The best (and kookiest) hats from the Royal Ascot 2014

No one does fascinators quite like the British. At the Royal Ascot (June 17-21), attendees go all out with big, colorful and grandiose accessories. Take a look at the best styles from one of Europe's most famous race meetings:

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    Image: Anneka Tanaka-Svenska poses at the Royal Ascot horse racing festival in Ascot

    Hats off at the Royal Ascot 2014

    Take a look at the big, colorful and grandiose styles from the legendary horse racing festival, held June 17-21.

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    The British never disappoint when it comes to fancy and kooky hats. The Royal Ascot is one of Europe's most famous race meetings, dating back to 1711, and attendees go all out with big, colorful and grandiose accessories. Take a look at the best styles from the legendary horse racing festival, held June 17-21.

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    Sunflower power -

    A race-goer wearing a flamboyant hat poses for photographers.

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    Cruella de Vil style -

    Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein attends Day 3 of the Royal Ascot.

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    Full feathered -

    A Racegoer attends Day 3 of the Royal Ascot.

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    Why so blue? -

    Katherine Jenkins attends Day 3, Ladies Day, of the Royal Ascot.

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    Orange peel hat -

    Princess Beatrice of York attends Day 3.

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    Pretty in pink -

    Princess Anne attends Day 3 of the Royal Ascot.

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    Lilypad -

    Ester Dahnalova attends Day 3.

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    Two of a kind -

    Racegoers pose for photographers.

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    Winging it -

    A racegoer shows off her butterfly hat on the opening day of Royal Ascot at Ascot in the U.K., on June 17.

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    Top hats -

    Racegoers attend the first day of the Royal Ascot horse racing festival.

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    Sticking to it -

    Nahla Dankha poses for photographers on the first day of the Royal Ascot horse racing festival.

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    Are you tweeting this? -

    Rachael Parsons shows off a bird-themed hat.

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    Making waves -

    Anneka Tanaka-Svenska poses for photographers with a hat by milliner Louis Mariette.

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    Mustard and ketchup -

    Racegoers pose together in their bright hats.

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    Preaching from the bleachers -

    Racegoers mingle in the Parade Ring at the Royal Ascot.

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    Coming up roses -

    Model Eliza Cortez poses between two "Greencoats" on the first day of Royal Ascot.

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    Flower power -

    Racegoers travel by train from Waterloo station to Ascot racecourse to attend the Royal Ascot.

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    Seeing red -

    A group of women pose for photographers on the first day of the Royal Ascot horse racing festival.

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    Ruffling feathers -

    Designer Anouska Lancaster poses for photographers on the first day of the Royal Ascot.

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    Not so mellow yellow -

    Photographers take pictures of a female racegoer on day one of Royal Ascot.

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