Royal Ascot might be for royals and double-barrelled racegoers, but we love it for the hats. From the huge feathery fascinators to chic, sculptured creations, we can’t get enough of the headgear. The bigger and madder, the better, we say. With the Irish racing season just about to kick off – Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby here we come! – we take a look at our favourite hat-wearers from day one of Royal Ascot. Tally-ho!
Irish milliner Martha Lynn in one of her own gorgeous creations. Naturally.
Jackie St Clair
Sophie, Countess of Wessex
Anna Mott wears a creation by Richard Nylon