Best New Royal Hat: October 2016

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While we didn’t see many new royal hats debut in October, there were a handful of great designs from which we can choose a favourite. Six new hats stood out in particular, shown below in the order they were worn. Click on each picture or its caption below to jump back to original posts with additional photos and information on each hat:

 

1. Queen Máxima, Oct 3, 2016 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats   2.Queen Silvia, Oct 5, 2016 | Royal Hats

Queen Máxima’s black fedora by Fabienne Delvigne worn to Utrecht’s  Aboriginal Art Museum on Oct 3
Queen Silvia’s greige felt hat with black striped underbrim worn during a visit to Germany, Oct 5

3.Queen Mathilde, October 11, 2016 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats   4.Queen Mathilde, Oct 13, 2016 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats 5.Empress Michiko, Oct 25, 2016 | Royal Hats  

Queen Mathilde’s autumn leaf trimmed casque by Fabienne Delvigne worn in Japan, Oct 11
Queen Mathilde’s red straw and silk percher hat by Fabienne Delvigne worn in Japan on Oct 13
Empress Michiko’s cream silk saucer with rose trim
worn in Kyoto on Oct 25

Update- I completely forgot about this sixth hat which also received high praise:

Princess Eugenie, Oct 13, 2016 in Juliette Botterill | Royal Hats

Princess Eugenie’s blue braided pillbox hat designed by Juliette Botterill worn to commemorate the end of slavery, Oct 13

Voting will remain open until next Friday, December 23 at midnight GMT and each computer or mobile device can vote twice per day for as many hats as you wish. For added suspense, results will not be visible until the poll closes. Good luck!

Photos from via Albert Nieboer via PPE; Sean GallupPhotonews and Photonews via Getty; The Asahi Shimbun

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