Headpieces made of flowers, feathers and other fanciful fluff were front and center at the recent garden party held by the Greenwich Branch of the English Speaking Union.
These accessories, known as fascinators, attach to the hair by a comb, headband or clip and were made popular last year at the wedding of Prince William and Princess Kate after being seen by viewers throughout the world on their televised marriage ceremony.
And at the Greenwich event, the women wore them in style.
This year's garden party, held at the home of Natalie Pray in backcountry Greenwich, celebrated "The Queen's Birthday and Diamond Jublilee," the 60th year of Elizabeth II's reign. (Her birthday actually falls on April 21.)
Postcript: Officials of the 2012 Royal Ascot have this year ruled against women wearing "fascinators" at the Royal Ascot's Royal Enclosure, where Queen Elizabeth II and other top guests watch the races. The ruling reportedly states, "Hats should be worn; a headpiece which has a base of four inches or more in diameter."