While December was a fairly quiet month for royal millinery, November was full of official engagements, state visits and other events that called for hats. Based on your comments, there are twelve designs worn over the past two months that stand out as particularly successful. Some of you may note that one hat here was already included in the poll for favourite new hat, qualifying for both polls as it both premiered and repeated in the same month!
Click on any of the photos below to jump back to original posts with additional pictures and information on each design. Here are your twelve finalists:
Queen Elizabeth’s pink straw hat with sloped crown by Rachel Trevor Morgan worn on a Nov 3 visit to Newmarket
Queen Máxima’s Fabienne Delvigne designed navy straw picture hat worn in New Zealand on Nov 10
Countess of Wessex’s navy straw percher with cream and gold feather trim by Jane Taylor worn Nov 24
Queen Máxima’s coffee straw upswept ‘slice’ hat by Fabienne Delvigne worn for the start of the Belgian state visit
Duchess of Cambridge in a black felt hat with velvet upswept brim by John Boyd worn Nov 29
Queen Máxima’s brown felt percher hat with feather bird by Fabienne Delvigne worn Nov 30
Queen Elizabeth’s yellow straw and silk hat with grey feather pouf by Angela Kelly worn Dec 1
Queen Máxima’s Fabienne Delvigne designed red felt Garbo hat worn Dec 1
Lady Gabriella Windsor in a purple felt Philip Treacy design with diagonal brim at the Hennesy Gold Cup Dec 2
Duchess of Cornwall’s black felt hat with soaring upswept brim by Philip Treacy worn Nov 13 for Remembrance Sunday and repeated again on Christmas Day
Voting will remain open until next Sunday, January 15 at midnight GMT and each computer or mobile device can vote twice per day for as many hats as you wish. To avoid unnecessary influence, results will remain hidden until the poll closes. Have fun voting!
Photos from Pool, Andalou Agency, WPA Pool, Fiona Goodall, Justin Tallis, Patrick van Katwijk, Nigel Roddis, Photonews and Stuart C. Wilson via Getty; Albert Nieboer via PPE; Richard Young; Karwai Tang and Chris Jackson via Getty