Zara and Mike Tindall joke around with Prince William at Royal Ascot4 min read

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It was a family affair today as three generations of royals turned out at Ascot, and Zara Tindall in particular seemed overjoyed to be reunited with her relatives.  

The monarch’s granddaughter, 38, looked highly amused as she joked around with her husband Mike, 40, and her cousin Prince William, 36, at the Berkshire racecourse.

Holding on to the Duke of Cambridge’s arm, Princess Anne’s daughter seemed to look jokingly gobsmacked as she conversed with her cousin.

Her husband also put on an affectionate display with William, as Mike reached his hands forward to cradle the royal’s face. 

Zara chats to the Duchess of Cambridge when at Royal Ascot

Touchy feely: Zara Tindall puts an affectionate arm around her uncle Prince Charles shoulders, left, and chats to the Duchess of Cambridge, right, when at Royal Ascot

Touchy feely: Zara puts an affectionate arm around her uncle Prince Charles shoulders

Touchy feely: Zara Tindall puts an affectionate arm around her uncle Prince Charles shoulders, left, and chats to the Duchess of Cambridge, right, when at Royal Ascot

Sharing the love: Zara's husband also put on an affectionate display with William, as Mike reached his hands forward to cradle the royal's face

Sharing the love: Zara’s husband also put on an affectionate display with William, as Mike reached his hands forward to cradle the royal’s face

Meanwhile, as Zara offered Kate a kiss on the cheek, the pair could be spotted sharing a friendly chat, before the horse-lover wrapped an arm around her uncle Prince Charles.  

Zara looked effortlessly stylish in a vibrantly multi-coloured, floral dress as she attended the prestigious occasion alongside a slew of royals.

And the mother-of-two didn’t miss the royals’ memo on colour as she matched alongside the Duchess of Cambridge and the Queen with a delicate blue hat. 

You're joking!: Holding on to the Duke of Cambridge's arm, Princess Anne's daughter seemed to look jokingly gobsmacked as she conversed with her cousin

You’re joking!: Holding on to the Duke of Cambridge’s arm, Princess Anne’s daughter seemed to look jokingly gobsmacked as she conversed with her cousin

Fun times: Zara's husband also put on an affectionate display with Prince William, as Mike stuck his tongue out

Fun times: Zara’s husband also put on an affectionate display with Prince William, as Mike stuck his tongue out

Behave! Mike Tindall jokes with Prince William in the parade ring before the first race of the day

Behave! Mike Tindall jokes with Prince William in the parade ring before the first race of the day

She completed her ensemble with a pair of nude heels and a matching clutch bag, while sporting dainty diamond earrings.

With her hair sleeked back into a low-sitting bun, the equestrian finished her glamorous look with a smattering of light makeup.

Elsewhere, her husband looked as dashing as ever, clad in a dapper, grey, three-piece suit, with a blue tie to match his wife’s outfit.

The father-of-two also donned an antique silk top hat from Oliver Brown, the official men’s formal wear licensee of Royal Ascot. 

Light-hearted moment: The Duchess of Cambridge and Zara Tindall share a joke at Ascot racecourse

Royal blue: The pair were all smiles when chatting with one another

Light-hearted moment: The Duchess of Cambridge and Zara Tindall share a joke at Ascot racecourse

Catching up: Princess Eugenie, Zara Phillips and the Duchess of Cambridge spend time together at Royal Ascot today

Catching up: Princess Eugenie, Zara Phillips and the Duchess of Cambridge spend time together at Royal Ascot today

Chatting away: Princess Eugenie, Zara Phillips and the Duchess of Cambridge beamed as they spent time with each other

Having a ball: The three royals were all smiles as they spoke with one another

Chatting away: Princess Eugenie, Zara Phillips and the Duchess of Cambridge beamed as they spent time with each other

Girls' chat: At one point Eugenie, left, Zara, centre, and Kate, right, looked deep in conversation with each other

Girls’ chat: At one point Eugenie, left, Zara, centre, and Kate, right, looked deep in conversation with each other

Also in attendance at the event were Prince Charles, 70, and the Duchess of Cornwall, 70, Princess Eugenie, and Sophie Wessex. 

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands also joined the British royals after attending the Order of the Garter Service at Windsor Castle yesterday. 

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

The five-day racing festival is one of the most glittering events in the summer social calendar. 

All together now! Prince William looked delighted to be catching up with his cousin Zara and her husband Mike at Royal Ascot

All together now! Prince William looked delighted to be catching up with his cousin Zara and her husband Mike at Royal Ascot 

Royal jester! Zara was spotted sharing a joke with the Queen and the Countess of Wessex at Royal Ascot this afternoon

Royal jester! Zara was spotted sharing a joke with the Queen and the Countess of Wessex at Royal Ascot this afternoon

And guests did not disappoint in the fashion stakes as they arrived at the Berkshire course dressed to the nines in vibrant dresses, dapper morning suits, and extravagant hats.  

TV presenters, models and society beauties led the glamour as Royal Ascot kicked off in style today. 

Lady Kitty Spencer, Kirsty Gallacher and Charlotte Hawkins were among the well-dressed racegoers who pulled out all the fashion stops and refused to let a bit of rain dampen their fun. 

Sister, sister! Princess Eugenie wore a dress by Calvin Klein while Princess Beatrice (right, left image) wore a Maje dress and Bundle MacLaren hat

Eugenie is pulled in for a bear hug by Mike

Sister, sister! Princess Eugenie wore a dress by Calvin Klein while Princess Beatrice (right, left image) wore a Maje dress and Bundle MacLaren hat. Right, Eugenie is pulled in for a bear hug by Mike

It's infectious! The enthusiasm for the day's events caught on and Prince Charles was seen chuckling with a jockey

It’s infectious! The enthusiasm for the day’s events caught on and Prince Charles was seen chuckling with a jockey

Special visitors: The Queen, centre, with Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, right, at Royal Ascot this afternoon

Special visitors: The Queen, centre, with Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, right, at Royal Ascot this afternoon