By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Picked winners: The Princesses of York, Eugenie (L) and Beatrice (R) stood out for the right reasons at Epsom
The Queen's horse may not have taken first place at Epsom but her nieces Beatrice and Eugenie certainly picked winners on Derby day.
Following the infamous 'Pretzel-gate' fascinator debacle at the Royal Wedding, the two young Princesses turned heads for all the right reasons on a day when everyone was dressed to the nines.
Kate - as expected - dazzled in a collarless off-white jacket over a diaphanous white frock which showcased long legs shod in this season’s nude platform shoes.
Hold on to that hat! Eugenie keeps a careful hand on the brim of her headware
On her head she wore a Forties-style cappuccino-coloured hat with her hair rolled tightly to the nape of her neck.
But there was no repeat of the wedding fiasco for Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, who looked chic and summery in their outfits on the Royal Balcony.
Eugenie wore a classic-looking white dress with black polka dots, topped off with a wide-brimmed white hat with black rim.
Hats better! The girls looked radiant in their milinery
Concentrate: The Princesses join their father Prince Andrew in the Royal box
Beatrice opted for an eye-catching floral-print dress with a white rose-style fascinator.
This big day in the sport of Kings has been historically unlucky for the Queen and once again she had to be satisfied with third place as her much-fancied colt Carlton House couldn't quite come up to the big occasion.
But the classic flat race, one of the highlights of the equestrian calendar, proved to be a joyous family day out and the biggest gathering of the Royal Family since the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Fashion faux pas: The Princesses were roundly criticised for their Royal Wedding outfits