Favourite New Royal Hat: March 2018

The royal calendar was a busy one last month with several high profile events – Cheltenham Festival, state visits and Commonwealth Observance Service – that inevitably included some new royal hats. Ten of the new designs we saw last month received particularly positive feedback. It is now time to take a closer look at the beret, saucer, fedora, upsweep, cocktail perchers and wide brimmed designs that make up this colourful group and choose a top pick. The winner of this poll will again move forward as a semi-finalist in our year end contest 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 on each hat. Here are these ten finalists for March, shown in the order they were worn:
1.Mar 12, 2018 in AK | Royal Hats     2.Mar 12, 2018 in Stephen Jones | Royal Hats
Queen Elizabeth’s burgundy silk crepe hat with cherry blossoms and feathers by Angela Kelly worn Mar 12
Meghan Markle’s sleek Stephen Jones designed ivory felt beret worn on Commonwealth Day, Mar 12
3.Mar 13, 2018 in Goldust Millinery | Royal Hats      4.Mar 14, 2018 in Juliette Botterill | Royal Hats
Zara Tindall in a grey Goldust Millinery fedora with navy and turquoise hatband worn on Mar 13
Zara Tindall’s red felt saucer with silk rose trim by Juliette Botterill worn to Cheltenham on Mar 14 
5.Mar 15, 2018 in FD | Royal Hats    6.Mar 15, 2018 in Sally Ann Provan | Royal Hats
Queen Máxima’s grey hat with tall crown by Fabienne Delvigne worn in The Hague on Mar 15
Zara Tindall’s peacock blue felt percher with leather camellia by Sally Ann Provan worn Mar 15
7.Mar 16, 2018 | Royal Hats   8.Mar 16, 2018 | Royal Hats
Princess Anne’s purple felt fedora with feathers and looped bow worn to Cheltenham on Mar 16
Autumn Phillips’ black bumper base cocktail hat with pheasant feathers worn on Mar 16

9.Mar 16, 2018 in FD | Royal Hats  10.Mar 27, 2018 in RTM | Royal Hats
Queen Mathilde’s emerald felt Fabienne Delvigne design with flat crown worn in Canada on Mar 16
Queen Elizabeth’s pink felt Rachel Trevor Morgan design with silk flowers worn Mar 27 in Plymouth
This poll will remain open until next Sunday, April 15 at midnight GMT. As in the past, each computer or mobile device can vote twice per day for as many hats as you wish. Happy voting!
Photos from WPA Pool, Max Mumby/Indigo, Max Mumby/Indigo, Max Mumby/Indigo, Patrick van Katwijk, Max Mumby/Indigo, Steven Paston/PA Images, Max Mumby/Indigo via Getty; Benoit Doppagne / Frederic Sierakowski via Belga Photo Pool;  WPA Pool via Getty

One thought on “Favourite New Royal Hat: March 2018

  1. Oh dear…I missed that green hat by Q Mathilde on her recent rip to Canada….and I would have to say I am glad I did. Sorry….too loud, too green, too not quite right…golly. It is making me feel seasick. Sorry to those who love it…haven’t checked the poll. But Her Majesty in Burgundy and Zara in Pink…now we’re talking. Oh and Autumn…she looked fab that day, very put together.

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