Favourite New Royal Hat: May 2018

Any month that includes a major royal wedding, garden parties and state visits in addition to regular engagements is going to bring us a stream of new hats and that is exactly what we saw in May!  Ten designs – perchers, mushroom brimmed pictures, saucers, an upsweep, a pillbox and a pinwheel – stood out as particularly memorable, based on your comments, and it’s now time to choose a favourite from this group.

If you struggle to choose your favourite(s), do remember 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 May, shown in the order they were worn:

1.   2.May 19, 2018 in Philip Treacy | Royal Hats    
Duchess of Cornwall’s layered pink feather pinwheel hat by Philip Treacy worn May 19
Duchess of Cambridge’s fluted cream straw saucer with roses and twists by Philip Treacy worn May 19
      3.June 19, 2018 in Jane Taylor | Royal Hats   4.May 19, 2018 in Juliette Botterill | Royal Hats   
Countess of Wessex’s blue straw percher with crescent feather trim by Jane Taylor worn May 19
Autumn Philips in a teal straw vertical saucer with feathers by Juliette Botterill worn May 19

   5.May 19, 2018 in Rosie Olivia | Royal Hats   6.May 19, 2018 in Stephen Jones | Royal Hats
Zara Tindall in a navy straw Rosie Olivia percher with ruffle, roses and tulle worn May 19
Lady Sarah Chatto’s textured navy straw mushroom brim hat by Stephen Jones worn May 19
7.May 22, 2018 in Philip Treacy | Royal Hats   8.May 22, 2018 in Philip Treacy | Royal Hats   
Duchess of Cornwall’s cream straw Philip Treacy sideweep with lace trim worn May 22
Duchess of Sussex’s blush straw saucer with molded shallow crown by Philip Treacy worn May 22
9.May 22, 2018 | Royal Hats   10.May 23, 2018 | Royal Hats 
Princess Tsuguko’s textured white pillbox with ice blue binding and folded fan trim worn May 22
Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie’s almond straw mushroom brimmed hat with flower trim worn May 23
This poll will remain open until next Friday, June 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!

4 thoughts on “Favourite New Royal Hat: May 2018

  1. I love pink so Camilla’s hat is my favourite – I love how the feathers echo her hair do/layers. I did laugh when some described the hat as a squashed flamingo LOL!!!

  2. This was a really difficult task to pick just one! I loved the subtle colors of the DofC and the lovely blue of the CofW but the real standout to me is Lady Sarah Chatto’s navy mushroom brim which complimented her navy dress. She got my vote!

  3. What a beautiful selection we have to choose from. With all the wedding hoo-ha I kind of missed how lovely the detail on Autumn’s hat really is.

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