While our readers in the southern hemisphere are enjoying the start of spring, those of us in northern locations are watching leaves change colour and feeling the undeniable crisp coolness of autumn. Our polls this month are both going to feature fall-themed Philip Treacy designed hats trimmed with leaves. The first royal hat face off includes two Scandinavian crown princesses in monochrome wool felt hats. While the brims are slightly different, both hats feature tall crowns (related to a cloche shape) and are both characterized by their trim of trailing monochrome leaves (I believe, of the red oak variety). The question I put to you, dear readers, is who wore it best?
Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, April 29, 2009
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, December 6, 2004
*For those of you eagle eyed readers who recall the Duchess of Cornwall in a hat with similar trim, you are indeed correct! We’re going to look at her hat, tomorrow.
The poll will remain open until October 20 and we will celebrate the winner shortly thereafter. Happy voting!