In our year-end wrap up of royal hats, the ultimate winner is the hat choosen for favourite new design of the year. Twelve polls narrowed down your favourites in this category to seventeen designs from fifteen different milliners- each one, a winner in its own right. From these seventeen designs, here are your top five favourite new hats worn in 2016:
Zara Tindall in a navy felt percher beret covered in feathers by Rosie Olivia worn on March 16
Crown Princess Mary at Prince Oscar’s christening on May 27 in Susanne Juul’s black straw picture hat with waved brim
Duchess of Cambridge’s royal blue percher with leaf trim by Silvia Fletcher for Lock & Co. on Sep 24
Lady Brabourne’s grey and silver hat with upswept brim by Dillon Wallwork worn June 25
Princess Charlene on Nov 19 in Rachel Trevor Morgan’s black and white straw pyramid hat with roses
We see Princess Charlene in very few hats but there was no doubt, based on all your reactions to the hat she wore for Monaco National Day celebrations this year, that this stunning design was something very special. Congratulations to Rachel Trevor Morgan, whose work for Queen Elizabeth we have long admired, for claiming your pick for top royal hat of 2016.
Please jump over to this post for full poll results or link back to original features of each hat or head over to the Fan Page to compare your 2016 winners with your top picks from years past.