This is it.
Throughout the past year, we have narrowed down our favourite royal hats through a series of monthly polls. It is now time to choose our winners of the year. First up is the race for favourite repeated design.
As in all previous polls, click on any of the photos below to jump back to original posts with additional pictures and information on each design. Please note that while several of these hats were worn more than once last year, they are only shown below in the outing that won one of the monthly semifinal polls.
Here are the thirteen finalists, all picked by you, dearest readers, for Best Repeated Royal Hat of 2016:
Voting will remain open until Tuesday, January 31 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. As this is a tight race, I encourage you to refer back to the original posts to look at each hat’s detail.
Photos from Michel Porro via Getty; Patrick van Katwijk/dpa/Corbis; Samir Hussein, Andreas Rentz, WPA Pool, Ben Stanstall and Danny Martindale via Getty; Jens Astrup/Scanpix via The Danish Monarchy; Stephane Cardinale and Danny Martindale via Getty; Albert Nieboer/EPP via PPE; Ole Jensen/Corbis, Justin Tallis, Karwai Tang and Chris Jackson via Getty