THE Queen will be represented in tomorrow's Royal Hunt Cup (5.00pm) by Seniority, who gets into the famous mile heritage handicap after being second reserve.

The four-year-old son of Dubawi, trained by William Haggas and successful on both his starts this season over a mile on Polytrack at Chelmsford City, is now among the 30 runners after the defection of his stable companion Mubtasim earlier this morning because of lameness. James Doyle will be in the saddle.

Two of the three reserves for the race over Ascot's straight mile have now been utilised, with Surrey Hope replacing Wahash, who was taken out of the race yesterday.

The Queen has enjoyed 23 winners in total at the Royal Meeting, most recently with Dartmouth in the 2016 G2 Hardwicke Stakes.

The Royal Hunt Cup has been a good race for The Queen. Choir Boy won the contest in 1953, providing The Queen with her first Royal Ascot winner, while Her Majesty subsequently enjoyed success with Alexander (1956) and Colour Sergeant (1992).

The Queen has a runner today with Fabricate (Michael Bell/James Doyle) lining up in the Listed Wolferton Stakes (5.30pm) while later in the week her Elector (Sir Michael Stoute) holds an entry in the G2 King Edward VII Stakes (Friday, June 22).

The Queen hasn’t missed a single day of the Royal meeting since her coronation in 1953 and has notched a remarkable 23 winners to date, a highly impressive record of which the longevity of success is unparalleled in British Racing.

The Queen’s passion for the sport is plain for all to see and a Royal winner at the Berkshire venue always provides the biggest cheer of the meeting.

This week's Royal Ascot will be available to view in over 200 countries, headlined by extensive domestic coverage on ITV.

The network will cover all 30 races over the five days, an arrangement unique to Royal Ascot, with an onsite team of over 250 people.