Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 22 November 2019

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Queen Elizabeth II attend Day 1 of Royal Ascot - in pictures

Godolphin given reason to celebrate on the opening day after Blue Point won the King’s Stand Stakes for the second year in a row

The opening day of the five-day Royal Ascot race meeting took place at Ascot Racecourse on Tuesday and it was a successful start for Godolphin after Blue Point won the King’s Stand Stakes for the second year in a row.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, was in attendance to watch Blue Point's victory and was joined at the racecourse by members of the British royal family, including Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William.

Ahead of the start of Day 2, take a look at the best photos from the opening day in the picture gallery above. To move on to the next image click on the arrows, or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.

Updated: June 20, 2019 11:26 AM

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