Overview of Royal Ascot 2016

Royal Hats

Here is a survey look back at all of the amazing hats we enjoyed at Royal Ascot 2016

Royal Ascot Day 1

 Queen Elizabeth, June 14, 2016 in Rachel Trevor Morgan | Royal Hats Princess Haya, June 14, 2016 in Philip Treacy | Royal Hats Duchess of Cornwall, June 14, 2016 in Philip Treacy | Royal Hats Princess Beatrice, June 14, 2016 in Sarah Cant | Royal Hats
Countess of Wessex, June 14, 2016 in Jane Taylor | Royal Hats Princess Anne, June 14, 2016 | Royal Hats Zara Tindall, June 14, 2016 in Rosie Olivia | Royal Hats Duchess of Gloucester, June 14, 2016 | Royal Hats

Queen ElizabethPrincess Haya Bint Al HusseinDuchess of CornwallPrincess Beatrice,
Countess of WessexPrincess Anne, Zara Tindall, Duchess of Gloucester, British Royal Men

Royal Ascot Day 2 

Queen Elizabeth, June 15, 2016 in Angela Kelly | Royal Hats Princess Haya, June 15, 2016 | Royal Hats Duchess of Cornwall, June 15, 2016 in Philip Treacy | Royal Hats Crown Princess Mary, June 15, 2016 in Jane Taylor | Royal Hats Duchess of Cambridge, June 15, 2016 in Jane Taylor | Royal Hats Countess of Wessex, June 15, 2016 in Jane Taylor | Royal Hats Princess Anne, June 15, 2016 | Royal Hats

Queen ElizabethPrincess Haya Bint Al HusseinDuchess of CornwallCrown Princess Mary,
Duchess of CambridgeCountess of Wessex, Princess Anne, British Royal Men, Crown Prince Frederik

Royal Ascot Day 3 (Ladies’ Day)

Queen Elizabeth, June 16, 2016 in Angela Kelly | Royal Hats Princess Haya, June 16, 2016 in Philip Treacy | Royal Hats Princess Beatrice, June 16, 2016 in Laura Apsit Livens | Royal Hats
Princess Eugenie, June 16, 2016 in Jess Collett | Royal Hats Countess of Wessex, June 16, 2016 in Jane Taylor | Royal Hats Princess Anne, June 16, 2016 | Royal Hats Princess Michael of Kent, June 16, 2016 in Philip Treacy | Royal Hats

Queen Elizabeth, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, Princess Beatrice, Princess EugenieCountess of Wessex,
Princess AnnePrincess AlexandraPrincess Michael of Kent, British Royal Men, Prince Nikolaos of Greece

Royal Ascot Day 4
Queen Elizabeth, June 17, 2016 in Angela Kelly | Royal Hats Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, June 16, 2016 in Philip Treacy | Royal Hats Duchess of Cornwall, June 17, 2016 in Philip Treacy | Royal Hats Princess Beatrice, June 17, 2016 in Sarah Cant | Royal Hats Duchess of York, June 17, 2016 in Jess Collett | Royal Hats Princess Michael of Kent, June 17, 2016 in John Boyd | Royal Hats

Queen Elizabeth, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Beatrice,
Duchess of YorkPrincess Michael of Kent, Zenouska Mowatt, British Royal Men

Royal Ascot Day 5

Queen Elizabeth, June 18, 2016 in Angela Kelly | Royal Hats Duchess of Cornwall, June 18, 2016 in Philip Treacy | Royal Hats Princess Beatrice, June 18, 2016 in Gina Foster | Royal Hats Princess Eugenie, June 18, 2016 in Nerida Fraiman | Royal Hats

Queen Elizabeth, Duchess of CornwallPrincess BeatricePrincess Eugenie,
Zenouska Mowatt, British Royal Men

My deepest thanks again to Irish milliner Fiona ManganAmerican milliner Jill Courtemanche and Australian milliner Christie Murray for joining us for Ascot week again this year. Their millinery expertise has added so much to the conversation and given us a comprehensive review of all the hats.  These milliners are each as lovely as they are talented and it has been my great honour to have them join us.

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14 thoughts on “Overview of Royal Ascot 2016

  1. Thank you so much for all your effort this past week! (Two weeks really). You are so wonderful to dedicating so much time and energy to providing us such great coverage (and so quickly) for these big events. I know it’s a ton of work, but it really is wonderful to to read the in-depth analysis. Thanks again for spoiling us all!!

  2. It’s been so much fun following your Ascot posts, HatQueen, and your leadup posts too, I feel spoiled. Reading about Chicago Chuck’s first hand experience has been a treat (looking forward to his follow-up instalment); and your panel of experts – Fiona, Jill and Christie – have provided wonderfully informative and insightful comments. Hope everyone can all join in again next time. Thanks for everything!

  3. That was fun for me but so much work for you. I so appreciated seeing the Queen is the lovely watermelon coulored hat adorned with feathers.

    Thank you for everything you did to make it a great week for us.

  4. Looking at this summary of royal hats worn at Royal Ascot 2016, my favourites are:
    1. Princess Mary’s vertical saucer hat with large rose trim (from Day 2)
    2. Duchess of Cambridge’s woven saucer hat with refined trim (from Day 2)
    3. Princess Eugenie’s woven conical hat with feature trim either side of the brim (from Day 3)
    4. HM Queen Elizabeth’s watermelon straw hat with feather trim (from Day 4)
    5. Princess Eugenie’s black straw picture hat decorated with pearls (from Day 5)
    6. Princess Beatrice’s navy slice hat with silk flower trim either side of the brim (from Day 5)

    Never would have though Princess Eugenie would make my favourites list twice, she definitely deserves an award for ‘most improved royal hat wearer’!

    • I agree about Eugenie and Beatrice, too. So nice to see them in hats rather than perchers. They are not petite women and a more substantial hat is definitely better scale. I loves both their Day 5 hats.

  5. Most enjoyable, thank you. I’m feeling a little deflated that it’s all over for another year – you have spoiled us.

  6. A big Thank You for the wonderful coverage of Royal Ascot 2016. I have thoroughly enjoyed it and hope you had as much fun putting it all together, as we had reading and commenting!

  7. Another year of stellar coverage and some marvelous hats. HM’s hats on Days 3 and 4 are in my top five for certain. Princess Haya on Day 3, Crown Princess Mary Day 2 and Duchess of Cornwall Day 1. Scrumptious. Thank you to all.

  8. Thanks to everyone for such a thorough discussion of hats and of Ascot. Special thanks go not just to the Hat Queen, of course, but also to Chicago Chuck for all the commentary — as well as to those who “modeled” the hats for the rest of us to gaze at!

    • So many surprises this year: orange for HM, TWO new hats for Princess Anne, the appearance of CP Mary…thanks again, HatQueen and guest milliners, for your wonderful coverage!

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