Snapshot: 12 Vibrant Photos from Day One of the 2014 Royal Ascot

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The 2014 Royal Ascot, held in Ascot, Berkshire, England, kicks off a five-day horse race attended daily by Queen Elizabeth II. Prince Harry joined his grandmother for the first time at the Royal Meeting, along with other royals, including Harry’s father Prince Charles and wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie. The Queen has two horses competing with her 2013 Gold Cup winner Estimate making his return for Thursday’s race and Musical Comedy competing in the Jersey Stakes on Wednesday. While a jam-packed event with royals, celebrities and races, the vivacious and daring hats are the scene-stealers.

Check out a day at the Ascot Racecourse below:

Race goers pack the parade ring to watch the arrival of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II by carriage on the first day of the Royal Ascot horse racing meeting, in Ascot, England,  Tuesday, June, 17, 2014.  Royal Ascot is the annual five day horse race meeting that Britain's Queen Elizabeth II attends daily. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

We weren’t exaggerating when we said it’s packed. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Ester Dohnalova poses for a photograph, on the first day of the Royal Ascot horse racing meeting, in Ascot, England, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Royal Ascot is the annual five day horse race meeting attended daily by Queen Elizabeth II. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

The Lady in Yellow blows kisses into the air. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, centre, with Prince Philip, right, Prince Andrew, second right and Prince Harry, arrive by carriage, on the first day of the Royal Ascot horse racing meeting at Ascot, England,  Tuesday, June 17, 2014.  Royal Ascot is the annual five day horse race meeting that Britain's Queen Elizabeth II attends every day of the event.  (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Queen Elizabeth II, center, with Prince Philip, right, Prince Andrew, second right and Prince Harry, arrive by carriage, on the first day of the Royal Ascot. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Britain's Prince Harry walks back from looking at the horses in the unsaddling ring on the first day of the Royal Ascot horse racing meeting at Ascot, England,  Tuesday, June 17, 2014.  Royal Ascot is the annual five day horse race meeting attend daily by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II . (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Prince Harry coordinated his tie with his grandmum’s outfit. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

The princesses kept it XX this year.   (Rex Features via AP Images)

The princesses went the reserved route with their headwear. (Rex Features via AP Images)

Prince Charles, Camilla Duchess of Cornwall and Princess Eugenie Royal Ascot race meeting, Berkshire, Britain - 17 Jun 2014  (Rex Features via AP Images)

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall got into the spirit. (Rex Feature via AP Images)

Isn't it just the worst, when someone shows up in the same dress, times three! (Rex Features via AP Images)

Isn’t it just the worst, when someone shows up in the same dress, times four? (Rex Features via AP Images)

This race horse goer probably doesn't risk seeing her hat coming and going. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Not that anyone’s keeping score, this race-goer gets points for originality. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Race goers hang onto their hats in a gusty wind as they arrive on the first day of the Royal Ascot horse racing meeting at Ascot, England, Tuesday, June, 17, 2014. Royal Ascot the annual five day horse race meeting that Britain's Queen Elizabeth II attends every day of the event. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Race-goers are sure not to lose their hats in a gusty wind. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

On the other hand, this whimsacle hat just might fly away on its own. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

On the other hand, this whimsical hat just might fly away on its own. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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Four friends wear floral-inspired fascinators. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

TV Presenter Anneka Tanaka-Svenska. Royal Ascot race meeting, Berkshire, Britain - 17 Jun 2014  (Rex Features via AP Images)

TV Presenter Anneka Tanaka-Svenska can pull off a one-person Wave with this topper. (Rex Features via AP Images)

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