Royal Ascot 2020: Rainbow-themed hats auctioned for charity

More than 40 rainbow-themed hats to celebrate Royal Ascot in lockdown are being auctioned to raise money for front-line charities.

Rainbow-themed hats
Royal Ascot

Flat racing's biggest meeting is taking place behind closed doors for the first time this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Royal Ascot and the British Hat Guild have invited milliners to create hats using the popular lockdown rainbow theme with 44 up for grabs from designers including Stephen Jones, who has created catwalk designs for the likes of Vivienne Westwood.

The cash raised will be split between four front-line charities - The National Emergencies Trust Relief Fund, NHS Charities Together, The Care Workers Charity and the Berkshire Community Foundation.