NEXT week is Royal Ascot, the most important calender event at Ascot Racecourse, kicking off on Tuesday, June 18.

Thousands from across the country gather annually, donned in their finest clothes to celebrate the prestigious summer event and to spot the many famous faces that the horse racing week attracts.

The Queen herself attends every year, arriving with the Royal Procession along with accompanying members of the Royal Family.

Last year, Meghan Markle made her Royal Ascot debut, one month after her marriage to Prince Harry.

It is unknown whether the popular new parents will be attending this year following the birth of their son, Archie.

Last year saw several other celebrity guests, including Princess Eugenie, TOWIE star Gemma Collins, singer Alexandra Burke, Dame Helen Mirren, Declan Donnell, Katie Piper, Georgia Toffolo and more.

This year's event promises to be just as spectacular.