Queen Elizabeth beamed as she attended the Epsom races on the first day of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations yesterday (02.06.12).
The British monarch and her husband Prince Philip joined150,000 fans at Epsom Downs course to watch the horse racing, one of her favourite pastimes.
The day began in spectacular fashion with a free-fall by the Red Devils parachute display team.
The queen - wearing a fetching blue outfit - was then serenaded by opera star Katherine Jenkins, who performed 'God Save the Queen', the British national anthem. Katherine later curtseyed as she got to meet the monarch.
Katherine said: "To do this is great. it's such a huge honour. It's the first time that the National Anthem has been sung during these celebrations and I would never have hesitated. I would have sung to her in the rain."
After the performance, the Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh made their way up to the Royal box garlanded in red, white and blue blossoms.
They were accompanied by the Duke of York, his daughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.
The queen watched as favourite Camelot won the Derby. She then presented the prize to winning trainer Aidan O'Brien, who's son Joseph, 19, had ridden the horse to victory.