Rain-soaked racegoers have braved bad weather on the first day of this year's Royal Ascot meeting.
Umbrellas were handed to many of the guests at the event - with others compromising their fancy attire with rain ponchos.
More than 30mm of rain has fallen at the course since Friday. The ground was officially described as soft after another 4mm of rain fell overnight.
Up to 280,000 racegoers are due to attend the event over five days.
Read more about Royal Ascot's first meeting