Top New Royal Hat: Ascot 2017

Ascot week always brings us royal hat fans the highest concentration of new royal hats we see all year, leaving some of you to affectionately nickname this week, “Hat Christmas!”

During the week, we saw 32 new royal hats, 14 of which, based on your comments, were widely admired. It is these 14 hats that we place in side-by-side comparison now to choose a winner (or two?!) to put forward to contend for Top New Royal Hat of 2017.

Please click on each hat to link back to its original feature post with additional photos and much informative discussion. Here are these 14 hats, shown in the order they were worn:

1.Duchess of Cornwall, June 20, 2017 in Philip Treacy | Royal Hats    2.Duchess of Cambridge, June 20, 2017 | Royal Hats  
Duchess of Cornwall’s white upswept brim picture hat with feathers by Philip Treacy worn Day 1
Duchess of Cambridge’s cream cocktail hat with windowpane crin and floral lace worn Day 1
3.Princess Haya, June 20, 2017 | Royal Hats     4.Countess of Wessex, June 20, 2017 in Jane Taylor | Royal Hats
Princess Haya’s white straw mushroom brimmed hat with navy lace trim worn Day 1
Countess of Wessex’s open weave natural straw saucer with black twist by Jane Taylor worn Day 1
   5.Princess Beatrice, June 20, 2017 in Goldust Millinery | Royal Hats   6.Queen Elizabeth, June 21, 2017 in RTM | Royal Hats
Princess Beatrice’s pink leather percher with hydrangea trim by Goldust Millinery worn Day 1
Queen Elizabeth’s yellow straw hat with bows and feathers by Rachel Trevor Morgan worn Day 2
7.Countess of Wessex, June 21, 2017 in Jane Taylor | Royal Hats   8.Princess Haya, June 21, 2017 in Philip Treacy | Royal Hats
Countess of Wessex’s plum straw oversized boater with silk roses by Jane Taylor worn Day 2
Princess Haya’s black and white Philip Treacy waved saucer with white flower and feathers worn Day 2
9.Princess Eugenie, June 22, 2017 in Bundle McLaren | Royal Hats 10.Princess Beatrice, June 22, 2017 in Nerida Fraiman | Royal Hats 
Princess Eugenie’s navy straw saucer with red flowers by Bundle McLaren worn Day 3
Princess Beatrice’s large black straw saucer with white lace roses by Nerida Fraiman worn Day 3
11.Countess of Wessex, June 22, 2017 | Royal Hats  12.Zara Tindall, June 22, 2017 in Emily London | Royal Hats
Countess of Wessex’s white straw upswept saucer with feathers by Jane Taylor worn on Day 3
Zara Tindall’s pale pink teardrop cocktail hat with flowers and ruffles by Juliette Botterill worn on Day 3
13.Princess Eugenie, June 23, 2017 in Bundle McLaren | Royal Hats   14.Queen Elizabeth, June 24, 2017 in Rachel Trevor Morgan | Royal Hats 
Princess Eugenie’s navy straw upsweep with yellow flowers by Bundle McLaren worn on Day 4
Queen Elizabeth’s magenta straw hat with silk flowers by Rachel Trevor Morgan worn on Day 5

The poll will remain open until Tuesday, June 11 at midnight GMT and and each computer or mobile device can vote twice per day for as many hats as you wish. Please do not feel constrained to vote for just one hat. Results will remain hidden until after the poll closes.
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