Queen keeps smiling at the Epsom Derby even though her horse finishes third


Queen keeps smiling at the Epsom Derby even though her horse finishes third

Kate sparkled, William and Harry looked so dapper – pity about the race!

3:14 AM on 5th June 2011

Royal occasion: The Queen with The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge along with Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice in the parade ring before the start of the Investec Derby

Royal occasion: The Queen with The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge along with Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice in the parade ring before the start of the Investec Derby

Come on, Carlton House!: Kate and Wills and the Royal party watch the Queen

Come on, Carlton House!: Kate and Wills and the Royal party watch the Queen”s horse at the Epson Derby 2011

Young royals: Princes William and Harry, dressed to the nines in their suits arrive at the Epsom Derby, with Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge at their side

Young royals: Princes William and Harry, dressed to the nines in their suits arrive at the Epsom Derby, with Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge at their side. Always the joker, Harry performs one of his silly walks

Family affair: They made their way to the royal enclosure to show support for the Queen

Family affair: They made their way to the royal enclosure to show support for the Queen”s horse, Carlton House

Pink lady: The Queen arrives at the Epsom Derby in high spirits - and in a bright outfit - to cheer on her horse, which unfortunately did not winQueen

Pink lady: The Queen arrives at the Epsom Derby in high spirits – and ina bright outfit – to cheer on her horse, which unfortunately did not win.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge The young royals: Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, keeps things simple, yet stylish in an off-white two-piece outfit with a nude-coloured fascinator. Meanwhile Prince Harry cuts dashing figure in his top hat and tails

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, kept things simple, in a stylish off-white outfit with a nude-coloured fascinator

Relatively sane: Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice both made a reasonable recovery after the fashion disasters at the Royal Wedding

Relatively sane: Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice both made a reasonable recovery after the fashion disasters at the Royal Wedding

Deep in thought: William and Kate chat to a friend while the Queen watches the track, clutching her race programme

Deep in thought: William and Kate chat to a friend while the Queen watches the track, clutching her race programme

Hats off to them: The princes minus their top hats, with Kate

Hats off to them: The princes minus their top hats, with Kate

Come on! Eugenie and Harry shout some encouragement during the race

Come on! Eugenie and Harry shout some encouragement during the race

Stylish: Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice look chic and summery in their outfits for the racing event - a far cry from the dresses they wore for their cousin

Stylish: Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice look chic and summery in their outfits for the racing event – a far cry from the dresses they wore for their cousin”s wedding

Nail-biting: The Queen looks as though her mind might be on her horse

Nail-biting: The Queen looks as though her mind might be on her horse”s performance as grandson Harry looks on in the background

Enlarge A right royal gathering: The Queen enjoys her family

A right royal gathering: The Queen enjoys her family”s company at Epsom

MumKate and William at the Derby

Mum”s the word: Kate”s mother, Carole Middleton, was also at Epsom today. Right, the young royals enjoying the racing action

Mickael Barzalona riding Pour Moi (second left, blue) challenges wide and late to win The Investec Derby. The Queen

Horses for courses: Mickael Barzalona riding Pour Moi (second left, blue) challenges wide and late to win the Investec Derby. The Queen”s horse Carlton House is fourth from left (jockey in red and purple top) – and finished third

Champion: Jockey Mickael Barzalona celebrates winning the Investec Derby on Pour Moi

Champion: Jockey Mickael Barzalona celebrates winning the Investec Derby on Pour Moi

Kate MiddletonPrincess Beatrice

Great white: Kate dazzled the crowd in a white dress while Princess Beatrice keeps hold of her hair

Dazzling: Newlywed Kate, still tanned from her recent honeymoon, smiles broadly while Eugenie watches the fourth race at Epsom

Dazzling: Newlywed Kate, still tanned from her recent honeymoon, smiles broadly while Eugenie watches the fourth race at Epsom

Fun day out: Kate and Eugenie share a joke at the races

Fun day out: Kate and Eugenie share a joke at the races

This sporting life: The royals, including Prince Andrew (right) gather to watch the horses in action

This sporting life: The royals, including Prince Andrew (right) gather to watch the horses in action

Glowing: Sophie, Duchess of Wessex looked smart in a champagne silk skirt suit and large feathered hat

Glowing: Sophie, Duchess of Wessex looked smart in a champagne silk skirt suit and large feathered hat

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at EpsomPrince Edward at Epsom

Nice day for a flutter: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Edward at Epsom