Top Repeated Royal Hat: October & November 2017


October and November saw a number of repeated royal hats which, based on readers’ comments, were met with particular approval and admiration. As we wind down this year of royal hats, we’re now going to choose a winner from these eleven special designs to put forward in our contest for favourite repeated royal hat of the year.

Please click on each hat to link back to its original feature post with additional views and information. Here are these eleven millinery finalists, shown in the order they were worn:
1.Oct 3, 2017 in Jane Taylor     2.Oct 3, 2017 in Susanne Juul
Crown Princess Mary’s purple felt Jane Taylor pillbox with side feather trim worn on Oct 3
Princess Benedikte’s red felt stacked beret by Susanne Juul worn to open parliament on Oct 3
3.Oct 5, 2017 in Jane Taylor | Royal Hats     4.Oct 10, 2017 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats      
Countess of Wessex’s natural straw hat with lattice brim and coral feather by Jane Taylor worn in Brunei Oct 5
Queen Máxima’s gold straw upswept ‘slice’ picture hat by Fabienne Delvigne worn Oct 10 in Portugal
5.Oct 12, 2017 | Royal Hats     6.Oct 12, 2017 | Royal Hats  
Princess Beatrix in a  large burgundy straw bumper hat October 12 in Amsterdam
Princess Astrid’s black felt hat with flat crown and cartwheel brim worn Oct 12

7.Oct 12, 2017 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats     8.Oct 17, 2017 in RTM | Royal Hats

Queen Máxima’s pink striped abacca headpiece with silk roses by Fabienne Delvigne worn Oct 12 in Portugal
Princess Alexandra in a blue tulle picture hat with blue & gold flowers by Rachel Trevor Morgan worn Oct 17

9.Oct 19, 2017 in RTM | Royal Hats     10.Oct 27, 2017 | Royal Hats 

Queen Elizabeth’s pink hat with grey straw flowers by Rachel Trevor Morgan worn Oct 19
Queen Margrethe’s purple pillbox with black feather and sequin trim worn Oct 27 & Oct 31


Duchess of Cambridge’s black felt Philip Treacy picture hat with upswept brim and bow worn Nov 12

Now it’s time to cast your votes! The poll will remain open until next Saturday, December 30 at midnight GMT and each computer or mobile device can vote twice per day for as many hats as you wish (so don’t worry if you can’t choose a single favourite!) Happy voting!

Photos from Keld Navntoft/Scanpix; Mazur/; British Monarchy; Patrick van Katwijk via Getty; Belga; Chris Jackson and Patrick van Katwijk via Getty; Rachel Trevor Morgan; WPA Pool, Elisabetta Villa and Mark Cuthbert  via Getty

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