This year’s Royal Ascot did not disappoint when it came to creative millinery and there was a brilliant array on show throughout the five-day meeting from feathered wonders to patriotic gems and colourful top hats — it had it all. Here is H&H’s selection of just some of the eye-catching creations we spotted...

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We are particularly intrigued by this disc-shaped headpiece…

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A lovely feathery creation — there must be one chilly bird flying around out there somewhere

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Racegoer Sally Tringham poses in an electrifying piece of millinery

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We have no words for this eccentric outfit, except those giant pretzels look good enough to eat…

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We are all for patriotism during the football World Cup, especially as Royal Ascot is the definition of England at its finest

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We LOVE this gentleman’s inspired idea to incorporate horses into his Royal Ascot attire, however, we hope there isn’t a little girl missing a toy pony from her collection…

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The Niarchos family celebrate the win of their Jessica Harrington-trained horse, Alpha Centauri, and they certainly dressed for the occasion too

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Racegoer Nazer Bullen flourishes in a wonderful floral piece — we hope she kept those flowers watered

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Here’s a top hat to brighten up your day and we like the coordination with the pink tie too — this man has style

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Read the full report from Royal Ascot in this week’s issue of Horse & Hound, on sale Thursday, 28 June.

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