Best Repeated Royal Hat: Ascot 2016

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With so many fantastic royal hats seen during the month of June, we’re going to break up our favourites polls into a few more manageable groups. First up, we’re going to choose our favourite repeated royal hats worn at Royal Ascot.

The races this year saw nine repeated designs on five different royal heads that, based on your comments, were worn to particular success. It’s now time to choose one winner. 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 nine finalists, in the order that they were worn:

1.Queen Elizabeth, June 14, 2016 in Rachel Trevor Morgan | Royal Hats  2.Princess Beatrice, June 14, 2016 in Sarah Cant | Royal Hats  3.Crown Princess Mary, June 15, 2016 in Jane Taylor | Royal Hats

Queen Elizabeth’s yellow hat with raised brim, blue flowers and brown leaves by Rachel Trevor Morgan worn on Day 1
 Princess Beatrice’s navy percher saucer with brown burnt feather trim by Sarah Cant worn on Day 1
Crown Princess Mary in a vertical gold straw disc saucer with silk flower and feather trim by Jane Taylor worn on Day 2

4.Duchess of Cornwall, June 15, 2016 in Philip Treacy | Royal Hats  5.Princess Michael of Kent, June 16, 2016 in Philip Treacy | Royal Hats  6.Princess Beatrice, June 17, 2016 in Sarah Cant | Royal Hats

The Duchess of Cornwall’s cream straw hat with taupe twist trim by Philip Treacy worn on Day 2
Princess Michael of Kent in a Philip Treacy slate blue slice hat with crin ruffles and feathers worn on Day 3
Princess Beatrice’s aqua blue sedge hat with navy bow and embroidery by Sarah Cant worn on Day 4

7.Princess Michael of Kent, June 17, 2016 in John Boyd | Royal Hats 8.Queen Elizabeth, June 18, 2016 in Angela Kelly | Royal Hats 9.Duchess of Cornwall, June 18, 2016 in Philip Treacy | Royal Hats 

Princess Michael of Kent’s cream hat with ostrich feather boa by John Boyd worn on Day 4
Queen Elizabeth in an Angela Kelly designed turquoise straw hat with pleated crin crown wrap worn on Day 5
The Duchess of Cornwall’s Philip Treacy cream and navy straw picture hat with feather worn on Day 5

This poll will remain open until Friday, July 8. Each computer or mobile device may vote once every 12 hours for as many hats as strike your fancy although there will be only one winner. To avoid unnecessary influence, results will remain hidden until the poll closes. Happy voting!

Photos from Chris Jackson, Chris JacksonChris Jackson, Kirstin Sinclair, Max Mumby/IndigoMax Mumby/Indigo, Mark Cuthbert, Kirstin Sinclair and Julian Parker via Getty 

4 thoughts on “Best Repeated Royal Hat: Ascot 2016

  1. This was tough. I wanted to vote for #6 because this is such a vast improvement over Beatrice’s usual millinery. But in the end I thought #3 was the loveliest hat.

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