Favourite Repeated Royal Hat: July & August

July and August saw so many wonderful hats this year that I’m going to change things up and face them off without September’s offerings (we’ll combine those with October hats at the end of the month). Between anniversaries, a christenings, a national day celebration and other engagements, there were 11 new royal hats worn over the summer which, based on your comments, were widely admired. As those of us in the Northern Hemisphere break out our fall wardrobes, let’s take a last look back at our favourite repeated summer royal hats and choose our favourite.

These eleven hats cover numerous millinery shapes and profiles in colours from pale and muted to primary and popping. As with past polls, 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 the eleven finalists, shown in the order they were worn:
1.July 2, 2018 | Royal Hats     2.July 4, 2018 | Royal Hats
Princess Anne’s cream straw sidesweep with caramel stacked hatbands and feather trim worn July 2
Queen Margrethe’s pale blue sideswept straw hat with pink and white silk flowers worn July 4
Countess of Wessex’s cream straw Jane Taylor vertical saucer with feather trim worn July 5
Queen Elizabeth’s pale blue straw hat with flowers, silk twists & silver leaves by Rachel Trevor Morgan worn July 5
Duchess of Cornwall’s cream straw sideswept picture hat with sand twist trim by Philip Treacy worn July 10
Countess of Wessex’s cream striped hat by Jane Taylor with grey twists and black feathers worn July 10
Princess Alexandra’s Rachel Trevor Morgan pink straw hat with striped hatband & feather spray worn July 10
Princess Michael of Kent’s black straw oval picture hat with giant feather trim by Philip Treacy worn July 10
9.July 21, 2018 in FD | Royal Hats    10.Aug 29, 2018 in FD | Royal Hats
Queen Mathilde’s red straw pyramid saucer hat with abacca crescent leaf trim by Fabienne Delvigne worn July 21
Queen  Máxima’s Fabienne Delvigne pale pink straw, wide-brimmed sidesweep picture hat worn Aug 29
11.Aug 29, 2018 | Royal HatsAug 29, 2018 | Royal Hats
Princess Astrid’s turquoise straw calot embellished with ribbon flowers worn August 29
This poll will remain open until Sunday, October 14 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!