Favourite New Royal Hat: June 2019

The month of June always brings us an array of wonderful new royal hat debuts and this year was no exception. Based on your comments, there were ten new royal hats worn during this month (outside of Royal Ascot) which were met with particular approval. It’s these ten designs that we gather together for a closer look, choosing a favourite to put forward in our ultimate contest for Favourite New Royal Hat of 2019.

Please click on each caption link to jump to original feature posts with additional views, information and discussion on each hat. Here are the ten hats you most admired in June, shown in the order they were worn:
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Princess Beatrice’s black button percher with curling crescent twists by Annabel Allen worn June 1
Duchess of Cornwall’s cream straw picture hat with layered lattice crin trim by Philip Treacy worn June 3
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Princess Eugenie’s black straw bergère hat with large white silk rose by Emily London worn June 8
Princess Beatrice’s black straw halo bandeau with cream silk organza ruffle flower by Judy Bentinck worn June 8
Princess Marie’s pale pink straw hat with cartwheel brim and natural straw side bow worn June 15
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Queen Máxima’s dusky pink vertical saucer with silk flowers and pheasant feathers worn June 17
Queen Letizia’s veiled black straw bandeau headpiece with side feather spray by Cherubina worn June 17
Grand Duchess Maria Teresa’s chartreuse straw calot hat worn for Luxembourg National Day, June 24
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Queen Margrethe’s coral straw hat with raised brim and navy hatband by Mathilde Thoe Førster worn June 25
Queen Elizabeth’s royal blue straw Rachel Trevor Morgan design with purple flowers worn June 29
This poll will remain open until next Thursday, November 12, 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 Emma Farah;Jeff J. Mitchell, Mark Cuthbert, Chris Jackson via Getty; Chris Christophersen;  Pool/Max Mumby, Steve Parsons/WPA Pool, Patrick van Katwijk via Getty; Kaspar Wenstrup; Pool via Getty

Favourite Repeated Royal Hat: June 2019

June was a busy month of events (beyond Royal Ascot) which saw some wonderful repeated royal hats. Eleven repeated royal hats worn in June were met with particular admiration, based on your comments. It’s now time to take a second look and choose our favourite.

Please click on each caption link to jump to original feature posts with additional views, information and discussion on each hat. Here are the 11 non-Ascot hats you most admired in June, shown in the order they were worn:

 

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Princess Alexandra’s pale grey straw hat with straw leaves, bow and feathers worn June 1 and June 27
Duchess of Cornwall’s almond straw picture hat with stacked jinsin ribbon twists by Philip Treacy worn June 6
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Duchess of Cambridge’s Philip Treacy cream straw waved saucer with twists and yellow roses worn June 8
Countess of Wessex’s black straw pointed ellipse wave hat with floral vine by Jane Taylor worn June 8
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Queen Máxima’s textured pumpkin straw sideswept brim ‘slice’ hat by Fabienne Delvigne worn June 13
Crown Princess Mary’s wheat straw saucer with ecru flowers and feathers by Jane Taylor worn June 15
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Queen Elizabeth’s renovated pink straw hat with oversize straw rose by Rachel Trevor Morgan worn June 16
Duchess of Cambridge’s Lock and Co. black straw hat with upturned windowpane lattice brim worn June 17
Duchess of Wessex’s cutout straw saucer with tan organdie twists and coral feathers by Jane Taylor worn June 17
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Duchess of Cornwall’s ecru straw sidesweep with beaded silk twists and flowers by Philip Treacy worn June 17
Queen Elizabeth’s pale blue Rachel Trevor Morgan straw hat with silk hatband and pink flowers worn June 30
This poll will remain open until next Thursday, November 12, 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.

Favourite New Royal Hat: May 2019

Back in May, a number of foreign visits, summer cruises, garden parties and the inauguration of a new emperor brought us a handful of fantastic new hats. We’re going to look back at eleven designs which, base on your comments, were most admired choose one to be put forward in our countdown to your Favourite New Royal Hat of 2019.

This group of eleven cover a myriad of colours and styles- saucers, perchers, upsweeps,  cartwheel brim and a bumper – in materials including silk, wool, felt, parisisal and sinamay. It is now time to take a closer look at each one and choose your top pick.

Please click on each caption link to jump to original feature posts with additional views, information and discussion on each hat. Here are the eleven new royal hats you most admired in May, shown in the order they were worn:
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Princess Hisako’s salmon pink hat with lace and dotted veil worn May 3
Princess Tsuguko’s green silk patterned percher with cascading lilies of the valley worn May 3
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Princess Beatrice’s white parasisal button percher with flowers & bows by Jess Collett worn May 18
Princess Alexandra’s teal wide-brimmed hat with burnt feathers worn May 18
Zenouska Mowatt in a red straw Jane Taylor Saucer with layered crin ruffle worn May 18
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Lady Amelia Windsor’s cream straw Philip Treacy teardrop percher with knotted flying bow worn May 18
Sarah, Duchess of York’s pink layered disc with pheasant feathers by Jess Collett worn May 18
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Duchess of Cambridge’s pink saucer with rose and feather by Juliette Botterill worn May 21
Queen Silvia’s magenta bumper hat with leaf cutouts & feathers by Kirstin Carlefalk worn May 23
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Queen Margrethe’s jaunty navy hat with cream brim by Mathilde Thoe Førster worn May 29
Queen Máxima’s deep mulberry straw picture hat with soaring ‘slice’ brim by Fabienne Delvigne worn May 30
This poll will remain open until Sunday, September 22  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. Good luck!

Favourite Repeated Royal Hat: May 2019

Wonderful summer guest posts and lively discussion questions (that sent my nose into the archives on more than one occasion!) were fun distractions which, I’m afraid, made me lax in posting several months of hat polls. May was a busy month of foreign visits, garden parties, a royal wedding and the inauguration of a new emperor, all events that saw some memorable hats. We’re going to look back at these beauties and choose one to be put forward in our countdown to your Favourite Repeated Royal Hat of 2019.

There were ten new repeated beauties worn during the month of May which, based on your comments, were particularly admired. It’s now time to choose a winner.

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

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Princess Akiko in an aqua blue rolled brim Breton hat with feathers and veil worn May 3
Duchess of Cornwall’s cream picture hat with peaked crown & feather pinwheel by Philip Treacy worn May 15
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Queen Elizabeth’s magenta straw Rachel Trevor Morgan sidesweep with flowers & feathers worn May 18
Duchess of Gloucester’s royal blue textured, braided headband worn May 18
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Queen Máxima’s black silk double bandeau headpiece by Fabienne Delvigne worn May 20
Countess of Wessex’s blush pink straw disc hat with black windowpane crin by Jane Taylor worn May 21
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Princess Alexandra’s natural straw picture hat with with floral hatband and tan veil worn May 21
Queen Elizabeth’s pale jade straw hat with silk flowers & bow by Rachel Trevor Morgan worn May 22
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Queen Máxima’s beigey-pink picture hat with soaring ‘slice’ brim by Fabienne Delvigne worn May 23
Princess Hisako in a black straw pork pie crown hat with white crin brim overlay worn May 25 
This poll will remain open until Sunday, September 22  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. Good Luck!

Favourite New Royal Hat: Royal Ascot

Of the 24 new royal hats we saw at Ascot this year, 13 were met with particular admiration, based on your comments. It’s now time to take another look at these baker’s dozen of millinery beauties and choose two favourites to put forward in our year-long quest to name Favourite New Royal Hat of 2019.

Click on any photo or caption to jump over to a feature post with additional views and discussion on each hat:

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Queen Elizabeth blue hat with peaked brim and velvet flowers by Angela Kelly worn on Day 1
Queen Máxima’s tawny pink straw saucer covered in feather flowers by Berry Rutjes worn on Day 1

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Duchess of Cambridge’s wide blue straw saucer with underbrim flowers by Philip Treacy worn on Day 1
Princess Beatrice’s blue straw matador boater with tassels by Bundle MacLaren worn on Day 1

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Zara Tindall’s pale blue saucer with flowers and twists by Juliette Botterill worn on Day 1
Duchess of Cornwall’s pale aqua straw Philip Treacy picture hat with peaked crown worn on Day 2

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Queen Elizabeth’s silver straw hat with pleated crin brim overlay and gold flowers by Angela Kelly worn on Day 3
Princess Eugnie’s teal saucer covered in feathers with gold quill by Bundle MacLaren worn on Day 3

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Princess Anne’s muted teal straw hat with sidesweeping brim, looping bow and deep teal hatband worn on Day 3
Autumn Phillips’ cream satin & straw percher with pink dyed silk ruffle by Bee Smith worn on Day 3
Zara Tindall’s deep teal saucer with ruffled back, flower and quill trim by Juliette Botterill worn on Day 3

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Princess Michael of Kent’s ivory picture hat with black brim piping and bow worn on Day 3
Autumn Phillips’ lattice straw saucer trimmed with flowers and feathers by Sally Ann Provan worn on Day 5

This poll will remain open until next Sunday, July 7 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. Enjoy!

Favourite Repeated Royal Hat: Royal Ascot

To completely wrap up this year’s look at Royal Ascot, we’ve got one more thing to do- choose our favourite hats! While the races always bring us a parade of new royal hats, there are also a number of lovely repeated royal hats not to be overlooked. This year, we saw five repeated designs at Royal Ascot- which one was your favourite?

Click on any photo or caption to jump over to a feature post on that hat:

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Princess Anne’s almond straw cloche with upturned brim and feathers worn on Day 1
Princess Alexandra’s pink straw picture hat with bow and feathers by Rachel Trevor Morgan worn on Day 1

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Princess Michael of Kent’s silvery white silk pillbox with ostrich plume by John Boyd worn on Day 1
Princess Anne’s navy straw hat with velvet hatband and gold horse pin worn on Day 2

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Queen Elizabeth’s cream starw hat with lime tweed wrap and silk orchid trim by Angela Kelly worn on Day 5

This poll will remain open until next Sunday, July 7 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. Enjoy!

Favourite New Royal Hat: April 2019

 

Racing, Easter, birthday and abdication events in April brought us a number of new hats. Before we are completely distracted by Royal Ascot, we’re going to take a minute and look back two months to choose our favourite.

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

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Zara Tindall’s navy felt percher with veil and leather flowers by Justine Bradley-Hill worn April 4
Princess Anne’s deep green felt formed beret with pheasant feathers worn April 4
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Princess Eugenie’s navy straw pillbox with braided sides by Juliette Botterill worn April 18
Autumn Phillips’ navy straw hugger with cream roses & white veil by Julian Garner worn on April 21
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Queen Elizabeth’s black straw hat with pleated hatband, white bow and brim edge stripe worn April 25
Duchess of Cambridge’s blue felt beret percher with curling pheasant feathers by Rosie Olivia worn April 25
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Princess Benedikte’s lilac straw sideswept picture hat by Mathilde Thoe Førster worn April 27
Empress Masako’s ecru silk bumper hat with lace covered brim worn April 30
This poll will remain open until next Monday, June 17 at midnight GMT and we’ll peruse the results after Ascot. As usual, each computer or mobile device can vote twice per day for as many hats as you wish. Happy Voting!
Photos from Bruce Adams; Max Mumby/Indigo, Max Mumby/Indigo, Mark Cuthbert, Max Mumby/Indigo via Getty; Kelvin Bruce; Max Mumby/Indigo via Getty; Claus Fisker/Scanpix; Kazuhiro Nagi via Getty