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It’s All About Hats: Queen’s Own Hat Maker Explains The Important ‘4-Inch’ Rule At Royal Ascot

Date June 22, 2018 16:37

If you wish to attend the Royal Ascot, there are many things you need to keep in mind. The annual event is an epitome of strict traditions, spectacular races, and fabulous outfits. The most important thing to know is that the Royal Ascot is all about one little item – hat.

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The Queen gets final approval in everything, including the dress code. For those, who feel overwhelmed about the many rules, there is a 36-page guide with pictures to help you look appropriate for the event.

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If you are one of the lucky ones to be invited to the Royal Enclosure, the rules get even striker, especially concerning what goes on your head.

British milliner Rachel Trevor-Morgan, who has been the Queen’s own hat maker since 2006, explains:

If you are in the Royal Enclosure, you must wear a hat with a fixed base of at least four inches. I always encourage clients to go larger than smaller — it’s the one occasion where everyone is in hats and you don’t feel out of place going bold. In fact, you will regret if you don’t!

On the second day of this year’s event, Her Majesty was spotted wearing one of Trevor-Morgan’s creations, a light blue fascinator decorated with handmade pink silk roses.

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According to the British milliner, the Ascot outfit should be a little bit more flamboyant and focused around the headpiece.

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The gorgeous fascinators at this year’s prestigious racing event only confirm her words. Let’s take a look at the most impressive hats of the Royal Ascot 2018.

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Which one has been your favorite so far?

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