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

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

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    A Racegoer attends Day 3 of the Royal Ascot.

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

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    Princess Beatrice of York attends Day 3.

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    Princess Anne attends Day 3 of the Royal Ascot.

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    Ester Dahnalova attends Day 3.

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    Racegoers pose for photographers.

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

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

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    Rachael Parsons shows off a bird-themed hat.

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

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    Racegoers pose together in their bright hats.

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    Racegoers mingle in the Parade Ring at the Royal Ascot.

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

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

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

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

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

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