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Royal Ascot 2021 is upon us and with that, comes a stellar collection of celebrities that have dusted off their party frocks and donned their best hats for the coveted occasion.

Considered one of the biggest racing festivals to be held this summer, today marks the first of five days at the races, where some 12,000 guests are expected to appear each day.

This year there are strict safety procedures in place as the UK Government test the waters of what the future of large-scale gatherings might look like.

From being provided two free PCR tests before and after attending, as well as a lateral flow test upon arrival, organisers aren't taking any chances when it comes to this year's races.

However, as expected, fashion is also the talk of the event and it looks like plenty of revelers have scrubbed up for the lavish races.

Here, we take a look at some of the well-known faces that are also attending this year's event.

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman are joined by Sinitta at today's races
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Music mogul and Britain's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell is suited and booted for today's event in a lavish event.

Almost ten months after the X Factor star suffered a horrific accident at his Malibu home and broke his back, it appears that Simon has made a complete recovery and certainly making the most of the social event.

Simon was joined by his partner Lauren Silverman, who opted for a striking yellow gown and matching headpiece.

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Simon Cowell's close pal Sinita was also in attendance at today's event and was pictured laughing and smiling with the music mogul and his partner.

The 52-year-old singer looked sensational as she modelled a sky blue long-sleeved gown as well as a contrasting orange and blue hat.

The songstress also attended today's event alongside her mum Miquel Brown, who also opted for a gorgeous frock and yellow hat.

Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey put on a smart display as he braved soaring temperatures at today's races
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Strictly Come Dancing champion Bill Bailey was also spotted enjoying today's event alongside his wife, Kristin.

Bill opted for a striking top hat as well as a black jacket and grey waistcoat as he enjoyed the soaring temperatures at the high-profile event.

He finished his ensemble off with pin-stripe trousers and appeared in high spirits as he enjoyed the day's festivities.

Charlotte Hawkins

Charlotte Hawkins will be covering the event from Ascot
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Good Morning Britain star Charlotte Hawkins also put on a glam display as she ditched the television studios to cover the event live at the races.

The gorgeous television star opted for a yellow and nude gown and matching yellow headpiece as she beamed from ear to ear at the event.

Charlotte was also joined by presenter Mark Heyes and revealed on social media that the duo will be appearing on ITV throughout the day to report from the side of the track.

Georgia Toffolo

Georgia Toffolo opted for an elegant summery dress for today's event
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Not unknown to a certain type of high-profile event, former Made in Chelsea star Georgie Toffolo was also among today's star-studded cohort.

The Chelsea native opted for a shimmery pale dress and adorned her hair with an array of flowers for the summery look.

She also finished off her ensemble with a matching white bag and certainly looked cheerful as she joined pals at the lavish event.

Zara and Mike Tindall

Zara and Mike Tindall arrived on the first day of Ascot together
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Zara and Mike appeared in high spirits as they turned up at the first day of the Roal Ascot Races.

Just two months after the couple welcomed their third child together, the equestrian star and her rugby player husband certainly looked the part in the elegant outfits.

Zara opted for a summery polka-dot number as well as a fascinator adorned in roses. He husband also added the staple top hat as well as a tie that matched Zara's dress.

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