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Queen Elizabeth II: 60 years of hats

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Queen Elizabeth II watches as Jockey Frankie Detorri crosses the finish line to win the Vodafone Derby with Irish horse Authorized on the second day of the annual Vodafone Derby horse race at Epsom Downs, Surrey, on June 2, 2007.

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Carl de Souza

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Diamond Jubilee today.

As we remember the Queen's 60 years of reign as England's monarch, we would also like to remember the many fancy hats that have graced Her Majesty's head during the past six decades.

Queen Elizabeth II has worn at least 5,000 hats since her rule began on February 6, 1952, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

From bows and beanies to flowers and feathers on her head, Queen Elizabeth has effortlessly pulled off these extravagnant head pieces as she does her crown.

Fans of the Duchess of Cambridge, also known as Kate Middleton, may beg to differ, but today we remember why Queen Elizabeth II is the ultimate Queen of Hats. 

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    Queen Elizabeth II waves to supporters after opening the new stand during the Five Nations Championship match between England and Wales at Twickenham in London on Mar. 19, 1994.

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    David Cannon

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    Queen Elizabeth II smiles at the Stratford Theater as actors perform the wedding scene from Shakespeare's "The Taming Of The Shrew" in in Stratford, Ontario, on June 28, 1997.

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    Andre Pichette

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    Queen Elizabeth II holds onto her hat while waiting in London for Chinese President Jiang Zemin to arrive on Oct. 19, 1999 for the ceremonial welcoming at the start of his four-day state visit to Britain.

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    Adam Butler

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    Queen Elizabeth II visits RAF Marham on Jan. 30, 2002, on the first public engagement of her Jubilee year.

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    Andrew Parson

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    The Queen waves to admirers as she arrives to watch The Vodafone Derby run at Epsom Racecourse in Epsom on June 8, 2002.

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    Julian Herbert

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    Queen Elizabeth II smiles during a visit to The Royal Veterinary College in Hertfordshire on Oct. 30, 2003.

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    Kirsty Wigglesworth

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    Queen Elizabeth II arrives at St Paul's Cathedral in London on Oct. 24, 2005 to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the United Nations Organization.

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    Carl de Souza

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    Queen Elizabeth II wears a hat designed by Philip Somerville and silk coat and dress by Karl Ludwig as she inspects an honor guard during a welcoming ceremony at the Istana (presidential palace) in Singapore on Mar. 17, 2006.

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    Jonathan Drake

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    Queen Elizabeth II smiles during a visit to the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland on May 8, 2007.

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    Larry Downing

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    Queen Elizabeth II watches as Jockey Frankie Detorri crosses the finish line to win the Vodafone Derby with Irish horse Authorized on the second day of the annual Vodafone Derby horse race at Epsom Downs, Surrey, on June 2, 2007.

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    Carl de Souza

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    Queen Elizabeth II (R) speaks with French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Windsor, west of London, on Mar. 26, 2008.

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    Adrian Dennis

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    Queen Elizabeth II attends the 2008 Derby Festival at the Epsom Downs horse race course on June 7, 2008

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    Shaun Curry

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    Queen Elizabeth II visits the Hrebienok ski resort in Slovakia on Oct. 24, 2008.

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    Joe Klamar

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    Queen Elizabeth II leaves HMCS St John's after the International Fleet Review on June 29, 2010 in Halifax, Canada.

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    Chris Jackson

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    Queen Elizabeth II visits Wallets Marts in Castle Douglas, Scotland on July 14, 2010.

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    Andrew Milligan

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    Queen Elizabeth II holds on to her hat in high winds as she arrives for a visit to RAF Valley in Anglesey, Wales on April 1, 2011.

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    Christopher Furlong

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    Queen Elizabeth II leaves Westminster Abbey in central London following the Royal Maundy Service on April 21, 2011.

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    Leon Neal