meeting at Ascot near Windsor, Thursday, June 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

A racegoer looks on in the enclosure on the third day, Ladies' Day, of the Royal Ascot horse racing meeting at Ascot near Windsor, Thursday, June 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

A racegoer poses as she arrives at the racecourse on the third day, Ladies' Day, of the Royal Ascot horse racing meeting at Ascot near Windsor, Thursday, June 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

Isabella Kirstensen wears a creation on the first day of the Royal Ascot horse racing meeting at Ascot near Windsor, England, Tuesday, June, 16, 2009. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip arrive by carriage in the parade ring, on the second day of the Royal Ascot horse racing meeting at Ascot near Windsor, England, Wednesday, June, 17, 2009. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Racegoers in hats gathered in an enclosure on the third day -- Ladies' Day -- of the Royal Ascot horse racing meeting at Ascot near Windsor, the UK, Thursday, June 18, 2009.

A leading event in the English social calendar, which is attended by all the major figures of Britain's royal family, has been run since the first race in 1711, in which there were seven competitors.

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