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21/06/2013 09:26 BST | Updated 21/08/2013 06:12 BST

Royal Ascot 2013: Hats & Hijinks As Race-Goers Show Their Playful Sides On Ladies' Day (PICTURES)

Race-goers at Royal Ascot have been letting their hair down for Ladies' Day, as these pictures attest.

While the Queen was busy counting her winnings after her filly Estimate finished first, hats and shoes were being discarded, champagne was being guzzled and revelry was in progress.

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Steady on: A steward gives a wobbly woman a hand

At a guess there are probably a few sore heads today, as well as grazed knees.

Ascot Revellers