Poll: Favourite New Royal Hat of 2019

And then there were nine.

Nine new royal hats that made their debut in 2019 to great acclaim. In felt ribbon and straw, in saucer, beret percher, disc and helmet shapes, in colours from the soft to the saturated, these beautifully made designs are the ones we admired most this year. It’s now time for another look at these beauties, choosing one to be crowned 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 9 new hats you most admired in 2019, shown here in random order:
1.    2.
Zara Tindall’s plum felt teardrop percher with feather trim by Juliette Botteril worn March 13
Queen Máxima’s dusky pink vertical saucer with silk flowers and pheasant feathers worn June 17
3.    4.
Crown Princess Victoria’s folded lilac ribbon flower headpiece by Örjan Jackobsson worn August 31
Autumn Phillips’ lattice straw saucer with flowers and feathers by Sally Ann Provan worn June 22
5.    6.
Queen Máxima’s tawny pink straw saucer covered in feather flowers by Berry Rutjes worn June 18
Zara Tindall’s navy felt percher with veil and leather flowers by Justine Bradley-Hill worn April 4
7.    8.
Sarah, Duchess of York’s pink layered disc with pheasant feathers by Jess Collett worn May 18
Autumn Phillips’ green felt beret percher with flying bow and leaves by Sally Ann Provan worn Sep 9
9.
Duchess of Cornwall’s black rounded brimless hat wrapped in feathers by Philip Treacy  worn Nov 10
This poll will also remain open until Saturday, February 15  at midnight GMT.   As always, each computer or mobile device can vote twice per day for as many hats as you wish. It’s a tough race- good luck!

Poll: Favourite Repeated Royal Hat of 2019

In 2019, we saw numerous repeated royal hats worn to royal visits, weddings, inauguration events and other celebrations. Throughout the year, we have admired many of these designs, slowly narrowing down our favourites to nine designs.

These nine beauties include bandeau, saucer, curved brim, disc and traditional picture hat shapes in colours from the most vibrant to monochrome. It’s now time to choose, from these nine finalists, your pick 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 nine finalists, in the order they were worn:

1.    2.
Princess Mako’s peacock blue silk bandeau with diamond motif worn February 26
Queen Elizabeth’s orange hat with magnolia blooms and brown straw leaves by Angela Kelly (made by Stella McLaren) worn March 7 to the Science Museum in London
3.    4.    5.
Princess Beatrice’s copper straw saucer with curling feathers & pink roses by Juliette Botterill on April 21
Countess of Wessex’s blush pink straw disc hat with black windowpane crin by Jane Taylor worn May 21
Countess of Wessex’s natural straw cutout saucer with tan organdie twists and coral feathers by Jane Taylor worn for the Order of the Garter on June 17
    6.    7.
Princess Alexandra’s pink straw picture hat with bow & feathers by Rachel Trevor Morgan worn June 18
Princess Tsuguko’s cream picture hat with graphic divided black crown and trim worn on August 10
   8.    9.
Princess Hisako’s cream straw hat with black brim stripe and monochrome flowers worn Sep 24
Duchess of Cambridge’s Lock and Co. forest green saucer with leaf trim around the back worn Dec 25
This poll will remain open until Saturday, February 15  at midnight GMT.   As always, each computer or mobile device can vote twice per day for as many hats as you wish. Happy voting!

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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