In 2019, we saw numerous repeated royal hats worn to royal visits, weddings, inauguration events and other celebrations. Throughout the year, we have admired many of these designs, slowly narrowing down our favourites to nine designs.
These nine beauties include bandeau, saucer, curved brim, disc and traditional picture hat shapes in colours from the most vibrant to monochrome. It’s now time to choose, from these nine finalists, your pick for Favourite Repeated 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 nine finalists, in the order they were worn:
Queen Elizabeth’s orange hat with magnolia blooms and brown straw leaves by Angela Kelly (made by Stella McLaren) worn March 7 to the Science Museum in London
Countess of Wessex’s blush pink straw disc hat with black windowpane crin by Jane Taylor worn May 21
Countess of Wessex’s natural straw cutout saucer with tan organdie twists and coral feathers by Jane Taylor worn for the Order of the Garter on June 17
Princess Tsuguko’s cream picture hat with graphic divided black crown and trim worn on August 10
Duchess of Cambridge’s Lock and Co. forest green saucer with leaf trim around the back worn Dec 25