Wonderful summer guest posts and lively discussion questions (that sent my nose into the archives on more than one occasion!) were fun distractions which, I’m afraid, made me lax in posting several months of hat polls. May was a busy month of foreign visits, garden parties, a royal wedding and the inauguration of a new emperor, all events that saw some memorable hats. We’re going to look back at these beauties and choose one to be put forward in our countdown to your Favourite Repeated Royal Hat of 2019.
There were ten new repeated beauties worn during the month of May which, based on your comments, were particularly admired. It’s now time to choose a winner.
Please click on each caption link to jump to original feature posts with additional views, information and discussion on each hat. Here are the ten repeated hats most admired in May, shown in the order they were worn:
Princess Akiko in an aqua blue rolled brim Breton hat with feathers and veil worn May 3
Duchess of Cornwall’s cream picture hat with peaked crown & feather pinwheel by Philip Treacy worn May 15
Queen Elizabeth’s magenta straw Rachel Trevor Morgan sidesweep with flowers & feathers worn May 18
Duchess of Gloucester’s royal blue textured, braided headband worn May 18
Queen Máxima’s black silk double bandeau headpiece by Fabienne Delvigne worn May 20
Countess of Wessex’s blush pink straw disc hat with black windowpane crin by Jane Taylor worn May 21
Princess Alexandra’s natural straw picture hat with with floral hatband and tan veil worn May 21
Queen Elizabeth’s pale jade straw hat with silk flowers & bow by Rachel Trevor Morgan worn May 22
Queen Máxima’s beigey-pink picture hat with soaring ‘slice’ brim by Fabienne Delvigne worn May 23
Princess Hisako in a black straw pork pie crown hat with white crin brim overlay worn May 25