Slideshow: Flowers, Booze, Food, and More Headwear From the Royal Ascot Races

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The Royal Ascot always doubles as Britain's crazy hat festival, and this year — even with a new dress code in place — was no different. Two major trends emerged from headgear at the races: food fascinators (including a full English breakfast) and Olympic-themed pieces (who wouldn't want to walk around with a giant torch on her head?). And, of course, the queen made a few appearances in a range of pastel suits with matching toppers. See these looks and the other getups that made it past the fashion police in our slideshow.