Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall put on affectionate display as they attend Royal Ascot with Prince William and the Middletons

Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall put on an affectionate display as they attended Royal Ascot today with Prince William and his in-laws.

The Royal Family was out in full force today to attend the second day of the races in Berkshire. 

Zara Tindall, 43, who was elegant in a white floral dress, was pictured warmly greeting her cousin Princess Beatrice this afternoon.

Princess Anne’s daughter was spotted giving Beatrice a kiss on the cheek and put an arm around the royal mother-of-one, who was dressed in a pink floral dress and matching fascinator.

What’s more, Zara also gave Beatrice’s mother an equally warm greeting and was seen placing a hand on the Duchess of York’s shoulder.

Pictured: Zara Tindall seen warmly hugging her cousin Princess Beatrice at Royal Ascot in Berkshire

Sarah Ferguson, 64, cut a sophisticated figure in a white figure-hugging dress and black hat with bow detail.

After this sweet exchange, Zara’s husband Mike was pictured giving Sarah a warm hug during the drinks reception. 

Zara was later seen speaking with Prince William and his mother-in-law Carole Middleton. 

At one point in the conversation, Zara was pictured affectionately adjusting her cousin’s jacket, which he had paired with a top hat.

Princess Eugenie was also seen deep in conversation with Carole Middleton before the races got underway.

The royal opted for a white knitted midi dress and pink fascinator for the occasion while mother-of-three Carole was elegant in a blue Self-Portrait gown.

 The Middletons’ outing comes after their daughter Kate, 42, who has been receiving chemotherapy for an undisclosed form of cancer since February, made a spectacular return to public life during Trooping the Colour on Saturday.

Carole and Michael Middleton’s last public appearance was at Kate’s annual Royal Carols: Together at Christmas at Westminster Abbey in London in December. 

At one point in their conversation, Zara Tindall reached over to adjust her cousin Prince William's jacket

At one point in their conversation, Zara Tindall reached over to adjust her cousin Prince William’s jacket

Princess Eugenie was also seen deep in conversation with Carole Middleton before the races got underway (pictured)

Princess Eugenie was also seen deep in conversation with Carole Middleton before the races got underway (pictured)

Zara's husband Mike Tindall was pictured giving Sarah Ferguson a warm hug during the drinks reception

Zara’s husband Mike Tindall was pictured giving Sarah Ferguson a warm hug during the drinks reception

Zara also gave Beatrice's mother an equally warm greeting and was seen placing a hand on the Duchess of York 's shoulder

Zara also gave Beatrice’s mother an equally warm greeting and was seen placing a hand on the Duchess of York ‘s shoulder

Pictured: Zara Tindall seen putting an arm around Princess Beatrice and Michael Middleton at Ascot

Pictured: Zara Tindall seen putting an arm around Princess Beatrice and Michael Middleton at Ascot

Pictured: Zara Tindall seen hugging her cousin Princess Eugenie's husband Jack Brooksbank at Ascot today

Pictured: Zara Tindall seen hugging her cousin Princess Eugenie’s husband Jack Brooksbank at Ascot today

Princess Anne's daughter Zara Tindall seen hugging Jack Brooksbank, who married into the Royal Famly back in 2018

Princess Anne’s daughter Zara Tindall seen hugging Jack Brooksbank, who married into the Royal Famly back in 2018

Princess Anne's daughter Zara Tindall seen putting a hand on Prince Edward's arm at the Ascot drinks reception

Princess Anne’s daughter Zara Tindall seen putting a hand on Prince Edward’s arm at the Ascot drinks reception 

Princess Beatrice spotted chatting to Zara Tindall ahead of this afternoon's race meet at Ascot

Princess Beatrice spotted chatting to Zara Tindall ahead of this afternoon’s race meet at Ascot

Prince William, attending the society meet without the Princess of Wales, is spotted in the crowds at the Ascot Racecourse this afternoon

Prince William, attending the society meet without the Princess of Wales, is spotted in the crowds at the Ascot Racecourse this afternoon

Dressed in all their finery, the beaming couple looked in great spirits as they arrived side-by-side for the prestigious event at the Berkshire racecourse

Dressed in all their finery, the beaming couple looked in great spirits as they arrived side-by-side for the prestigious event at the Berkshire racecourse

The Duchess of York was seen chatting to her daughter Princess Beatrice at the event

The Duchess of York was seen chatting to her daughter Princess Beatrice at the event 

Queen Camilla, elegant in teal, led the royal carriage procession with the Prince of Wales

Queen Camilla, elegant in teal, led the royal carriage procession with the Prince of Wales

Three months later, Kate announced her cancer diagnosis to the world.

Carole, 69, sporting a £350 light blue frock from Self-Portrait for today’s outing, has reportedly been supporting her daughter through her cancer treatment at her home in Windsor.

Her floral dress appeared reminiscent of Kate’s £1,275 blue lace creation by Elie Saab, which she first wore to Royal Ascot in 2019. It also featured a dainty bow and pleated detailing.

Proving to be a queen of coordination, Carole teamed her long-sleeved summer dress with a matching light blue fascinator, featuring a statement flower, and a pair of dark blue heels.

With a stylish clutch bag in hand, she finished off her stunning look with a smattering of glamorous makeup and a pair of gold earrings.

Royal Ascot, the jewel in the crown of the UK racing calendar, started yesterday with the Queen Anne Stakes and will run until Saturday.

Standards have not slipped from yesterday’s display of glamorous fashion, with revellers arriving at the Berkshire racecourse this morning dressed to the nines. 

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