Charles and Camilla spend the day at the races

The King and Queen will be hoping their thoroughbred horse will bring them sporting glory when it joins the runners in one of racing’s prestigious events.

Charles and Camilla arrived at Epsom to see their horse Treasure race in The Oaks, a classic twice won by Queen Elizabeth II.

The royal couple were greeted by their racing manager John Warren, who introduced them to senior executives from the racecourse before they made their way to the royal box.

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Camilla is greeted with a kiss by John Warren, the King and Queen’s racing manager (John Walton/PA)

Queen Elizabeth II landed five classics in all, with Carrozza her first Oaks winner in 1957, while Charles and Camilla enjoyed a memorable first flat racing season last year, with Desert Hero winning at Royal Ascot before finishing third in the St Leger.

Treasure, owned by the King and Queen, was bred by Queen Elizabeth II, who was a passionate horse owner and racegoer during her 70-year reign.

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Charles and Camilla in the royal box (Mike Egerton/PA)

The King and Queen had not been in the royal box long before they presented the winning trophies in the Coronation Cup, won by Luxembourg, trained by Aidan O’Brien and ridden by Ryan Moore.

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