Most Colours?

I was so inspired yesterday by the beautiful rainbow hats designed and donated for the Royal Ascot Charity Auction, this week’s discussion just had to be, dearest readers: which royal hat (or royal hat and clothing combination) is most colourful? Each hat or hatted ensemble you post MUST have at least 4 distinct colours!

Bring on the rainbows!

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79 thoughts on “Most Colours?

  1. Had to include Grand Duchess Stephanie’s hat with the silk flower. Colorful and beautiful! Also, I remember Zara Phillips wearing a colorful outfit to Ascot but I can’t find it.

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    • Funny… one of the Ascot hat retrospectives I’ve prepared for “Ascot At Home” next week is for Zara Tindall so her Ascot hats are fresh in my memory! I quickly looked through them all again and I think, Jules, you might be referring to this one with a bright blue and yellow Rosie Olivia teardrop percher.

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  2. Queen Mathilde
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  3. Such happy, colourful royal hat looks here! I can’t help but smile as I scroll through all this colour.

    I have one more to add, worn by Princess Annette for her civil wedding to Prince Berhard on July 6, 2000. Photos by Marcel Antonisse/APF.

    • What an unusual hat to wear to a wedding ceremony. I happen to love color, so this is lovely. Her bouquet is so pretty.

  4. It took me a while to find it but I always thought this dress and hat Princess Eugenie wore to Ascot was great on her.
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  5. Queen Elizabeth
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  6. Princess Anne
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  7. Queen Paola
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  8. I think Isla Phillips cute hat counts!
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  9. Here are two bold looks from Queen Margrethe
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    • And two more!
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  10. more colourful maxima examples,with 2 looks with 1 multi coloured hat – india last year in a nude dress, and back in 2015 with the coral coat

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    and then a plain hat with a busy skirt

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    she can certainly pull off those bright looks

    • I think my favourite of Maxima’s colourful looks is this one- her dress was designed by Luna, a ten year old Dutch girl named Luna fighting leukemia. The Make-A-Wish foundation linked Luna with Natan designer Edouard Vermeulen, who created her design. It’s such a special story.

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  11. I imagine there’s a pic somewhere you can see it better, but there’s an orange splodge on Bea’s skirt that makes this one bright ensemble along with the blue, mint and Black. Embed from Getty Images

  12. On vacation so internet is bad and I could get a picture to upload on here but the first one that come to mind was the butterfly hat Princess Beatrice wore to I believe Peter and Autumn’s wedding.

  13. Jimbo posted the multicolored hat from Guards Polo that was the first to pop into MrFitzroy’s head… This one was a close second. While the coat and hat of the ensemble are monotone pink, the centers of those rose blooms are just packed with colors, appearing even more intense than the dress print!

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    • Opps…the third image in slideshow was miss selected, Sometimes those tiny slideshow thumbnails are difficult to discern!

  14. Here’s one that was also a contender for “Largest Hat”: Embed from Getty Images

  15. I think I’m enjoying this theme more than is good for me!
    Of course, not to be left out is our fabulous Máx!
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    • Good one! She has a few more…
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  16. In the category of neutral hat with colorful ensemble: Embed from Getty Images

  17. I just had to post this one from Mathilde
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  18. This post is so much fun! He is another colourful look for Princess Eugnie. Sorry but I can’t remember who designed the hat.
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  19. And who can forget this old friend! I think she though a neutral hat would calm the outfot down a bit. Hmmm…. Embed from Getty Images

  20. another diana pow bright colourful 80’s outfit

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  21. June 18, 2017: Guards Polo Club, always with a warm smile.
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  22. JamesB beat me to it with the red, green, & white ensemble in Trinidad.
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    I unfortunately cannot find my favorite photo of that hat, where there is a woman in the background pointing, but unintentionally she’s pointing straight to HM’s hat!

    Here’s one of Empress Michiko’s most colorful hats (sorry, can’t embed it): https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/emperor-akihito-and-empress-michiko-attend-the-japan-canada-news-photo/484851692.

    While the hat is monochrome, this is one of Margrethe’s more colorful outfits!
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    Again, another monochrome hat, but Diana manages to fit in the rules with her dress:
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  23. May 07, 1993: Budapest, Hungary
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    • reminded me of this (albeit tame in comparison)

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    • I was waiting for both of these to come up! Here are additional views of Eugenie’s colour splattered coat. I adore this ensemble on her.
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  24. July 5, 2010: Toronto, Canada
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    • Good one! And again- you triggered my memory of another hat worn on the 2014 Canadian visit.
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  25. There’s this one from the very colourful Caribbean tour of 2009… red, green and white in the hat. Then chuck in yellow and blue in the dress. It’s erm, not one of my favourites! Embed from Getty Images

  26. Queen Mother on her 70th birthday: August 4, 1970
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  27. Princess Alexandra has this topic all locked up! I love love love this!
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  28. Here are a couple of the Queen on various tours.

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  29. think this could be up for hm the queen’s most colourful hat worn in new zealand in 1970. ironically i cant find a copyable colour photo! anyone help – hq, jimbo????

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    • Here it is, along with another colorful turban.
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      • On the topic of colourful turbans….
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  30. Lady Helen really leaning into colour blocking here. Because she has kept the colour tones similar, with those bold shades using white to anchor it, I think this works so, so well. Embed from Getty Images

    • Lady Helen’s colour blocked ensemble is such a memorable royal Ascot look! She also wore a colourful ensemble for Trooping the Colour two years ago with a Stephen Jones hat. Her cousin, Zenouska Mowatt in a Jane Taylor hat, wasn’t a wallflower, either!

  31. beautiful multi-coloured butterflies on beatrice at peter phillips wedding 2008

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  32. It may not be the most colours, but this is certainly a lot for Anne. And might I say, looking rather fabulous too!
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      • either way, love this outfit on anne – think its one of her most stylish EVER. she does have some recent similar smart suiting which i wish we would see more of…

      • It’s all good! This reminded me of another Ascot outfit for Anne, in 2015. If you cound the silver sparkles on the coat, it’s 4 colours….
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        • And if we’re talking colourful ensembles for Princess Anne… we can’t leave out this one! June 1986 in Canada
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