For reference, this is what it was like wearing large hats on the third day of the Royal Ascot:
You could wear a dinner plate with a plastic English breakfast on it without having to pick it up from the ground like this lady.
She had the misfortune of attending on the fourth day, when the weather got
nasty British. And some sections (the good seats) mandate hats, so you can imagine how chaotic these races get when the wind becomes unkind.
It's got some ladies fretting:
Some men are rejoicing and jesting:
Others see the winds as a sign from God:
Others seem seriously concerned about finely attired ladies being able to look... finely attired:
The wise ones are just drinking their way through it:
And some are resorting to good old-fashioned optimism:
And some used the day as an excuse to break out novelty umbrellas:
Or hats that looked like they might keep the rain out of the eyes:
Naturally, supermodel Lara Stone attended with her actor husband David Walliams, and the two of them looked just perfect:
I guess she got a wisp of hair in her face but was otherwise not left chasing her fascinator around the race grounds. Things like that just don't happen to supermodels.