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

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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