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Royal Ascot 2013: most unusual headwear

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A balloon hat, royal baby-inspired hat, and a hat in aid of charity Help for Heroes. Ladies' Day brought together the most flamboyant and kookiest hats at Royal Ascot 2013. Simply click on an image to launch the slideshow.

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    Wei Lin

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    Sharon Teague

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    Victoria Pendleton

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    Larisa Katz

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    Cheska Hull

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    Mimi Theobald, a milliner from Scotland.

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    Sophie Countess of Wessex

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    Deborah Quinn

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    Belinda Strudwick

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    Natalie Guest

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    Anneka Tanaka-Svenska

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    Jackie St Clair

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    Isabell Kristensen

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    Belinda Strudwick

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    Parrot fashion

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    Artist's muse

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    In perfect plume

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    Beret nice

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    True romance

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    Mad hatter's tea party

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    Radiant in red

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    Feathered friend

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    Black swan

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    Willy Wonka, eat your heart out

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    Flamingo, ahoy

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    Wings of a dove

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    Architect's dream

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    Cherry delight

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    Exotic blossoms (modelled by Dame Shirley Bassey)

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    Wig above the rest (a Louis Mariette headpiece modelled by Anneka Tanaka-Svenska)

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    Mosquito madness (modelled by Annie McMonagle for the Malaria Awareness Campaign)

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    Shoes galore (a Hotter Shoes hat modelled by Hotter's online campaign manager Sophie Gane)

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    Peacock paradise (an Ilda Di Vico hat modelled by TV presenter Chelsea Baker)

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    Daisy chain (David Shilling hat modelled by Florence Claridge)

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    Hats app (iPad hat made for Paddypower modelled by Emily Jane Betteridge)

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    Helter skelter (couture milliner Ilda Di Vico in one of her own creations)

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    Holy hydrangea (modelled by fashion designer Isabell Kristensen)

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    Poppy perfection (modelled by Jackie St Clair)

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    Suits you (Stephen Jones hat modelled by racehorse Ambers)

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