Spectators Show Off Elaborate Hats At Royal Ascot, 2011

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The Royal Ascot is one of Europe's most famous race meetings, and dates back to 1711 when it was founded by Queen Anne. Every year Royal Ascot is attended by HM Elizabeth II and various members of the British Royal Family such as The Prince of Wales, with the Royal procession taking place at the start of each race day. The annual five-day racing event has highlighted both British fashion and horseracing since its inception. Top hats and tails remain compulsory in parts of the course. The third day is known as "Ladies' Day" and is the traditional high point for fashion at Ascot.

Below is a selection of designer hats spotted at the Royal Ascot this year. (Also see Wacky and Colorful Fans at the World Cup)

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2 comments:

  1. It's become the "Lady Gaga Festival"!

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  2. Amazing demonstration of stupidity, ugliness and wastefulness of the ruling classes.

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