After a very quiet month of royal hats in February, March buzzed to life with a number of new royal hats thanks to several state visits, the Cheltenham Festival and Easter. From your comments, ten new pieces stood out as particularly successful and now that I’m finally back from vacation, it’s time to choose a winner from these fine finalists.
Click on any of the photos below to jump back to original posts with additional photos and information on each hat. Here are your favourite new royal hats worn in March 2016, in the order that we saw them:
Queen Máxima in a coffee slice-brimmed picture hat by Fabienne Delvigne worn March 10 in France
Zara Phillips Tindall in a purple percher hat with rose trim worn to the Cheltenham Races on March 15
Zara Phillips Tindall in a navy percher beret with feather trim by Rosie Olivia worn on March 16
Zara Phillips Tindall in a slate blue Gina Foster beret percher hat with flying bow worn on March 19
Queen Elizabeth in a yellow hat with blue flower trim by Rachel Trevor Morgan worn on March 27
Princess Beatrice in a copper straw saucer hat with pheasant feather trim by Juliette Botterill worn on March 27
Princess Eugenie in a Juliette Botterill designed pink percher hat with velvet rose worn on March 27
The Countess of Wessex in a black beret percher hat by Jane Taylor worn on March 27
Autumn Phillips in a dark grey percher hat with curling ribbon trim worn on March 27
Voting will remain open until April 29 at midnight GMT and each computer or mobile device can vote once per day for as many hats as you wish. To keep things mysterious, results will not be visible until the poll closes. Happy voting!