Royal Ascot always brings us a parade of new royal hats and this year was no exception. With so many beautiful designs at the races this year, we are going to narrow down our favourites to two (yes, two!) winners to put through to our year-end contest for favourite royal hat of 2016.
Based on your comments, fourteen new millinery designs caught your eye at Royal Ascot this year. They cover the gamut of design from picture hats to perchers, lattice to lace, feathers to fabulously large flowers. Click on any of the photos to jump back to their original feature posts (complete with reviews from our expert panel of royal milliners). Here are these fourteen beauties, in the order that they were worn:
Princess Haya’s black and white feathered picture hat by Philip Treacy worn on Day 1
Zara Tindall’s electric blue percher with yellow quills by Rosie Olivia worn on Day 1
Duchess of Cornwall’s pink hat with raised brim and giant flower by Philip Treacy worn on Day 1
Queen Elizabeth’s pink and white tall cloche with winter berry trim by Angela Kelly worn on Day 2
Duchess of Cambridge in a cream mesh saucer disc with feather and rose trim by Jane Taylor worn on Day 2
Countess of Wessex’s sky blue percher hat with chevron patterned brim by Jane Taylor worn on Day 2
Queen Elizabeth’s orange straw hat with roses and blue feather trim by Angela Kelly worn on Day 3
Princess Haya’s red picture hat with straw curls and feathers by Philip Treacy worn on Day 3
Princess Eugenie’s pale pink lattice picture hat with feathers by Jess Collett worn on Day 3
Queen Elizabeth’s pink hat with spray of pink and white feathers by Angela Kelly worn on Day 4
Princess Haya’s black rose headpiece with veil worn on Day 4
Duchess of Cornwall’s blush pink slice hat with pink rose trim by Philip Treacy worn on Day 4
Princess Beatrice’s navy slice hat with silk orchids by Gina Foster worn on Day 5
Princess Eugenie’s black mushroom picture hat with pearls by Nerida Fraiman worn on Day 5
With such an amazing lineup of millinery, we’re going to choose two winners this month so please vote for more than one hat! This poll will remain open until Friday, July 8 at midnight GMT and each computer or mobile device may vote once every 12 hours for as many hats as you wish. To avoid unnecessary influence, results will remain hidden until the poll closes. Also, don’t forget to vote for your favourite repeated millinery design, over at this post. Now get voting!
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Am I the only one that hates Camilla’s pink rose monstrosity?
So many wonderful choices!
bonjour, pourquoi n’avoir pas mis dans ce choix le chapeau porté par la comtesse de Wessex le jour 3 ?
That hat received a very mixed response (much was not positive) and as such, is not included here.
Oops HatQueen I LOVE the idea of a “gamete” of design – it adds a new delicious element to our hat-watching!! (Think you meant gamut… but sometimes autocorrect gives us a giggle..).
Darn auto correct… glad to provide a giggle! Correction made.