It's fashion season in England! Founded by Queen Anne in 1711, the summer "Ascot Races" officially became a royal event in 1911 and is widely known to be the Queen’s sporting highlight of the year. Since attending at the age of 19, she has never missed a year! The five-day event in Berkshire attracts racing fans from all over the world, celebrities and of course members of the royal family. The royal family parades in every day they attend with their own personal carriage rides and wave to fans - how quaint!

of course, the race fashion is also a hotly discussed topic, and much like the Derby, hats are the biggest trend. Here's some of the more exotic and exciting we've seen this year!

ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex attend Royal Ascot Day 1 at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2018 in Ascot, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex attend Royal Ascot Day 1 at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2018 in Ascot, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
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TOPSHOT - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II reacts as she attends day four of the Royal Ascot horse racing meet, in Ascot, west of London, on June 22, 2018. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II reacts as she attends day four of the Royal Ascot horse racing meet, in Ascot, west of London, on June 22, 2018. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
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ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend Royal Ascot Day 1 at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2018 in Ascot, United Kingdom. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
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ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 22: Eleanor Tomlinson, Victoria Pendleton, Jodie Kidd and Michelle Dockery attend the Longines suite in the Royal Enclosure, during Royal Ascot on June 22, 2018 (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Longines)
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 22: Eleanor Tomlinson, Victoria Pendleton, Jodie Kidd and Michelle Dockery attend the Longines suite in the Royal Enclosure, during Royal Ascot on June 22, 2018 (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Longines)
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ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 21: A racegoer attends Royal Ascot Day 3 at Ascot Racecourse on June 21, 2018 in Ascot, United Kingdom. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 21: A racegoer attends Royal Ascot Day 3 at Ascot Racecourse on June 21, 2018 in Ascot, United Kingdom. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
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ASCOT, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 21: A racegoer attends the third day of Royal Ascot on June 21, 2018 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)
ASCOT, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 21: A racegoer attends the third day of Royal Ascot on June 21, 2018 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)
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ASCOT, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 21: A racegoer attends the third day of Royal Ascot on June 21, 2018 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)
ASCOT, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 21: A racegoer attends the third day of Royal Ascot on June 21, 2018 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)
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