Favourite New Royal Hat: May 2019

Back in May, a number of foreign visits, summer cruises, garden parties and the inauguration of a new emperor brought us a handful of fantastic new hats. We’re going to look back at eleven designs which, base on your comments, were most admired choose one to be put forward in our countdown to your Favourite New Royal Hat of 2019.

This group of eleven cover a myriad of colours and styles- saucers, perchers, upsweeps,  cartwheel brim and a bumper – in materials including silk, wool, felt, parisisal and sinamay. It is now time to take a closer look at each one and choose your top pick.

Please click on each caption link to jump to original feature posts with additional views, information and discussion on each hat. Here are the eleven new royal hats you most admired in May, shown in the order they were worn:
1.    2.
Princess Hisako’s salmon pink hat with lace and dotted veil worn May 3
Princess Tsuguko’s green silk patterned percher with cascading lilies of the valley worn May 3
3.   4.   5.
Princess Beatrice’s white parasisal button percher with flowers & bows by Jess Collett worn May 18
Princess Alexandra’s teal wide-brimmed hat with burnt feathers worn May 18
Zenouska Mowatt in a red straw Jane Taylor Saucer with layered crin ruffle worn May 18
 6.    7.
Lady Amelia Windsor’s cream straw Philip Treacy teardrop percher with knotted flying bow worn May 18
Sarah, Duchess of York’s pink layered disc with pheasant feathers by Jess Collett worn May 18
8.    9.
Duchess of Cambridge’s pink saucer with rose and feather by Juliette Botterill worn May 21
Queen Silvia’s magenta bumper hat with leaf cutouts & feathers by Kirstin Carlefalk worn May 23
10.   11.
Queen Margrethe’s jaunty navy hat with cream brim by Mathilde Thoe Førster worn May 29
Queen Máxima’s deep mulberry straw picture hat with soaring ‘slice’ brim by Fabienne Delvigne worn May 30
This poll will remain open until Sunday, September 22  at midnight GMT.   As usual for these polls, each computer or mobile device can vote twice per day for as many hats as you wish. Good luck!

4 thoughts on “Favourite New Royal Hat: May 2019

  1. I have to vote for D of York. She looks marvelous in pink, and the feathers match her hair beautifully. She is right on the money here!

  2. The two duchesses, (York and Cambridge) both in pale pink, are the winners for me today. If the day comes when we can vote for our Prime Minister, President, or even Royalty according to the hat voting rules (twice a day on any device for as many as we like), can you just imagine what a fine kettle of fish we’d all be in? Happy weekend, everyone; it’s been a killer week here in the trenches!

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