Favourite Repeated Royal Hat: Ascot 2018

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.

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 repeated Ascot beaties, shown in the order they were worn:
1.      2.June 20, 2018 in PT | Royal Hats
Princess Anne’s almond straw hat with sideswept brim, feathers and curling quills worn on Day 1
Duchess of Cornwall’s angular ecru straw sidesweep with lace trim by Philip Treacy worn Day 2
3.June 20, 2018 in RTM | Royal Hats      4.June 21, 2018 | Royal Hats   
Princess Alexandra’s Rachel Trevor Morgan cream straw hat with veil and mist green flowers worn Day 2
Princess Anne’s turquoise straw trilby with feather trim worn on Day 3
Countess of Snowdon’s textured cream straw Stephen Jones saucer with grey feathers worn Day 3
Duchess of Gloucester’s emerald green straw boater hat worn on Day 3
Duchess of York’s black straw Philip Treacy vertical saucer with royal blue roses & twists worn Day 4
Autumn Phillips’ magenta straw cocktail hat with rose & quill twists by Juliette Botterill worn Day 5
This poll will remain open until Sunday, July 29 at midnight GMT. As in the past, each computer or mobile device can vote twice per day for as many hats as you wish. Good luck!

2 thoughts on “Favourite Repeated Royal Hat: Ascot 2018

  1. I also voted for the DoGlo ‘s green boater. I can’t believe how old it is but it still retains it’s beautiful shape and the color is fantastic. Her whole outfit was the best for Ascot, for me, this year. Her emeralds and pearls are to die for and the earrings especially just glow in combination with the hat. Love, love, love.

  2. Lots of great hats, but the two standouts for me are the Countess of Snowden- that shape is just lovely and she looks so graceful, and DoGlo! I just love her bright summer green!

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