Top Royal Hats: March, April & May 2020

Results from polls for your favourite new hat and favourite repeated hat worn in March, April and May are in. Not only is there a tie, there is also a first here at Royal Hats- all three winning hats were worn to the same event:

 

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The Duchess of Cornwall’s navy felt picture hat with ostrich feather wrap by Philip Treacy worn March 10



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The Duchess of Sussex’s green teardrop beret with net veil wrap and large bow by William Chambers and the Duchess of Cambridge’s red felt saucer with flowers and oxblood bow by Sally Ann Provan both worn March 10

Jump over to polls for favourite new hat and favourite repeated hat to see the results in greater detail.  
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Favourite New Royal Hat: March, April & May 2020

Despite a near global shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we still managed to see a number of new royal hats make their debuts during the months of March, April, May and June. We’ll now take a second look at these six bandeau, saucer, beret percher, pillbox and fedora designs to choose one to move forward in upcoming 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 hats you most admired in March, April, May, shown in the order they were worn:

1.    2.
Duchess of Cambridge’s black velvet bandeau worn March 3 in Ireland
Duchess of Cambridge’s red felt saucer with flowers and oxblood bow by Sally Ann Provan worn March 10
3.     4.
Duchess of Sussex’s green teardrop beret with net veil wrap and large bow by William Chambers worn March 10
Countess of Wessex’s navy felt domed pillbox with dotted net veil by Jane Taylor worn March 10
5.     6.
Queen Máxima’s textured tan fabric covered bandeau headpiece worn March 12 in Indonesia  
Queen Máxima’s black felt fedora with relaxed brim and ribbon hatband by Fabienne Delvigne worn May 4
This poll will remain open until Friday, August 14 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: March, April & May 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic caused the cancellation of most royal engagements during the months of March, April and May, we still managed to see a handful of events that sported repeated royal hats.

It’s time now to take a second look back at these designs and choose a winner to 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 then repeated hats you most admired in March, April and May, shown in the order they were worn:

 1.    2.
Queen Elizabeth’s blue and grey felt hat sidesweep with looped bow and feathers by Rachel Trevor Morgan worn Mar 10
Duchess of Cornwall’s navy felt picture hat with ostrich feather wrap by Philip Treacy worn March 10

     3.      4.
Queen Máxima’s green straw upswept slice picture hat by Fabienne Delvigne worn March 11 in Indonesia
Queen Máxima’s textured straw hat with shallow crown and cartwheel brim by Fabienne Delvigne worn March 11
5.     6.
Queen Máxima’s warm brown ruched straw ring headpiece by Fabienne Delvigne worn March 12 in Indonesia
King Willem Alexander’s almond Panama straw trilby with black hatband worn March 12 in Indonesia
     7.     8.    9.
Queen Margrethe’s red bumpber hat with navy floral patterned bow worn May 4
Duchess of Cornwall’s textured black beret with mottled green feather by Philip Treacy worn May 8
Queen Mathilde’s almond felt fedora with looped bow by Fabienne Delvigne worn May 11
It’s now time to vote! This poll will remain open until Friday, August 14 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.

Top Royal Hats: Cheltenham Festival 2020

Results for your favourite new hat at this year’s Cheltenham Festival are in with a clear winner:



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Zara Tindall’s claret felt curved percher with cutout bow and arrow feathers by Juliette Botterill worn Mar 11

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Favourite New Royal Hat: Cheltenham Festival 2020

Back in March, we had no idea that the Cheltenham Festival would be the only royal attended racing events we would see this year. As such, we’re going to take a specific look at the seven new hats that made their debut at Cheltenham and choose a favourite to put 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 seven new hats we all admired at this year’s Cheltenham Festival, shown in the order they were worn:

1.    2.
Zara Tindall’s navy bandeau with cut feathers by Juliette Botterill worn March 10
Autumn Phillips’ black felt percher with olive silk camellia blooms and leaves by Sally Ann Provan worn March 10
3.  4.
Zara Tindall’s claret felt curved percher with cutout bow and arrow feathers by Juliette Botterill worn Mar 11
Duchess of Cornwall’s charcoal felt fedora with aubergine hatband and fringed side bow by Philip Treacy worn Mar 11
5.     6.    7.
Zara Tindall’s navy trilby with leather flower spray by Justine Bradley Hill worn March 12
Autumn Phillip’s pink felt fedora with teal and black braid hatband by Camilla Rose worn March 13
Zara Tindall’s purple felt beret percher with bronze leather flower by Sarah Cant worn March 13
This poll will remain open until Monday, July 13  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!