Favourite New Royal Hat: November & December 2019

During November and December, we saw a number of wonderful new royal hats make their debut. Eleven felt and silk designs stood out, based on your comments, in percher, bandeau, fedora, pillbox, helmet, saucer and bumper styles with an array of lovely trims. We’re now taking a look back at these beauties and choosing a final design to move forward in upcoming 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 eleven hats you most admired in November and December, shown in the order they were worn:

1.    2.    3.
Duchess of Sussex’s midnight blue velvet teardrop percher with bow and veil by Philip Treacy worn Nov 7
Duchess of Cornwall’s black rounded brimless hat wrapped in feathers by Philip Treacy  worn Nov 10
Duchess of Cambridge’s black felt indented beret percher with lace trim and veil by Philip Treacy worn Nov 10
4.     5.
Duchess of Sussex’s black felt hat with cartwheel brim, slim hatband and bow by Stephen Jones worn Nov 10
Countess of Wessex in a black felt perching saucer hat with a large bow by Jane Taylor worn Nov 10
6.     7.    
Princess Charlene’s sleek white fedora hat by Akris/Galia e Peter worn November 19
Empress Masako’s blue silk jacquard bumper hat with fluted, sparkle-trimmed brim worn Nov 28th
8.      9.
Duchess of Cornwall’s navy felt sidesweep picture hat with ostrich feather by Philip Treacy worn Dec 11
Countess of Wessex in a classic black felt pillbox hat worn on December 13
10.   11.

Princess Beatrice’s forest green felt bandeau with pleated knots by Juliette Botterill worn Dec 25
Countess of Snowdon’s purple felt fedora with pheasant feathers by Jess Collett worn Dec 25

This poll will remain open until Wednesday, January 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. Happy voting!

Favourite Repeated Royal Hat: November & December 2019

The final two months of last year brought us a number repeated royal hats met with admiration and praise. Twelve designs stood out, based on your comments, covering a myriad of colours and styles that included a sweeping brimmed picture hats, a jaunty saucer, a classic pillbox and a trio of chic fedoras. We’re going to look back at these beauties and choose a final design to move forward in upcoming contest for Favourite Repeated 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 twelve hats you most admired in November and December, shown in the order they were worn:

1.     2.
Queen Elizabeth’s black straw and silk crepe covered crown with button trim by Angela Kelly worn Nov 10
Duchess of Cornwall in a textured natural straw hat with sidesweep upturned brim by Philip Treacy worn Nov 18 

3.     4.

Queen Máxima’s midnight blue felt fedora with ribbon hatband and side bow by Fabienne Delvigne worn Nov 21
Queen Elizabeth’ turquoise felt hat with teal velvet stitched leaves by Angela Kelly/Stella McLaren worn Nov 28
5.     6.
Queen Máxima’s pink bandeau headpiece studded with tiny sequins worn on Nov 29
Countess of Wessex’s blue crepe covered bumper-edged pillbox with veil by Jane Taylor worn Dec 11
7.     8.
Queen Elizabeth’s pale jade straw domed hat with twists and silk flowers by Rachel Trevor Morgan worn Dec 18
Queen Elizabeth’s dark green felt cloche with knot and quills by Rachel Trevor Morgan worn Dec 22
9.   10.
Countess of Wessex’s caramel felt fedora with feather hatband from Hicks & Brown Dec 22 and worn Dec 29
Duchess of Cambridge’s Lock and Co. forest green saucer with leaf trim around the back worn Dec 25
11.   12.
Princess Anne’s purple felt fedora with a twisted bow and curling feathers on the side worn Dec 25
Queen Elizabeth’s yellow and grey hat with feather pouf by Angela Kelly/Stella McLaren worn Dec 29
This poll will remain open until Wednesday, January 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. Happy voting!

Top Royal Hats: September and October 2019

Results for favourite new design and favourite repeated hat worn in September and October are in with two clear winners:


Princess Hisako’s cream straw hat with black brim stripe and monochrome flowers worn Sep 24



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Autumn Phillips’ green felt beret percher with flying bow and leaves by Sally Ann Provan worn Sep 9

Jump over to the poll for favourite new hat here and favourite repeated hat here to see the results in greater detail. Stay tuned later this week for a final set of polls before we face off 2019 poll winners to crown your favourite new and repeated hats of last year!
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Favourite New Royal Hat: September & October 2019

Happy New Year! We’re ushering in 2020 today with a look back at hats worn last year. During September and October 2019, we saw a number of new royal hats at openings of parliament and the Imperial enthronement, among other events, which, based on your comments, truly impressed. We’re going to look back at these thirteen admirable designs and choose one to be put forward in our countdown to your 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 thirteen  hats you most admired last September and October, shown in the order they were worn:

1.    2.
Autumn Phillips’ green felt beret percher with flying bow and leaves by Sally Ann Provan worn Sep 9
Princess Sofia’s burgundy velvet bandeau and bow by Matthias Lavesson worn Sep 10
3.    4.
Queen Máxima’s claret felt rounded beret with double rolled bow by Philip Treacy worn Sep 17
Princess Laurentien’s pink straw teardrop percher with feather hibiscus flowers by Eudia worn Sep 17
5.     6.
Princess Mary’s navy felt waved, sidesweep saucer with flying bow and silk rose by Jane Taylor worn Sep 28
Princess Benedikte’s dark green bumper hat with navy straw waved leaf trim worn Oct 1
7.    8.
Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie’s orchid purple button percher with multicoloured shibori silk pleated pinwheel studded in crystals by Sylvia Martinez worn Oct 16
Queen Mathilde’s ochre ruched silk toque with applique flowers and leaves by Fabienne Delvigne worn Oct 16
9.  10.
Queen Mathilde’s turquoise felt calot hat with overlapping flat bows by Fabienne Delvigne worn Oct 17
Princess Mary’s mulberry straw Jane Taylor saucer with pupley-grey silk flowers worn Oct  22
13.  12.  13.
Queen Mathilde’s petal pink silk covered pillbox worn Oct  22
Crown Princess Victoria’s royal blue straw saucer with silk flowers & twists by Philip Treacy worn Oct  22
Princess Hisako’s peach silk boater hat with silk leaves and ruffled crin brim overlay worn Oct 25
This poll will remain open until next Tuesday, January 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. Happy voting!

Favourite Repeated Royal Hat: September & October 2019

We’re still behind on 2019 polls so before the clock strikes midnight and we usher in 2020, I’m going to get this one out!

September and October were busier months of royal hats thanks for a number of state visits and the Imperial enthronement. Based on your comments, twelve repeated hats stood were received with particular admiration; 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.

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

1.    2.

Queen Máxima’s natural straw picture hat with high upsweeping ‘slice’ brim by Fabienne Delvigne worn Sep 4
Crown Princess Mary’s black straw picture hat with fluted brim and leaf trim by Susanne Juul worn Sep 5
3.    4. 
Queen Elizabeth’s purple felt flat crowned hat with upturned kettle brim and silk flowers by Angela Kelly worn Sep 9
Duchess of Cornwall’s red felt formed beret with pheasant feathers by Philip Treacy worn Sep 9
5.    6.
Princess Hisako’s cream straw hat with black brim stripe and monochrome flowers worn Sep 24
Queen Margrethe’s charcoal felt trilby with pompom and feather trim worn Sep 29
7.   8.
Queen Máxima’s coral straw saucer with tan binding and multicoloured feathers worn Oct 15
Duchess of Cornwall’s pale blue felt beret percher with oak leaf trim by Philip Treacy worn Oct 15
9.  10.
Queen Máxima’s sienna orange straw picture hat with sidesweeping brim by Fabienne Delvigne worn Oct 16
Queen Elizabeth’s lilac-grey straw hat with roses and looped bow by Rachel Trevor Morgan worn Oct 19
11.   12. 
Queen Máxima’s grey silk flower headpiece with dotted tulle by Fabienne Delvigne worn Oct  22
Queen Máxima’s burgundy velvet ruched calot with black veil overlay by Fabienne Delvigne worn Oct 29
This poll will remain open until next Tuesday, January 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. Happy voting!

Favourite New Royal Hat: July & August 2019

While you’re already casting votes for your favourite repeated royal hat worn over the summer, we turn our attention now to the new hats worn during the same time period. Over July and August, eight new royal hats stood out in our related conversations and it is these eight designs we return to now with the task of choosing one to be put forward in our countdown to your favourite new royal hat of the year.

Please click on each caption 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 July and August this year, shown in the order they were worn:
1.    2.
Duchess of Cambridge’s braided bandeau in red silk abaca by Juliette Botterill worn July 6
Queen Mathilde’s coral straw layered leaf-shaped hat by Fabienne Delvigne worn July 21
3.  4.
Princess Claire’s raspberry straw picture hat with mushroom brim by Amélie D’Hooghvorst worn July 21
Princess Hisako’s blue hat with flat crown and cartwheel brim with multicoloured straw leaves worn August 4
5.    6.
Princess Hisako’s pale celery green hat with lace crown and crin brim worn August 17
Princess Beatrice’s black leather halo bandeau with feathers by Justine Bradley-Hill worn August 31
7.  8.
Sarah, Duchess of York’s black bumper hat with Lady Amherst feather trim by Jess Collett worn August 31
Crown Princess Victoria’s headpiece of folded lilac ribbon flowers by Örjan Jackobsson worn August 31
 
This poll will remain open until next Monday, December 16 at midnight GMT.   As with all polls here, each computer or mobile device can vote twice per day for as many hats as you wish. Good luck!

Favourite Repeated Royal Hat: July & August 2019

While the pace of royal hat wearing slows over the summer, this year saw  number of lovely repeated designs worn to events in July and August. We’re going to look back at these beauties and choose one to be put forward in our countdown to your Favourite New Royal Hat of 2019.

There were ten repeated royal hats worn over the summer that received particular admiration- ten hats in a myriad of colours and shapes, some with restrained trim and others lavishly bedecked. 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 royal hats we most admired in July and August, shown in the order they were worn:

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Queen Máxima’s  warm brown straw picture hat with high upsweep by Fabienne Delvigne worn July 2
Queen Elizabeth’s coral straw hat with upturned brim and wide arc of feathers by Angela Kelly worn July 4
3.    4.
Queen Mathilde’s silver silk covered percher with silver straw twist by Philip Treacy worn July 9
Queen Elizabeth’s pink silk wool cloque hat with fritillaria flowers and feather leaves by Angela Kelly worn July 9
  5.    6.
Queen Mathilde’s textured pink calot with side bow by Fabienne Delvigne worn July 10 in Germany
Queen Elizabeth’s pale blue cloche with flowers by Rachel Trevor Morgan worn on August 6
   7.    8.
Princess Tsuguko’s cream hat with black crown and trim worn on August 10
Queen Elizabeth’s turquoise straw hat with double hatband and bows by Rachel Trevor Morgan worn August 17
   9.   10.
Queen Elizabeth’s magenta straw hat with blue brim binding and burnt feathers worn August 25
Queen Máxima’s fuchsia straw picture hat with sidesweeping ‘slice’ brim by Fabienne Delvigne worn August 31
 
This poll will remain open until next Monday, December 16 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!