Behold, the Most Magnificently Insane Hats from 2017's Royal Ascot

The higher the hat, the closer to Kate Middleton.

Hair, Hairstyle, Hair accessory, Headpiece, Fashion accessory, Headgear, Photography, Plant, Crochet, Flower,
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The 2017 Royal Ascot is currently happening over in England, and while it's *technically* a horse race, we can all agree that this event is just an excuse for people to wear massive hats that challenge the very notion of gravity. And this year's gaggle of head gear is truly extraordinary due to their width, girth, and general ability to stop traffic. Click through for the best.

Flower, Pink, Garden roses, Rose, Rose family, Plant, Beauty, Spring, Botany, Flowering plant,
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This Hat Which Is Clearly Cosplaying as a Flower

Green, Leaf, People in nature, Costume accessory, Headgear, Garden, Street fashion, Day dress, Spring, Wing,
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This Hat Taking 2017's Fern Trend to the Next Level

Magenta, Pink, Headgear, Street fashion, Tradition, Headpiece, Festival,
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Whatever This Is

Clothing, Nose, Dress, White, Summer, Headgear, Costume accessory, People in nature, Tradition, Day dress,
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This Hat, Which May in Fact Be a Bird

Petal, Pink, Happy, Magenta, Garden, Shrub, Fashion accessory, Jewellery, Necklace, Spring,
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This Hat, Which Is Clearly Staging an Evil Takeover of This Dress

Feather, Headpiece, Costume hat, Fashion accessory, Headgear, Hair accessory, Hat, Costume accessory, Plant, Costume,
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This Hat, Which Is Actually Relatively Normal

People, Red, Head, Tradition, Headgear,
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This *Literal* Work of Art

Headpiece, Feather, Fashion, Fashion accessory, Hair accessory, Headgear, Hat, Photography, Plant, Festival,
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These Hats, Who Know They're Better Than Your Faves

Yellow, Fashion, Spring, Flower, Headgear, Headpiece, Fashion accessory, Plant, Hair accessory,
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This Hat, Which Is Not Here to Play Games

Eyewear, Vision care, Fashion accessory, Hat, Headgear, Costume accessory, Sunglasses, Jewellery, Headpiece, Costume hat,
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This Hat, Which Got Confused and Thought It Was a Tutu

Clothing, Dress, Magenta, Pink, One-piece garment, Headgear, Costume accessory, Day dress, Electric blue, Cobalt blue,
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These Hats, Which Seem Quite Normal in the Grand Scheme of Things

White, Blue, Red, Botany, Summer, Dress, Headgear, Garden, Flower, Plant,
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Sorry, No Words, Next

Event, Fashion accessory, Headgear, Tradition, Jewellery, Purple, Magenta, Carnival, Costume accessory, Lipstick,
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This Hat, Which Looks Like It Was Ripped from the Head of Effie Trinket

Blue, Fashion accessory, Electric blue, Headgear, Jewellery, Costume accessory, Cobalt blue, Fashion, Costume, Necklace,
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This Sartorial Sculpture

Headgear, Costume accessory, Costume hat, Costume, Perennial plant, Feather, Fashion design, Headpiece, Tradition, Portrait photography,
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And Finally This Hat, Which Doubles as a Mirror

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