Today marks just 19 days to the start of Royal Ascot. While there are a few major hatted events for us to enjoy in the intervening time (Trooping the Colour, Garter Service), nothing quite holds a candle to Ascot, the premiere event for the British season of racing and for royal hat watching! In the weeks leading up to Ascot last year, we looked at all the hats and headpieces Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and the Countess of Wessex have worn to the Ascot over the years – we’re going to continue these retrospectives again this year, starting today with the Duchess of Cambridge.
2016 and 2017: Ascot debut on June 15, 2016 in a Jane Taylor designed saucer in natural straw mesh trimmed with gold paint flecked feathers, cream silk roses and twists. White lace trimmed design of unknown origin on June 20, 2017 with a lattice crin brim, silk flower sprays and lace bows.
*UPDATE- Since this post was originally published, the Duchess has worn the following hats to Royal Ascot:
What do you think of the Duchess’ hats at Royal Ascot?