Today is Queen Elizabeth II's first official event as part of her
Diamond Jubilee Central Weekend. It's the 233rd Epsom Derby — this year named the Diamond Jubilee Derby in honor of the queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
The Epsom Derby
kicked off with Ladies Day yesterday, and women sported eccentric hats and plenty of Union Jack attire. As the country's most prestigious horse race, the event draws a who's who of England — including, of course, the royal family. At today's event, Queen Elizabeth presented the Diamond Jubilee Coronation Cup to the winning horse, Camelot, who was trained by Aidan O'Brien and ridden by O'Brien's son, Joseph. Katherine Jenkins sang the national anthem, and members of the royal family like Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie attended the races — along with some stars including Mischa Barton — to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's big event. We've already taken a look back at the royal family's Epsom Derby presence over the years, but now we're offering a glimpse of this year's sightings. Check out the best moments from the Diamond Jubilee Derby now!
Prince Philip and Princess Beatrice shared a sweet moment.
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Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, enjoyed the races together.
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Britain's Got Talent winners Pudsey the dog and Ashleigh Butler show off their skills at the derby.
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Katherine Jenkins rooted for her horse.
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The queen is accompanied by her husband at the derby.
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Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie watched the races with Prince Philip.
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Racegoers partied at the derby.
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The princesses cheered on the race.
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Jake Warren attended the Diamond Jubilee Derby.
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The queen watched the derby.
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Katherine Jenkins prepared to sing the national anthem.
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Princess Michael of Kent smiled at the derby.
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Mischa Barton laughed at the derby.
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Princess Beatrice walked at the derby.
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Princess Beatrice of York, Princess Eugenie of York, Princess Michael of Kent, and Prince Michael of Kent made an appearance at the derby.
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Katherine Jenkins stood on the racecourse to sing the national anthem.
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Queen Elizabeth was joined with Princess Michael of Kent, the monarch's racing manager John Warren, and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.
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Britain's Got Talent winners Pudsey the dog and Ashleigh Butler performed at the derby.
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The queen attended the derby in honor of her Diamond Jubilee.
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Prince Andrew, Duke of York; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, chatted at the Diamond Jubilee Derby.
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Racegoers waited for the derby to start.
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A couple sat together at the derby.
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Presenter Donna Air and daughter Freya Aspinall watched the races.
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A bus is decorated with Union Jack flags and photographs of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh at the derby.
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Prince Philip wore a top hat to the derby.
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Women dressed up in festive 'fits at the derby.
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The Earl of Derby and Princess Beatrice of York walked together.
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Queen Elizabeth II presented the Diamond Jubilee Coronation Cup to
jockey Joseph O'Brien, trainer Aidan O'Brien, and owners Derrick Smith, John Magnier, and Michael Tabor.
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The princesses chatted with Jake Warren.
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Racegoers wore patriotic colors to the derby.
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The Countess and Earl of Derby posed at the event.
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A woman took a photo at the derby.
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Princess Beatrice greeted people at the derby.
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Women waved their Union Jack flags at the derby.
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Princess Eugenie of York smiled in her fascinator.
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Katherine Jenkins looked glamorous in white.
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Women on stilts dressed festively for the day.
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The royal couple were too cute at the derby.
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The queen greeted people at the races.
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Mischa Barton looked dapper in her top hat.
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Presenter Donna Air was accompanied by daughter Freya Aspinall at the races.
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The queen and Prince Philip greeted fellow racegoers.
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Lady Carolyn Warren and Madeleine Lloyd Webber attended the event.
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A racegoer held memorabilia at the derby.
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Queen Elizabeth arrived at the derby.
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The queen looked on as she arrived at the Diamond Jubilee Derby.
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The queen greeted a racegoer.
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Jeremy Kyle and wife Carla made an attractive pair.
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The queen looked good at her Diamond Jubilee Derby.
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People enjoyed themselves at the derby.
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Women had a good time at the event.
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The queen was greeted upon arrival.
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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, stood with the queen.
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Louis Dowler posed at the derby.
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Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice greeted people at the races.
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Racegoers dressed up for the event.
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Mischa Barton stood by a zebra installation at the derby.
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The queen wore a hat and suit in her signature blue at the derby.
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A man dressed in head-to-toe patriotic duds.
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Katherine Jenkins performed the national anthem.
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The queen smiled at the racegoers.
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The festivities were extravagant.
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A racegoer wore a Prince Philip mask.
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Princess Michael of Kent looked elegant at the derby.
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Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice of York spoke with Jake Warren.
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Racegoers sat down before the races.
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The queen presented the Diamond Jubilee Coronation Cup.
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The queen stayed close to her man.
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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip walked at the Diamond Jubilee Derby.
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Queen Elizabeth and Anthony Cane, chairman of Epsom Downs Racecourse, presented the Diamond Jubilee Coronation Cup.
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The jockeys raced at the Diamond Jubilee Derby.
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Alexander Warren, Lady Carolyn Warren, Sir John Warren, and Jake Warren attended the event.
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Mischa Barton posed at the Diamond Jubilee Derby.
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The queen smiles as she presented the Diamond Jubilee Coronation Cup.
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The queen smiled at her first official Diamond Jubilee event this weekend.
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A couple dressed for the occasion.
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Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York chat at the derby.
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Prince Michael of Kent attended the derby.
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Crowds gathered at the Diamond Jubilee Derby.
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Queen Elizabeth greeted racegoers.
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Queen Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip, attended the Diamond Jubilee Derby.
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Princess Beatrice of York looked pretty in her dress for the derby.
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Diamond Jubilee biscuits were passed out to the racegoers.
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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Queen Elizabeth II; and Sir John Warren spoke with one another.
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Mischa Barton attended the derby.
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The queen admired the event.
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The queen picked up the awards.
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The Union Jack waved in the sky.
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Alexander Warren, Lady Carolyn Warren, Sir John Warren, and Jake Warren walked together at the derby.
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Singer Katherine Jenkins and her
Dancing With the Stars partner Mark Ballas were dressed to the nines.
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The queen watched the national anthem being performed.
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Prince Andrew, Duke of York; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex; and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, watched the races.
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Sisters Eugenie and Beatrice greeted people.
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Jockeys raced at the derby.
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Katherine Jenkins laughed with her
Dancing With the Stars partner Mark Ballas.
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Princess Beatrice of York, Princess Eugenie of York, and Princess Michael of Kent watched the races.
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Katherine Jenkins shook hands with the queen.
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The Diamond Jubilee biscuits look too cute to eat!
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Princess Eugenie enjoyed herself.
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The decor included lots of Union Jacks.
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The queen laughed with her husband at the derby.
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Presenter Donna Air posed at the races.
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Marjorie Jones and Sir
Philip Treacy were dapper at the event.
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