And then there were eleven.
Eleven beautiful hats, from the studios of eight different milliners, that made first appearances in 2011 (on eight different royal heads!). In felt, fabric and straw, the shapes range from cloche to saucer to percher to wide-brimmed picture with stunning adornments that include silk abacca loops, handmade silk flowers, curved quills, veils, feathers and a branch of cherry blossoms.
Here are your ten finalists for Favourite New Royal Hat of 2018:
Queen Elizabeth’s burgundy hat with cherry blossoms and feathers by Angela Kelly worn Mar 12
Lady Sarah Chatto’s textured navy straw mushroom brim hat by Stephen Jones worn May 19
Duchess of Cambridge’s aqua Juliette Botterill sideswept saucer with flowers, veil & abacca bows worn June 9
Lady Kitty Spencer’s burgundy felt Philip Treacy percher with silk rose spray & veil worn June 16
Queen Máxima’s turquoise sidswept picture hat with raw edges by Fabienne Delvigne worn July 2
Autumn Phillips’ emerald felt crescent-formed percher with bow by Sally Anne Provan worn Dec 25