Favourite New Royal Hat: November & December 2019

During November and December, we saw a number of wonderful new royal hats make their debut. Eleven felt and silk designs stood out, based on your comments, in percher, bandeau, fedora, pillbox, helmet, saucer and bumper styles with an array of lovely trims. We’re now taking a look back at these beauties and choosing a final design to move forward in upcoming contest for Favourite New Royal Hat of 2019.

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 hats you most admired in November and December, shown in the order they were worn:

1.    2.    3.
Duchess of Sussex’s midnight blue velvet teardrop percher with bow and veil by Philip Treacy worn Nov 7
Duchess of Cornwall’s black rounded brimless hat wrapped in feathers by Philip Treacy  worn Nov 10
Duchess of Cambridge’s black felt indented beret percher with lace trim and veil by Philip Treacy worn Nov 10
4.     5.
Duchess of Sussex’s black felt hat with cartwheel brim, slim hatband and bow by Stephen Jones worn Nov 10
Countess of Wessex in a black felt perching saucer hat with a large bow by Jane Taylor worn Nov 10
6.     7.    
Princess Charlene’s sleek white fedora hat by Akris/Galia e Peter worn November 19
Empress Masako’s blue silk jacquard bumper hat with fluted, sparkle-trimmed brim worn Nov 28th
8.      9.
Duchess of Cornwall’s navy felt sidesweep picture hat with ostrich feather by Philip Treacy worn Dec 11
Countess of Wessex in a classic black felt pillbox hat worn on December 13
10.   11.

Princess Beatrice’s forest green felt bandeau with pleated knots by Juliette Botterill worn Dec 25
Countess of Snowdon’s purple felt fedora with pheasant feathers by Jess Collett worn Dec 25

This poll will remain open until Wednesday, January 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. Happy voting!

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