Favourite New Royal Hat: September & October 2020

Note- some technical glitches with this post sent it into cyberspace where many of you could not find it. As such, I’ve reposted it here and will reopen its poll until next Tuesday, December 8.

The months of September and October saw several wonderful new royal hats make their debut. Based on your comments, these bandeau, saucer, pillbox, fedora, upsweep, bowler and beret styles all had something to admire.

We’re now taking a look back at these designs with a purpose of choosing one to move forward for Favourite New Royal Hat of 2020.

Please click on each caption link to jump to original feature posts with additional views, information and discussion on each hat. Here are the hats you most admired in September and October, shown in the order they were worn:

1.    2.
Queen Máxima’s delicate gold wired bandeau headpiece by Fabienne Delvigne worn Sep 15
Princess Laurentien’s textured grey knit bandeau with black stripe by Eudia worn Sep 15
3.    4.
Queen Máxima’s cream, tan and black striped straw saucer by Bettina Thomas worn Sep 16
Empress Masako’s ecru indented crown pillbox with button-trimmed back tab worn Sep 22
5.    6.
Princess Benedikte’s turquoise woven raffia hat with upswept brim worn Sep 26
Queen Mathilde’s red bandeau  by Fabienne Delvigne worn Oct 8
7.    8.
Princess Benedikte’s multicoloured beret with textured feather trim worn Oct11
King Carl Gustaf’s Borsalino navy blue felt fedora worn Oct 25
Empress Michiko’s oyster silk hat with kettle brim and overlapping petal hatband worn Oct28
This poll will remain open until next Tuesday, December 8 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!
Photos from  Patrick van Katwijk/BSR Agency/WireImage, Sander Koning/ANP/AFP, and Patrick van Katwijk via Getty; Diet News; Roar Easter/Randers Art Museum; Didier Lebrun/Photonews, Ben Stansall – WPA Pool  via Getty Images; Martin Gorritzen; Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP, Behrouz Mehri/AFP,  via Getty Images)

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