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Bold, Beautiful Hats...

By Rediff Get Ahead
June 17, 2021 13:35 IST
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Royal Ascot is back after being paused for a year due to the pandemic.

The annual horse racing event was attended by over 80,000 racegoers including royals and celebs. Queen Elizabeth, whose love for horses is well known and has been an Ascot regular since the 1950s, gave the event a miss, preferring to meet with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

On display were flamboyant hats and fascinators that were as much as a spectacle as the thoroughbred horses.

IMAGE: Winner of the best dressed contest, Georgia Toffolo sports a Forget Me Not pillbox hat.
The flowers on the hat were colour coordinated with her powder blue dress.
All photographs: Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images

 

IMAGE: It's the season for strawberries! This young lady paired her strawberry hat with a matching handbag.

 

IMAGE: A racegoer brings in the sunshine with her fabulous yellow hat.

 

IMAGE: This group made sure that they colour coordinated their pastel outfits and the hats as well.

 

IMAGE: Hats in monochromatic colours were the norm at Ascot.

 

IMAGE: Lady Forsyth looks fashionable in black-and-white as she flaunts a lovely floral hat.

 

IMAGE: These extravagant floral hats seem to compliment one another perfectly.

 

IMAGE: The pearl-embellished shell hat matched the pale blue dress beautifully.

 

IMAGE: Hats off to this racegoer for pulling off the green hat with feather detailing.

 

IMAGE: This hat actually resembles a turban, doesn't it?
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