Royals, horses, show-stopping hats: Royal Ascot in pictures

Tuesday, June 21st 2022, 7:14:58 am
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Extravagantly feathered, gravity-defying, or just plain wacky: There are hats, and then there are Royal Ascot hats. Every June, Britain’s royals, aristocrats and thousands of stylish guests don their finest headgear for Royal Ascot, a glamorous annual horse racing event that dates back to 1711, when Queen Anne founded Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire, southern England. The weeklong bonanza is Britain’s most popular race meeting, with some 300,000 visitors attending over five days.

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