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
9.
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)

Favourite New Royal Hat: June, July & August 2020

Over the summer, we saw a handful of wonderful new royal hats make their debut for Ascot, a royal investiture (and family wedding!) and a national day celebration. During times when any sight of a royal hat has been scarce, new designs to admire has been particularly welcome.

We’re now taking a look back at these beauties and choose winner to move forward in our end of year contest 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 new hats we saw in June, July and August, shown in the order they were worn:

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Zara Tindall’s navy straw beret percher with cascade of flowers by Juliette Botterill for the first day of Ascot, June 16
Queen Elizabeth’s pale aqua hat with feathers and straw rolled pink roses by Angela Kelly worn on July 17
3.     4.
Queen Mathilde in a classic natural straw hat with wide, drop-edge brim by Fabienne Delvigne worn July 21
Queen Mathilde’s fuchsia headpiece trimmed in a ruffle of pleated silk abaca by Fabienne Delvigne worn July 21
5.
Princess Astrid’s textured black straw Garbo hat with bow worn for National Day on July 21
This poll will remain open until next Thursday, October 29  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 Repeated Royal Hat: September & October 2020

While the months of September and October brought us fewer sightings of royal hats than we can usually expect at this time of year, there were still several that made a most welcome appearance. Ten repeated royal hats return now for another look as you, dearest readers, choose your 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 hats you most admired in September and October, shown in the order they were worn:

1.     2.
Crown Princess Mary’s black felt calot with felt leaves, feathers and veil by Susanne Juul worn September 5
Queen Silvia’s white straw calot with sparkle-studded multi-loop bow by Fabienne Delvigne worn September 8
3.    4.
Queen Máxima’s natural straw picture hat with upswept brim by Fabienne Delvigne worn September 17
Queen Mathilde’s royal blue calot with feather trim on the side by Elvis Pompilio worn September 25
5.   6.   7.
Queen Máxima’s pink straw picture hat with high upswept slice brim by Fabienne Delvigne worn October 1
Crown Princess Mary’s black cuffed calot by Susanne Juul worn October 6
Princess Benedikte’s purple felt trilby with lilac silk hatband worn October 6
8.     9.
Queen Elizabeth’s pink felt hat with layered hatbands and silk flowers by Rachel Trevor Morgan worn October 15
Empress Emeritus Michiko’s cream saucer with crin underbrim and folded bow worn October 28
This poll will remain open until next Thursday, November 26 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!

Top Royal Hats: June, July & August 2020

Results for your favourite repeated and favourite new royal hats worn over the summer in are in with two clear winners:

 

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The Duchess of Cornwall’s ivory and navy straw picture hat with knotted trim by Philip Treacy worn June 18 



Zara Tindall’s navy straw beret percher with cascade of flowers by Juliette Botterill for the first day of Ascot, June 16

Jump over to polls for your favourite repeated hat and favourite new hat to see the results in greater detail.  
Photos from Getty and social media as indicated

Favourite Repeated Royal Hat: June, July & August 2020

While we usually put forward a handful of favourite hats for polls, pandemic times call for rule changes so we’re going to face off most of the repeated hats we saw over the summer. The winner you choose here will move forward in our end-of-year contest for Favourite Repeated 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 repeated royal hats we saw worn in  June, July and August, shown in the order they were worn:

1.     2.
Queen Elizabeth’s jade straw hat with twists and grey silk flowers by Rachel Trevor Morgan worn June 13
Queen Margrethe’s coral straw hat with navy hatband and bow by Mathilde Førster worn June 17
3.     4.
The Duchess of Cornwall’s ivory and navy straw picture hat with knotted trim by Philip Treacy worn June 18
The Duchess of Cornwall’s textured natural straw Philip Treacy hat with upswept brim worn July 15
5.      6.
Princess Beneditke’s picture hat in raspberry pink straw worn in Germany on July 31
Duchess of Cornwall’s oyster straw picture hat with large ostrich feather wrap by Philip Treacy worn August 15
This poll will remain open until next Thursday, October 29  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 Toby Melville-WA Pool, Max Mumby/Indigo, Steve Reigate/WPA Pool via Getty; Lars Salomonsen; Molly Darlington/Pool/AFP via Getty