Favourite New Royal Hat: April 2018

April usually brings us a series of new hats as we transition from winter to spring fashions and this year was no different.  Eight designs – perchers, boaters, saucers, a fedora, a boater, a beret and a cloche – stood out as particularly successful, based on your comments, and it’s now time to choose a favourite from this group.

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 eight finalists for April, shown in the order they were worn:

1.Apr 1, 2018 | Royal Hats     2.Apr 1, 2018 in Emily London | Royal Hats   
Princess Anne’s turquoise felt fedora with feathers and double hatband worn April 1 for Easter
Princess Beatrice’s textured pink tweed boater from Emily London worn April 1
      3.Apr 1, 2018 in Juliette Botterill | Royal Hats     4.
Autumn Philips in an ice blue Juliette Botterill button percher with silk abacca looped bow worn April 1
Countess of Wessex’s Jane Taylor navy and cream woven straw saddle saucer with navy twists worn April 1
   5.     6.
Princess Hanako’s green silk covered hat with dotted tulle net trim worn April 18
Princess Beatrice’s natural straw patterned saucer with twists by Jane Taylor worn April 22
   7.    8.
Meghan Markle’s black straw beret with beaded dragonfly by Philip Treacy worn April 25
Queen Mathilde’s red straw cloche hat by Fabienne Delvigne worn in America on April 25
This poll will remain open until next Sunday, May 13  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!