Royal Ascot has just wrapped for the year, and you know what that means—it’s time for our annual celebration of attending hats beautiful and bonkers, sublime and silly.
It’s the opening day of the Royal Ascot horse races in the UK, which reliably unleashes a flood of photos of fancy folks dressed to the nines. It’s been wire service fodder for decades, and news archives are full of glamorous photos going back to the 1920s or even before.
Today the horse races at Royal Ascot kicked off. Which means a treat for those of us here at home: a parade of completely bonkers hats.
Today was the opening of Royal Ascot, a series of horse races to which the U.K.'s elite flock. But mostly, it's a peerless gathering of towering, ridiculous and expensive hats. Classy hats, ugly hats, flower hats, feather hats, hats you can probably see from space. Here are some stand-outs.
Pippa Middleton "wrote" an "article" for Vanity Fair. She used (typed?) words.
Today is day three — Ladies' Day — at the Royal Ascot (an annual horseracing event), held at Ascot Racecourse in Ascot, England. But let us not delay. HATS AHOY.
In what may be the very best article the Daily Mail has ever published, Rebecca Evans drops her monocle into her cup of Earl Grey tea as she reports that there was a scuffle at the Royal Ascot — the Queen's favourite racing event, which is celebrating its 300th year.