June is always a great time for royal hats with Ascot, the Trooping of the Colour and an inevitable summer royal wedding (this year it will be Princess Madeleine of Sweden). When I think about the perfect hat for a major summer royal event, I envision something made of light straw with a large, interesting brim. Lattice brimmed hats are a perfect fit to this criteria and two similar ones immediately come to mind- two very similar designs by Philip Treacy and one by Lock & Co. Over the past 8 years, five royal women have worn these three hats. As we approach June, the month of summer royal hats, I ask you, dear readers, who wore it best?
Princess Michael of Kent in Philip Treacy, June 2004 at Trooping Of The Colour
Queen Sonja of Norway in Lock & Co. at the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding, April 29, 2011
Duchess of Cambridge at Trooping of the Colour, June 11, 2011 in Lock & Co.
Princess Katherine of Serbia at the Luxembourg royal wedding, October 20, 2012 in Philip Treacy
Duchess of Cornwall in Philip Treacy in Melbourne, Australia November 5, 2012
As usual, voting will remain open until midnight GMT on May 29 and as per usual, I’ll unveil the winner on the 30th. You’re welcome to vote as many times for as many of these lovely hats as you wish. Happy voting!
Photos from Getty as indicated