Favourite New Royal Hat of 2019

2019 saw some truly wonderful hats introduced into royal fashion- hats that awed, inspired and took our breath away. Throughout the year, dearest readers, you have narrowed down your favourite new hats and to a finalist list of nine standout and very beautiful designs. Here are your Favourite New Royal Hats of 2019:

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Queen Máxima’s tawny pink straw saucer covered in pearl-centered feather flowers by Berry Rutjes worn for her Royal Ascot debut on June 18

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Autumn Phillips’ sage green felt beret percher with flying bow and cut feather leaves by Sally Ann Provan, styled by Annie Miall, worn on September 9 to the Braemar Games

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Autumn Phillips’ lattice straw saucer with large silk roses and feathers by Sally Ann Provan.styled by Annie Miall,
 worn to Ascot on June 22

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The Duchess of Cornwall’s black rounded brimless hat wrapped in feathers by Philip Treacy worn on November 10 for Remembrance Sunday

Zara Tindall’s plum felt teardrop percher with quill and mass of cut burgundy and violet feathers by Juliette Botterill worn to the Cheltenham Festival on March 13
Sincere congratulations to British milliner Juliette Botterill, who claims ‘top spot’ for the first time with this beautiful hat, and to stylist Annie Miall who put this (and Autumn Phillip’s two looks) together. It is the first percher design to be chosen as your favourite new hat of the year, which is fun to see. Congratulations also to Sally Ann Provan, Berry Rutjes and Philip Treacy- you all are bringing colour and beauty into our world through your designs. We need this and we sincerely thank you for it.  
Jump over to this post to see the results in greater detail. So, dearest readers- what do you think of this parade of top royal hats?!
Photos from Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images; and Getty as indicated

5 thoughts on “Favourite New Royal Hat of 2019

  1. Whilst I like Zara’s perches she wears so many that nine stand out for me.
    I voted for Camilla’s fabulous helmet (erm, that sounds a bit wrong!) as it’s such an innovative hat, and so very her!!

  2. Five beauties!
    And it’s nice to know that our collective taste doesn’t run in narrow paths – no “hats only look good if they’re perchers” or “saucers” or any nonsense like that.

  3. Gorgeous! I started admiring the exquisitely crafted feather flowers (with pearl centers, yet!) on Máxima’s and then realized that feathers are important to the designs of the other four as well.

    • Yes indeed, all lovely hats.
      I agree that the plum colour is incredible on Zara. Purples can be harsh against fair skin –, this one is perfect, it makes her complexion glow.

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