The Winners: Best Overall Royal Hat Style in 2014

Royal HatsAfter 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:

5 The Duchess of Cambridge

Duchess of Cambridge in 2014 | Royal Hats

 

4Countess of Wessex

Countess of Wessex in 2014 | Royal Hats

 

3The Duchess of Cornwall  

Duchess of Cornwall in 2014 | Royal Hats

 

2Queen Elizabeth (see all of Her Majesty’s hats of 2014 at this post)

Queen Elizabeth in 2014 | Royal Hats

And your  1 choice for best overall royal hat style last year was…

Queen Máxima, January 20, 2014 in Fabienne Delvigne| The Royal Hats Blog Queen Máxima, June 24, 2014 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats Queen Máxima, May 27, 2014 in Fabienne Delvigne Queen Máxima, April 5, 2014 in Fabienne Delvigne | The Royal Hats Blog   Queen Máxima, March 18, 2014 in Fabienne Delvigne | The Royal Hats Blog Queen Máxima, November 13, 2014 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats Queen Máxima, May 26, 2014 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats   Queen Máxima, September 16, 2014 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats Queen Máxima, November 21, 2014 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats Queen Máxima, January 23, 2014 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats Queen Máxima, October 14, 2014 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats

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 SemanaHollandse Hoogte via Corbis; Andreas Rentz via GettyPatrick 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

6 thoughts on “The Winners: Best Overall Royal Hat Style in 2014

  1. Queen Máxima wore some of my favorites and there were only a couple, like the antlers and the bandage that I loathed. But I’m petite so I couldn’t carry off many of her hats. If I closet raided, I would take the Countess of Wessex’s hat collection, due to its variety, the conservative yet eye-catching designs and their wear-ability in everyday life.

  2. Yes Queen Max is my favorite as she is always surprising us with her choices beautiful or ugly. For me Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is second, she is more conservative with her choices yet they are always in such good taste. Now I am on the lookout for 2015 hats.

  3. I voted for Queen Maxima as number one best hat wearer. She does take risks and so obviously risks getting into the least favourite group. I hope we see some of her spectacularly good hats again in 2015 and some new ones too.

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