Favourite New Royal Hat: July & August

Overseas visits, an engagement announcement, a christening, a major anniversary, a national day celebration, a wedding, and two Scottish residencies brought us more than the usual number of new royal hats over the summer. During July and August, twelve new royal hats stood out, based on your comments, as particularly successful at their debut. It’s now time to take another look at this beautiful millinery dozen and choose your favourite.

This group also contains diversity of colour, scale and shape with perchers, sidesweeping pictures, kettle brims, a ringed disc, a bandeau and an unresolved millinery mystery (I still don’t know if #11 is a renovated hat but since this was its first outing in this form, I’m including it as new!) in the group. As always, the winner of this poll will be put forward as the first semi-finalist for Readers’ Favourite New 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 twelve finalists for July and August, shown in the order they were worn:
1.July 2, 2018 in FD | Royal Hats     2.July 2, 2018 | Royal Hats
Queen  Máxima’s green picture hat with unfinished edges by Fabienne Delvigne worn in Curacao July 2
Princess Ayako’s pink button percher with pearl trimmed silk bow worn at her engagement announcement July 2
3.July 5, 2018 in AK | Royal Hats      4.
Queen Elizabeth’s pink straw hat with fabric kettle brim and feathers by Angela Kelly worn in Scotland July 5
Duchess of Cambridge’s cream straw bandeau with pearls, flowers & tulle by Jane Taylor worn July 9
 
5.July 9, 2018 in Stephen Jones | Royal Hats     6.July 10, 2018 in Sean Barrett | Royal Hats
Duchess of Sussex’s olive green crinoline capeline hat with bow by Stephen Jones worn July 9
Duchess of Cambridge’s pale blue straw percher with net veil and silk flowers by Sean Barrett worn July 10
7.July 10, 2018 in Stephen Jones | Royal Hats     8.July 21, 2018 | Royal Hats
Duchess of Sussex’s pleated navy crin swirl headpiece by Stephen Jones worn July 10
Princess Claire’s white straw disc with with red straw rings and red lace applique worn July 21
9.July 28, 2018 | Royal Hats    10.August 4, 2018 in PT | Royal Hats 
Princess Hisako’s leaf green hat with layered, fluted kettle brim worn on July 28
Duchess of Sussex’s black straw Philip Treacy teardrop percher with quills and twists worn August 4
11.Aug 5, 2018 in RTM | Royal Hats  12.Aug 6, 2018 in AK | Royal Hats
Queen Elizabeth’s mysterious new cream straw hat with blue brim and grey silk roses worn August 5
Queen Elizabeth’s pale blue felt Angela Kelly design with delicate green feather and gold sprig trim worn Aug 6
This poll will remain open until next Friday,  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!