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See what passes for upper-class cutting edge on the first day of the Royal Ascot races

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Ester Dohnalova shows off her hat on the first day of the Royal Ascot horse race in Ascot, England.

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Butterflies and flowers inspired some milliners this year.

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Royal Ascot is the annual five day horse race meeting attended daily by Queen Elizabeth II - so you've got to look sharp.

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Milnda Strudwick turns heads on the first day of the four day event.

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Linzi Weare, foreground, and friends may have been inspired by Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax.

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Race goers hope a gusty wind won’t blow away their Ascot finery.

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Former German tennis player Steffi Graf dons a more discreet chapeau. She will present the winners trophy for the King’s Stand Stakes race.

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