Favourite New Royal Hat: January & February 2018

For our second poll of 2018, we turn our attention to most successful new hats we saw worn in January and February. Ten designs were met with particular admiration, all in dark, wintry hues.  It is now time to take a closer look at this group of cloche, bumper, wide brimmed, fedora, split crown and brimless designs and choose a top pick. The winner of this poll will be put forward as the first semi-finalist for Readers’ Favourite New Royal Hat of 2018.

Please click on each photo or caption to link back to original feature posts with additional views, information, and discussion. Here are these ten diverse hats, shown in the order they were worn:
1.Jan 1, 2018 | Royal Hats     2.Feb 1, 2018 in Lacorine| Royal Hats 
Princess Hisako’s black felt hat with upswept vented brim worn Jan 1 for a football match
Duchess of Cambridge’s brown Lacorine alpaca hat with wide cuffed brim worn Jan 7, 2018 (shown on Jan 30)
3.      4. 
Princess Philomena d’Orleans in a black picture hat with organza overlay and flower worn Jan 8
Queen Elizabeth’s dark green squared cloche with knot and quill trim by Rachel Trevor Morgan worn Jan 21 
 5.Jan 23, 2018 | Royal Hats    6.Jan 24, 2018 | Royal Hats
Princess Beatrix’s black straw hat with upswept brim and silver hatband worn Jan 23 in Utrecht
Princess Kiko in a black felt cloche with diagonal crown wrap and side bow on January 24 in Tokyo
7.Feb 1, 2018 | Royal Hats     8.Feb 2, 2018 | Royal Hats  
Princess Margriet’s navy felt fedora with raised brim on one side worn Feb 1 Ouwekerk
Princess Nobuko in an asymmetrical black hat with back bow for a Feb 2 flower exhibition
9.Feb 2. 2018 in Angela Kelly | Royal Hats    10.Feb 16, 2108 | Royal Hats
Queen Elizabeth’s purple felt split crown hat with upturned brim, side bow & pompom by Angela Kelly worn Feb 2
Crown Princess Victoria’s tall black faux fur bumper hat worn in Lithuania on Feb 16
The poll will remain open until next Friday, March 16 at midnight GMT and as usual, each computer or mobile device can vote twice per day for as many hats as you wish. Happy voting!
Photos from Etsuo Hara and Samir Hussein via Getty; Alain Guizard/Best Image; Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty; Albert Nieboer via PPE Agency; The Asahi Shimbun via Getty; Robin Utrecht via AFP; SankeiPress Association via The British Monarchy;    

One thought on “Favourite New Royal Hat: January & February 2018

  1. Since 7 of the 10 hats are black, I feel compelled to vote for some COLOR! I love the Duchess of Cambridge’s alpaca hats (in all the different colors that she has) and Her Majesty’s purple hat is terrific. I did vote for 1 black hat though; Princess Philomena’s hat is lovely and I’m a big fan of organza.

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