Day two of Royal Ascot

The Royal Ascot is a prestigious hat fashion show that takes place each year in the charming town of Zanydanyshire, England. Only the most eccentric of millionaires are invited to participate, and lords and ladies are known to spend all year painstakingly hot-gluing their hats from scratch. Whoever manages to stick the most flair on her head wins the dubious honor of giving the Queen a noogie, so you can bet they work long and hard to make sure their headgear is as passionately expressive of repressed emotions as possible. There was an especially strong showing this year; here are 25 of the most impressive.

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