After looking at all the royal hats we saw in 2014, you, dearest readers, narrowed down your choice for the royal with best overall millinery style to just five candidates. While the race for second, third and fourth place was very tight, our winner ran away with the category (and with our hat loving hearts, I expect!), I’m pleased to share the results as follows:
Queen Elizabeth (see all of Her Majesty’s hats of 2014 at this post)
Queen Máxima! While some of Queen Máxima’s hats topped your list of least favourites last year, the overall contents of her millinery closet remain so popular with royal hat watchers that she easily won this category. Several of you commented about her fearless, risk-taking approach to millinery (which accounts for her hats topping our favourite and least favourite lists) and noted how exciting it is for us spectators to see what she will wear next. I’m sure that you all join me in eagerly looking forward to what hat surprises Máxima has in store for us this year!
One of these lovely royal ladies celebrated a milestone birthday today- check back tomorrow afternoon for a look back at some of her many fantastic hats.
All hats above worn by Queen Máxima were designed by Fabienne Delvigne. Please click on each photo to link back to the original post with additional information on each piece.
Photos of Queen Máxima from Semana; Hollandse Hoogte via Corbis; Andreas Rentz via Getty: Patrick van Katwijk and Patrick van Katwijk via Monarchy Press Europe; Koen van Weel via ANP; Alexander Koerner and Mark Cuthbert via Getty; Patrick van Katwijk via Corbis; Franco Origlia/Stringer and Michele Porro/Stringer via Getty