Ascot 2022 Day 2: Round Up

Notable hats at the races today with royal connections:

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Lady de Mauley in Dillon Wallwork

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Countess Mountbatten of Burma in Dillon Wallwork

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Lady Eliza and Lady Emilia Spencer both in Jane Taylor hats

These additional hats caught my eye today:

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Vicki Christian in Jenny Roberts Millinery

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Awon Golding in her own design; Gail Hayden-Staph in her own design


Kate Waterhouse in Australian milliner Nerida Winter

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Actor Helen George in Rachel Trevor Morgan; Lily Frank in AW Collection


Rosie Tapner in Alice Linley

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Laura-Ann Barr in Laura O’Hanlon hat (with her self made Little Buds flowers); Charlotte Hawkins in Laylaleigh Millinery


Pink straw boater with pale blue feather flowers by July Monday Millinery

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Belinda Strudwick 

This wraps up the second day of racing at Ascot Racecourse. See you tomorrow for Ladies’ Day! Until then, which hats stood out to you most today?

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Ascot 2022 Day 1: Round Up

Notable hats at the races today with royal connections:

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Countess of Mountbatten of Burma and her daughter, Lady Alexandra Hooper. The third photo shows Lady De Mauley in a lace coat and ecru straw percher hat trimmed with flowers and feathers

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Lady Carolyn Warren in a pink Bretton with windowpane sinamay brim extension and flying bow; Carole Middleton in a headpiece of black rolled sinamay leaves and a wired dotted veil brim

These additional hats caught my eye today:

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Designer Larisa Archakova in a dress of her own design and Anna Gilder hat



Aleks Cvetkovic in Lock & Co.

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Milliner & fashion designer Yuan Li in her own designs; Charlotte Hawkins in a Lisa Von Hallwyl hat with silk abaca bow



Natalie Mehmet-Guest in Rachel Trevor Morgan



Unknown racegoer in a John Boyd hat and Stewart Parvin dress



Scarlett Gray in Martha Lynn Millinery and a Suzannah London dress. Gorgeous!

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Milliners Lisa Tan and Gail Hayden-Staph in their own designs

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Headpiece by Nataliya Couture

And that’s a wrap for Day 1! What hats stood out to you today?

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What non-royal hats did you admire at the races today?

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Ascot Day 1: Kents & De Mauleys

 Prince and Princess Michael of Kent were in today’s royal carriage procession into the Ascot grounds, joined by Rupert Charles Ponsonby, 7th Baron de Mauley and his wife, Lucinda. Princess Michael repeated a hat we’ve not seen yet here at Royal Hats. In an interesting saddle shape, the hat is made of cream windowpane straw and is trimmed with a wide cream hatband around the crown and a mass of black silk roses under the raised left side of the brim. I’m not sure the saddle shape works successfully in this instance, where the oddly proportioned hatband makes the piece look like it has been badly flattened. It’s creative, yes, and the hat’s colour plalate coordinates nicely with Marie Christine’s printed silk dress but but I’m not sure the hat is particularly flattering.

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Designer: John Boyd
Previously Worn: June 21, 2012

Lady De Mauley topped her textured white suit with an almond straw vertical saucer hat trimmed with a fan of burnt feathers tucked behind the hat’s raised edge.

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Prince Michael and Lord De Mauley both looked dapper in black silk top hats.

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Thoughts about Princess Michael’s interestingly shaped hat today?
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