Who Wore It Best: October 2013 Poll

2013 10 navy Pillbox

The Royal Hats Bog

While preparing an upcoming post on pillbox hats (stay tuned later this week!) I found an interesting royal millinery phenomenon- the navy pillbox. It seems almost every royal has worn one. Since navy is one of my favourite colours and the pillbox is so popular among you, dear readers, I cannot resist asking the question- Who Wore It Best?

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, March 22, 2012 | The Royal Hats Blog     The Countess of Wessex, December 25, 2011 | The Royal Hats Blog     The Duchess of Gloucester, October 9, 2009 | The Royal Hats Blog

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, September 17, 2002 | The Royal Hats Blog     Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, June 20, 2006 | The Royal Hats Blog     Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, April 14, 2011 | The Royal Hats Blog

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, March 22, 2012; The Countess of Wessex, December 25, 2011; The Duchess of Gloucester, October 9, 2009; Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, September 17, 2002; Princess Haya, June 20, 2006; and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, April 14, 2011

As per usual, this poll will remain open until midnight GMT on October 15 and the results will be shared the next morning. You are welcome to vote as many times as you wish!

Photos from Patrick van Katwijk via Corbis; Chris Jackson and Samir Hussein via Getty; Jasper Juinen via Corbis; The Official Website of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein;  and Monarchy Press

4 thoughts on “Who Wore It Best: October 2013 Poll

  1. Very, very tough decision between Maria-Theresa and Anne-Marie. In the end, I just couldn’t resist the pillbox/flip-hairstyle combo on M-T. Haya was very close in the running. Is this hat identical to the white one she wore to Ascot? Sophie and Birgitte have them tilted just a bit too far back, IMHO. Bea with the feathers and all the way forward? just…no.

  2. I love them all. The one worn by the Countess of Wessex is a little too small for my taste, but they all look great. My favorite is the one worn by the Duchess of Gloucester followed closely by Grand Duchess Maria Teresa.

    • I think we have also established how different a pillbox can look with different trims (feathers, bows, woven straw patterns) and how placement on the head makes a big difference as well.

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