Royals at Ascot, John Legend on stage and Andy Murray in action – 24 hours in pictures

Kim Sears cheers on her husband, Michelle Obama continues her tour round Europe, men's beach volleyball and a humanoid robot is unveiled in Japan

If you find the synths in Channel 4’s Humans unsettling, then look away now. Robotics firm SouthBank presented Pepper – a humanoid, personal robot – to the world at a conference in Japan yesterday.


Meanwhile on another stage, John Legend lent all of his voice to the opening night of SeriesFest – a festival that showcases TV pilots – and Andy Murray cruised through to the Queen’s quarter finals.

See Courtney Love in LA, a Royal entrance for Princess Anne at Ascot and more in our 24 hours in pictures: