The Winners: Favourite Royal Hats of 2014

Royal HatsWhile the vote for least favourite royal hat of 2014 was incredibly close (and yielded two ties!), the race to choose your favourite piece of royal millinery worn last year was a breakaway sprint for five unquestionably beautiful hats. These five clear winners are:

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Countess of Wessex, June 19, 2014 in Jane Taylor | Royal Hats  Countess of Wessex, June 19, 2014 in Jane Taylor | Royal Hats

The Countess of Wessex in a black wave hat worn June 19, designed by Jane Taylor

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Princess Mary, October 7, 2014 | Royal Hats  Princess Mary, October 7, 2014 | Royal Hats

Crown Princess Mary in a purple felt pillbox hat by Jane Taylor worn on October 7

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Queen Máxima, May 26, 2014 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats Queen Máxima, May 26, 2014 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats

Queen Máxima’s black and white picture hat by Fabienne Delvigne worn on May 26

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Princess Haya, June 19, 2014 in Philip Treacy | Royal Hats

 Princess Haya in a fantastic black and white Philip Treacy design worn to Ascot on June 19 

And your1 royal hat of 2014 was…

Queen Máxima, October 15, 2014 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats  Queen Máxima, October 15, 2014 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats

Queen Máxima’s boysenberry wool picture hat with upturned brim worn October 15, designed by Fabienne Delvigne

It appears, dear readers, that Philip Treacy’s 2013 predicted death of the fascinator was indeed, correct. These five winning hats create an elegant lineup of classic shapes with a little fantasy thrown in for good measure. I think that makes a foolproof formula for marvelous royal millinery. To see the runners up in this category, click over to this post.

Congratulations to Belgian milliner Fabienne Delvigne who, for the second consecutive year, designed your favourite royal hat of the year. To all the top royal milliners who created these beautiful hats- Fabienne Delvigne, Philip Treacy and Jane Taylor – we salute you!

Photos from Max Mumby/Indigo, Max Mumby/IndigoJulian Parker, Alexander Koerner, Alexander Koerner and Mark Cuthbert via Getty; and Patrick van Katwijk via Corbis

5 thoughts on “The Winners: Favourite Royal Hats of 2014

  1. I loved them all. I personally voted for Queen Máxima’s black and white picture hat and the Duchess of Cornwall’s pale blue picture hat.

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