06/21/2013 01:34 EDT

Royal Ascot 2013 Hats: The Bold, The Beautiful, The Odd (PHOTOS)

ASCOT, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 21: Lisa Scott-Lee sighting on June 21, 2013 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Simon James/FilmMagic)

The Royal Ascot 2013 culminated into a victory for Queen Elizabeth II, when her horse Estimate won Thursday's Royal Ascot Gold Cup.

The centuries-old horse racing event is steeped in many traditions including the raising of the Queen's Royal Standard, a horse-drawn carriage for the Queen and her royal entourage and of course, a very strict dress code which includes spectacular hats.

And really, who is paying attention to the horse races besides a few rich (and royal) Brits when there is so much hat-spotting to be had?

The British Monarchy aren't the only ones who have to wear wacky chapeaus; even celebrities like Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai have to don a fab hat.

So without further ado, we present the boldest and craziest hats at the Royal Ascot 2013.

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