Here are some incredibly bonkers hats from Royal Ascot 2016

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We all know that Royal Ascot means three things: punters shouting at horses, lots of drunk posh people and absolutely astonishing headwear. Here are a selection of the most mind-boggling hats we spotted at Royal Ascot 2016.

Countess Sophie of Wessex during day three of Royal Ascot 2016, at Ascot Racecourse.
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This is like one of those pieces you spot in the Tate and spend a long time staring at with your head cocked. Is it a bedraggled flamingo? An artistic recreation of the sassy flamenco dancer emoji? A fancy napkin fanned out at a Chinese restaurant? Is it art? Who knows. Not even Countess Sophie of Wessex knows.

Racegoer Michelle Foley
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Look into this woman's eyes. Those are not the eyes of a happy, carefree lady who can waggle her head as much as she pleases. Those are the eyes of someone who must keep their head perfectly still for the entire day or the giant heap of feathers might come tumbling off and land in someone else's champagne flute. Hang in there pal, you can do this. If it all gets too much, lob your headwear at someone you don't like and shout "bird attack".

Model Fiona Fudge arrives on day three of Royal Ascot 2016
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Isn't it terrible when you sit down in a cafe and realise that the tabletop in front of you is uncovered hard, shiny wood? If only there was an easy way to carry your own comforting gingham tablecloth around to avoid these situations...

Lustra Adams poses for photographers on the third day of the Royal Ascot
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Not sure what to do with your Indian headdress now cultural appropriation is a festival fashion faux pas? No bother, make like Lustra Adams and turn it into a fabulous Ascot hat.

A racegoers hat during day three of Royal Ascot 2016, at Ascot Racecourse.
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"Darling what are you thinking of wearing to Asc-"
"HORSE."
"No dear, what sort of look are you go-"
"HORSE."
"I'm talking about your dress and ha-"
"HORSE."

A racegoers wearing a hat that supports dairy farmers
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BREXIT HAT! IT'S A BREXIT HAT!

Rebecca Johnson wears an ornate hat,
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Fashion inspiration is everywhere, you guys. Even in your nan's fruitbowl.

Marinika Smirnova
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QUICKLY, EVERYONE TAKE COVER! THE INSECTS HAVE FINALLY TURNED ON US AFTER YEARS OF IMPRISONMENT IN KEW GARDENS AND BEING STARED AT BY DAMIEN HIRST! TAKE COVER.

Oh no sorry, our mistake. It's just a huge, bonkers hat. As you were.

Racegoer Hayley Palmer during day two of Royal Ascot 2016
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It's fine, vision was totally overrated anyway.