Best Repeated Royal Hat: May 2016

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The month of May brought us numerous garden parties, state visits and hat wearing engagements that saw eleven repeated designs receive specific acclaim from you, dearest readers. As we continue to count down our favourite hats of 2016, it is now time to face off these eleven beauties and last month’s winner.

Click on any of the photos below to jump back to original posts with additional pictures and information on each design. Here are your favourite repeated royal hats worn in May, in the order they were worn:

1.Queen Elizabeth, May 6, 2016 in Rachel Trevor Morgan | Royal Hats  2.Countess of Wessex, May 10, 2016 in Jane Taylor | Royal Hats  3.Princess Alexandra, May 10, 2016 in Rachel Trevor Morgan | Royal Hats

Queen Elizabeth’s magenta and white Rachel Trevor Morgan design worn May 6
The Countess of Wessex in a white crin Jane Taylor headpiece for a May 10 garden party
Princess Alexandra in a Rachel Trevor Morgan designed turquoise straw hat at the May 10 garden party


4.Queen Elizabeth, May 10, 2016 in Rachel Trevor Morgan | Royal Hats  5.Duchess of Cornwall, May 10, 2016 in Philip Treacy | Royal Hats  6.Queen Silvia, May 10, 2016 | Royal Hats

Queen Elizabeth’s pink hat with silk flowers by Rachel Trevor Morgan at the May 10 garden party
The Duchess of Cornwall in a navy and cream Philip Treacy design for a May 10 charity event
Queen Silvia’s coral calot hat with bow trim for the May 10 Chilean state visit

7.2016-05-12 Faberge exhibit 3  8.The Duchess of Cornwallm May 12, 2016 in Philip Treacy| Royal Hats  9.Princess Alexandra, May 12, 2016 in Rachel Trevor Morgan | Royal Hats

Princess Benedikte’s raspberry pink straw picture hat worn at a May 12 museum exhibition opening and
at the May 21 Dansk Jockey Club Cup
The Duchess of Cornwall’s pink Philip Treacy picture hat with roses, leaves & curls at the May 12 garden party
Princess Alexandra’s ice blue hat with net trim by Rachel Trevor Morgan, also worn at the May 12 garden party

10.Queen Elizabeth, May 15, 2016 in Rachel Trevor Morgan | Royal Hats 11.Queen Elizabeth, May 17, 2016 in Rachel Trevor Morgan | Royal Hats

Queen Elizabeth’s pale blue Rachel Trevor Morgan hat with sweep brim & roses May 15 at the Royal Windsor Horse Show
Queen Elizabeth’s turquoise straw Rachel Trevor Morgan design with feather flowers at the National Memorial on May 17
and at the Buckingham Palace Garden Party on May 24

With a busy calendar of royal events coming up in June (and an extra set of polls for Ascot hats), we’re going to condense this voting period to 10 days and remain open only until Sunday, June 12. Each computer or mobile device may vote once every 12 hours for as many hats as strike your fancy. To avoid unnecessary influence, results will remain hidden until the poll closes. I think you will find this to be tougher choice than in months past- Good luck!

Photos from Eamonn M. McCormack and WPA Pool via Getty; The British Monarchy; WPA Pool, Zak Hussein and AFP via Getty;  Jydske Vestkysten; WPA Pool via Getty; The British Monarchy; Press Association; and WPA Pool via Getty

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5 thoughts on “Best Repeated Royal Hat: May 2016

  1. My favorite repeat isn’t listed – the Duchess of Cambridge wore a lovely cream Jane Taylor to the garden party on the 24th. Although I wish she’d wear more substantial hats, that one is just perfection to me!

    • With so many hats worn in May, I’m afraid that only the ones with widespread approval made it to the poll. Unfortunately, your favourite received mixed opinion!

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