The second day of royal Ascot saw a number of hatted noble heads, starting with those in the third carriage in the daily procession into the racing grounds. Lady Lucinda de Mauley topped her red textured suit in a matching Dillon Wallwork hat featuring a button base in the same fabric wrapped in a rim of red straw and champagne crin that entwined in a curled bow at the top. Lady Celia Vestey’s Rachel Trevor Morgan picture hat, in blue open weave patterned straw, extends to a wide cartwheel brim beautifully edged in blue silk binding that is repeated on the hatband and a bow at the back, studded with silver daisies.
Longtime lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth, Lady Susan Hussey rode in the fourth carriage with Irish horse trainer Michael Magnier and his wife. Lady Susan’s white straw hat features an upswept brim and folded hatband, giving an illusion of a double, stacked crown. The hat is trimmed with flying straw twists at the side.
Stylist Sasha Wilkins in a navy vertical Rachel Trevor Morgan saucer with pompom dotted net veil
ITV’s Charlotte Hawkins in a magenta dress and Awon Golding’s cream straw button percher with ombre feathers
Kirsty Gallacher’s angular black straw sideswept picture hat with pleated hatband from Vivien Sheriff
Rosemary Mehta’s blush pink oversize saucer with windowpane crin edge, flowers and straw twists
Marina Zubkova’s blue and red swirling headpiece of unknown design. So striking!
Sophisticated veiled black cocktail hat with rose trim from Australian brand Hats By Zarbella
Elly Stemerdink (of The Hat Magazine) in a stunning teal open weave saucer by Marianne Jongkind