Tuesday’s great post from longtime reader ChicagoChuck about his new Ascot hat this year reminded me that we need to pick our favourite royal Ascot hats! While this week of racing sees many new millinery designs, there were some repeated hats which, based on your comments, stood out as well.
Eight designs were met with particular praise – two sidesweeps, two saucers, a trilby, a cocktail percher, a boater and a classic picture hat- and it’s now time to take a closer look at each to determine a favourite. The winner of this poll will be put forward as another semi-finalist for Readers’ Favourite Repeated Royal Hat of 2018.
Duchess of Cornwall’s angular ecru straw sidesweep with lace trim by Philip Treacy worn Day 2
Princess Anne’s turquoise straw trilby with feather trim worn on Day 3
Duchess of Gloucester’s emerald green straw boater hat worn on Day 3
Autumn Phillips’ magenta straw cocktail hat with rose & quill twists by Juliette Botterill worn Day 5