Gallery: The wackiest hats at the races

The Royal Ascot is one of Europe's most famous races, dating back to 1711. The highlight of the British racing season, it is attended annually by the Queen who has owned 22 Royal Ascot winners. However, Ascot is as much about being seen as watching the horses, and nothing attracts more attention than an over-the-top hat. Below are some of the best headpieces from the Royal Ascot 2014.

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