Ascot 2009 is here and with it some wonderfully fun hats. These are just the first I've come across (as you will see, I've 'borrowed' these pics from the awesome Getty Images), I'm sure there will be more to follow.
Definitely the most insteresting hat so far.
Not sure if this is a hat or just a flamboyant comb.
I like Camilla's hat, not out there but really lovely.
George Ellery Hale was the twentieth century’s most important builder of telescopes. In 1897, Hale built a 40-inch-wide telescope, the largest ever built at that time. His second telescope, with a 60-inch lens, was set up in 1917 and took 14 years to build. During that time, Hale became convinced that he suffered from "Americanitis a disorder in which the ambitions of Americans drive them insane. During the building of his lens, Hale spent time in a sanatorium, and would only discuss his plans for the telescope with a "sympathetic green elf."