Royal Ascot - Day One - Ascot Racecourse

The Brits Don't Horse Around With Their Hats

All the winning toppers from the Royal Ascot races.

When it comes to outrageous headgear, England's Royal Ascot runs circles around our comparatively modest Kentucky Derby. Dating back to 1711, the annual races are a major event on the British social calendar — one Queen Elizabeth never misses — and adhere to a very strict dress code dictated by Her Majesty. Thus: hats! Of course, over the years, attendees have begun putting their own creative spin on the stodgy tradition. Here, all the beauties from 2018:

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