Happy Holidays!

To all of you, who make this little blog the loveliest of places to be, I wish you a very happy Christmas season and a wonderful New Year.


I’m going to take a few days off the blog to enjoy the holidays. I’ll be back on January 4 with polls and a review of any events that are missed. In the meantime, please use the comments below to share greetings with each other and any royal hat related events. If you received a hat for Christmas, I certainly want to hear about it!

Artwork from Cambridge University Library Special Collection

19 thoughts on “Happy Holidays!

  1. Thank you for all your hard work! This is such a wonderful–and well done–blog. Here’s hoping 2017 brings many more interesting hats, along with peace and prosperity.

  2. I wish all of you nothing but the best for 2017! I realize this is probably going to be sill but as a guy I find that I am quite interested in royal hats and attire. All of the ladies on the blog are very stylish!

  3. Happy Holidays! Thanks for all your work.

    Sankei year-end extra edition has hats for Princesses Hisako, Tsuguko, and Ayako at an exhibition in February:

    In late October, Princesses Hisako and Ayako wore hats to the closing ceremony of the National Disability Sports Tournament (click the last photo)

    In late November, Princess Hisako wore a hat to open the “Relais & Chateaux Tokyo conference on food related challenges of tomorrow” conference.

  4. thank you, Hat Queen, for all your hard work throughout the year. — from me and all your friends in San Antonio, Texas.

  5. Thank you Hat Queen for all your hard work in find photographs of ‘royal hats’. Your hard work is appreciated and I wish you all the best for 2017 from here in Australia.

  6. Merry Christmas and a very Happy, healthy New Year to you Hat Queen and to all our friends in the U.K. from here in the State of New Jersey in the United States of America. Every day I come to peruse your blog…so wonderfully entertaining, smart, informative and always interesting. I love hats, and it’s so much fun to anticipate who will wear the prettiest, most stylish of designers’ hats and which of all royals will best wear them. Please keep up the great work you do!

  7. Thank you, Hat Queen, for your extraordinary commitment to keeping us up-to-date with royal headwear. Wishing you a well-derserved respite and best wishes to all for a happy, healthy, and well-hatted 2017!

  8. Best wishes to all for a peaceful and safe festive season – have loved spending time here over the past year so thank you, HQ, for all your hard work. We may not say it often enough, but it’s greatly appreciated. No hat for Christmas, but I did get some MARVELLOUS chocolates and a couple of good books!


  9. Tidings of the season to you HatQueen, enjoy your time off, and a Happy New Year!
    We are all so VERY grateful for your hard work in producing this flawless confection of style, amusement, and folly — as well as your wonderful commentary and insights. Also thanks to the other Royal Hat Blog readers as well, MrFitzroy always enjoys reading the comments here!

    Best to all in 2017! May we see some fabulous new hats ahead (and on heads), as well as repeats of special favorites.

  10. HatQueen your hard work is SO MUCH appreciated! I have learnt so much from you and had such fun with you and other posters on this site. You have given so much pleasure to us all. Thank you! Have a lovely holiday and come back renewed to amuse, entertain and educate us next year.

  11. Princess Ayako of Takamado wore a small brown hat to the 38th Empress’s Cup Final of all women’s Japanese soccer on December 25, 2016 in Chiba, Japan
    Embed from Getty Images
    Embed from Getty Images

    • I agree and also thing that Prince George is the spitting image of Kate’s father, Michael. Just look at that hair…so alike.

  12. Princess Charlotte wore a sweet red hair bow (presumably from Amaia Kids again) to church with her Middleton relations on Christmas Day
    Embed from Getty Images

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