Ascot Prediction: Queen Elizabeth’s Hat On Day 1

What colour hat do you think Queen Elizabeth will wear for the first day of Ascot on Tuesday? To inform your guess, here is a look at the last ten hats she has worn for public engagements along with her five Ascot hats (shown from Tuesday to Saturday) in each of the past three years. Reader Chicago Chuck, who will attend the first three days of racing this year, will place a £20 bet on the colour of your choices, with all winnings going to your choice of charity as well. 

Last Ten Hats Worn For Public Engagements: 

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Ascot Hats in 2017: 

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Ascot Hats in 2016: 

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Ascot Hats in 2015:

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It’s now time to vote! I’ll pass your choice on to Chicago Chuck first thing Tuesday morning. Because of the short time frame of this poll, each computer or mobile device can vote up to five times per day.
Photos from Getty as indicated

8 thoughts on “Ascot Prediction: Queen Elizabeth’s Hat On Day 1

  1. Without seeing these photos I would have guessed blue but since she’s worn so much blue recently I think it will be something else.

    HatQueen, what’s your guess?

    • The past two years on the first day of Ascot, the Queen has repeated a hat worn just once before. If she does that again (which she might not!), my guess is this Rachel Trevor Morgan turquoise and black hat with pink flowers. She also debuted a pink Angela Kelly hat last year that’s just been worn once- I don’t think it’s as strong so if it’s repeated, I’d guess it would be later on in the week.

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      The Queen hasn’t worn a new hat since the Sussex’s wedding on May 19- maybe she has something new in store for tomorrow? I like to think that she assigns a junior staffer to watch our conversation then cheekily wears something we don’t expect she will! Only she knows what she’ll wear tomorrow and, by Angela Kelly’s account, that might not be decided until the morning after she takes a look at the weather.

      • HQ, I like both of your ideas. When HM debuted the pink one above, I seem to recall mixed feelings about it from the commenters here. I like it actually, though the heavier material may be warm for summer. Maybe she’ll pull out all the stops for Thursday’s Lady’s Day. Every year Ascot week coincides with my continuing ed. classes away from home, so I stay connected with you between the boring sessions!

          • HQ: I never got back to you on this post – my classes turned out to be very interesting, and VERY Canadian! If you’re up for it, I’ll email you with some of the details!

  2. I don’t think I’m going to study “form” etc … I’m going to just close my eyes and take a pin ……… I think I’ll have better luck 😉

  3. AH: Christmas in June! Put all the hats on your screen at one time and just marvel at the beauty!
    Of her last ten outings, every other hat was some shade of blue, so I’m voting for something else.

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