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Photos of the best and worst hats at Royal Ascot 2013

by | 20th, June 2013

LADIES Day at Royal Ascot is that time when ladies wear unwearable hats in deference to aged protocol. The highlight was not only the Queen’s first win in the Gold Cup – Jockey Ryan Moore rode the Queen’s filly Estimate to victory – and the Times’s headline which seems to praise Her Majesty’s sprinting abilities – “Royal Ascot crowned by first Gold Cup victory for the Queen” - but Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie reprising their roles as Cinderella’s panto sisters, a decent each-way bet to win the World’s Most Obsequious Man contest, a woman in a brim so wide the ancient god Saturn thought it a bit OTT and another who seemed to be channeling Pegasus:

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Racegoers are moved out of the road by security as they leave following day three of the Royal Ascot meeting at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 20, 2013. See PA story RACING Ascot. Photo credit should read: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Racegoers are moved out of the road by security as they leave following day three of the Royal Ascot meeting at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 20, 2013. See PA story RACING Ascot. Photo credit should read: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Guests leave at the end of Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot.

Guests leave at the end of Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot.

Princess Beatrice (left) and Princess Eugenie cheer as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II horse, Estimate, wins the Gold Cup on day three of the Royal Ascot meeting at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire.

 

And a contender in the World’s Most Obsequious contest:

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