Ascot 2021

Here are the 17 different royal hats we saw at the races this year. Click on any photo to jump back to a feature post on that hat.

Day 1: June 15



Day 2: June 16

 

Day 3: June 17

Day 5: June 19

Which hat stood out most to you?

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Ascot Day 5 Round Up

The only other member of the British royal family to make an appearance on the last day of racing today was Peter Phillips, in his repeated black top hat.

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A number of additional hats caught my eye today:

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Lisa Tan’s black visored cap and Marni dress; Charlotte Hawkins in a Rachel Trevor Morgan hat and Lisa Redman dress

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The Tootsie Rollers in headpieces recycled from charity shop hats by Anabella Millinery

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Dapper feather trimmed  hat on Charlie Turner; Tilly Young in a pink button percher with veil and feathers

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Amanda Spencer in a charming blue hat; Katy England and Lizette Karrento both in Philip Treacy; 

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Lady Carolyn Warren in an ecru straw sidesweep with looping knots by Juliette Botterill

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Liz Claydon in a brocade suit and black Fez; Imogen Hands in a wide brimmed red hat with pink feathers

Milliner Jayne Alison’s client in a wonderful yellow and cream feather headpiece with quills and twists

ITV Racing’s Adele Mulrennan in a cream straw Jenny Roberts hat with claret roses and curling bows

British milliner Beverley Edmondson in a braided black hat with yellow stripes trimmed with lovely scroll work and her mum’s dress from the mid 1980s!

And Francesca Cumani in a fantastic ensemble- a bespoke John Boyd hat and Allison Rodger dress

That finishes off Royal Ascot 2021! There weren’t as many royal hats as some had hoped for but the ones we saw were great. What non-royal hats did you admire at the races today?

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Ascot 2021 Day 5: The Queen

It’s the smiling face we’ve been waiting to attend Royal Ascot all week!

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The queen attended the final day of racing today, repeating her aqua fabric covered straw hat with split crown and bound brim with sidesweeping brim pinched in a peak on the raised side. The hat is trimmed with a wide ruched hatband and, on the side opposite the raised brim pinch, pale grey arrow cut feathers and hand rolled pink straw flowers and curling green leaves. 

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This ensemble is such a lovely colour on Her Majesty, punctuated with the pink flowers on the hat and the peek of floral print from the dress. It’s also a piece we associate with happy events in the past (the knighting of the late Captain Tom Moore and Princess Beatrice’s wedding) which makes it feel like an especially joyful choice today.

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Designer: Angela Kelly, made by Stella McLaren
Previously Worn: June 17, 2020 (and June 17, 2020)

What do you think of Queen Elizabeth’s hat today at Royal Ascot?

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Ascot Day 4

Sadly, there were no royal hats at the races today. Instead, I thought we might share the other hats we noticed at the races.

The first hat that jumped out to me this morning was this petrol blue (my favourite colour!) straw bandeau with feathers by Sarah Cant, worn by ITV Racing stylist Sarah Kate Byrne.

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What hats stood out to you at Royal Ascot today?

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Ascot Day 3 Round Up

A long parade of hats caught my eye today on Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot:

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Rachel Trevor Morgan in a self made purple tulle fantasy with flowers and Lisa Tan in an ombre pink headpiece

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Milliner Victoria Grant in a veiled fuchsia button with feathers; Julia Lundin in a striking hat by Sara Vanden Bon

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Milliner Vivienne Jenner in a flaming feather bandeau headpiece

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Natalie Pinkham in a ruffled Camilla Rose beret percher; Valeriya Stark in a pink Awon Golding boater

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Olga Voloskova in an ice blue pillbox with hydrangea trim by Anna Guilder

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Charlotte Hawkins in John Boyd; Awon Golding in an oversize stylised red fedora

Deborah Brett in a cream straw beret with silk ruffles by Marissa Groom, perfectly paired with a printed Roksanda dress

Liz Price in a Lalage Beaumont dress and electric blue silk button hat with wonderful feathers by Rachel Trevor Morgan

Longtime friend of Royal Hats, milliner Katie Vale, in a statement mustard and fuchsia sinamay hat with swirling gold quills

And Lizzie Hughes in a veiled pink Jenny Roberts hat, hunter green Suzannah dress and whimsical Monaveen pineapple purse

There were some fantastic hats spotted at Royal Ascot today. Which designs stood out to you?

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