As per your request, here is a review of some of the new hats we saw this year worn by members of the Imperial Royal Family. The Japanese royals are one of the most prolific hat wearing royal houses- there are too many hats here for a poll so I have numbered each one and invite you to name which hats are your favourites in the comments. Click on each photo to jump back to the original post with additional information, views and detail on each hat.
While I don’t think any of these hats are in the running for best overall new royal hat of the year, there are some beautiful millinery details not to be missed (the lace trim and lattice outer brim of #5 is exquisite while the braided trim on #27 is so smart). The wonderfully saturated colour makes #12 and #18 stand out as my favourites- Which hats or details on hats here stand out most to you?
Crown Princess Masako
Princess Kiko of Akishino
Princess Mako of Akishino
Princess Kako of Akishino