Favourite Repeated Royal Hat of 2019

In 2019, many lovely hats stepped out on royal heads for the second, third, (or ninth!) times. Throughout the year, you picked favouritea from these repeatedly worn designs and assembled a list of nine stunning semi-finalists for the year. It is now finally time to share your top four choices for Favourite Repeated Royal Hat of 2019:

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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


Princess Hisako’s cream straw hat with black brim stripe and monochrome flowerworn September 24 for the Japan Sports Masters Tournament in Gifu Prefecture


Princess Alexandra’s pink straw picture hat with bow & feathers by Rachel Trevor Morgan worn to Ascot on June 18

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

This hat was also your pick for top repeated royal hat in 2018 (and made the top three in 2017!), making it the first design ever on Royal Hats to win two years running! Congratulations to British milliner Jane Taylor and the Countess of Wessex, whose millinery partnership is clearly a winning one, and to the other three milliners who designed these beautiful runners up. It’s a wonderful (and well deserved) surprise to see an Imperial royal hat in this year’s winner’s circle. 
Jump over to this post to see the poll results in greater detail. What do you think about these winners?
Photos from Gifu; Robin Utrecht via Shutterstock;  Pool/Max Mumby via Getty; and Getty as indicated 

6 thoughts on “Favourite Repeated Royal Hat of 2019

  1. Any one of these deserved to win, and I voted for every one of them. The vibrant orange in #4 is a standout, the cream and black is classic and timeless, #2’s soft pink and whimsical feathers is so delicate and lovely, and the winner is such an innovative, retro design that appeals to us all. Lovely hats on lovely ladies.

  2. I voted for Sophie’s lattice straw – I think that is a wonderful hat and I don’t mind how often she wears it!
    However, the Queen’s magnolia trimmed orange hat is also one of my all-time favourites for her.

  3. That’s my favourite of these 4 finalists, also. (I do like the winning hat too, but I’m waiting for a dress to be worn with it that really captures its ‘fifties spirit.)

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