-Ladbrokes commissioned Rainbow themed hat honours Royal Ascot tradition- 

Today (18th June) supermodel Jodie Kidd led the glamour stakes in a beautifully designed hat, commissioned by bookmakers Ladbrokes, to celebrate one of the most popular bets placed by race-goers during Royal Ascot – on the colour of the Queen’s hat.

The hat, designed in the shape of a crown, is adorned with a series of mini hats, each of which represents one of the colours the Queen could wear to the races and includes odds on the most likely colours.  Ladbrokes commissioned society milliner Ilda Di Vico to design the hat which took several weeks to create by hand.

Jodie Kidd says: “Hats off to Ladbrokes for my beautiful headpiece. The Queen always leads the fashion stakes at Royal Ascot and I think this is a fun and cheeky tribute to Her Majesty.”

Nicola McGeady from Ladbrokes says: “Our tribute is inspired by The Queen and we’re offering odds of 3-1 that Her Majesty wears blue on the first day of Ascot.”

Milliner Ilda Di Vico comments: “This has been one of my most challenging projects yet. I really enjoyed the challenge set by Ladbrokes and think the multi-coloured hats-on-a-hat theme is a show-stopper. There’s no doubt it will make a statement and turn heads.”

The latests odds on the colour of the Queen’s hat from Ladbrokes:

Blue 3/1, Yellow 7/2, Green 4/1, Pink 9/2, Purple 6/1, Red 8/1, Orange 10/1, Cream/White 10/1, Silver 12/1, Gold 14/1, Brown 20/1, Black 50/1, Union Jack 500/1