Top Royal Hats March 2017

Results from our polls for top royal hats worn in March are in! While your top repeated royal hat was a clear winner, your choice for top new design resulted in a dead heat, giving us three top choices for March:

 

Crown Princess Mary’s black Susaane Juul hat with tall felt crown, straw brim & feather quills on Mar 21

Zara Tindall’s blue velvet percher with silk abaca knot & peacock feathers by Juliette Botterill worn Mar 14
Crown Princess Mary’s ecru felt pillbox with lace applique trim by Jane Taylor worn Mar 28

Jump over to the bottom of the original poll posts (new hats here and repeated hats here) to look at the results in greater detail or head over to the Fan Favourites page to see a growing tally of your favourite hats of 2017.

Photos from Max Mumby/Indigo via Getty; Benoit Doppagne via Belga; and Patrick van Katwijk via Getty

Top New Royal Hat: March 2017

March brought us an unexpected number of new royal hats, thanks to the Cheltenham festival, Commonwealth events and several high profile state visits. Lucky for us, there were a number of these new designs which, based on your comments, stood out as particularly outstanding millinery designs. Twelve such hats make the list for favourite new design to debut in March and from these twelve, it is now time to choose a winner.

Please click on each hat to link back to its original feature post with additional views and discussion. Here are your twelve finalists, shown in the order they were worn:

1.Empress Michiko, Mar 1, 2017 | Royal Hats     2.Queen Elizabeth, Mar 3, 2017 in Angela Kelly | Royal Hats
3.Empress Michiko, Mar 4, 2017 | Royal Hats     4.Duchess of Cambridge, Mar 10, 2017 in Silvia Fletcher for Lock & Co. | Royal Hats
5.Crown Princess Victoria, Mar 13, 2017 | Royal Hats    6.Zara Tindall, Mar 14, 2017 in Juliette Botterill | Royal Hats
7.Zara Tindall, Mar 15, 2017 in Rosie Olivia | Royal Hats     8.Lady Frederick Windsor, Mar 16, 2017 in Jane Taylor | Royal Hats
9.Zara Tindall, Mar 16, 2017 in Rosie Olivia | Royal Hats    10.
11. Crown Princess Mary, Mar 28, 2017 | Royal Hats  12.
  
The poll will remain open for two weeks until Thursday, April 20 at midnight GMT. As usual, results will remain hidden until after the poll closes and each computer or mobile device can vote twice per day for as many hats as you wish. Happy voting!

Top Repeated Royal Hat: March 2017

With Commonwealth events, state visits and the Cheltenham Races, March was busy month of royal hat outings. Based on your comments, there were eight repeated designs that stood out as particularly successful; it is now time to take a closer look at these eight beauties and choose a single favourite to put forward to compete for favourite repeated royal hat of the year.

Please click on each hat to link back to its original feature post with additional information, discussion and photos. Here the eight finalists, shown in the order they appeared:

1.Princess Benedikte, Mar 7, 2017 | Royal Hats    2.Duchess of Cornwall, Mar 10, 2017 in Philip Treacy | Royal Hats  

3.Queen Elizabeth, Mar 13, 2017 in Angela Kelly | Royal Hats   4.Duchess of Cornwall, Mar 13, 2017 in Philip Treacy | Royal Hats 
5.Queen Elizabeth, Mar 13, 2017 in Angela Kelly | Royal Hats   6.Duchess of Cornwall, Mar 15, 2017 in Philip Treacy | Royal Hats     
7.Duchess of Cambridge, Mar 17, 2017 in Silvia Fletcher for Lock & Co. | Royal Hats   8. 
The poll will remain open for two weeks until Thursday, April 20 at midnight GMT and and each computer or mobile device can vote twice per day for as many hats as you wish. As usual, results will not be visible until after the poll closes.  Have fun casting your votes!

Top Royal Hats January & February 2017

Looking back at our polls for favourite new and repeated royal hats worn in January, we have a landslide winner and one that squeaked through by a margin of just five votes:

Crown Princess Mary, Feb 7, 2017 in Jane Taylor | Royal Hats

Crown Princess Mary in a puple felt pillbox with side feather trim by Jane Taylor on Feb 7 in Aarhus

Princess Hisako, Jan 2017 | Royal Hats

Princess Hisako’s domed black hat with back feather spray worn in late January

Jump over to the bottom of the original poll posts (new hats here and repeated hats here) to look at the results in greater detail. I will also add monthly winners to the Fan Favourites page for you to see a growing collection of your favourite hats throughout the year. Stay tuned later this week for the March polls- they will be tough races.

Photos from Scanpix and Stig Lindberg

Top New Royal Hat: January & February 2017

Earlier today, I launched our first poll of 2017 to choose your favourite repeated royal hat worn during the first two months of the year. Now we turn our focus on new designs that made their debut during this same period. Early months of the year don’t typically see many new royal hats but January and February saw six hats which, based on your comments, stood out as particularly successful new designs.

Here are these six hats, shown in the order they were worn. Please click on each hat to link back to its original feature post with additional views and information.

1. Princess Eugenie, Jan 7, 2017 in Juliette Botterill | Royal Hats      2.Viscountess Linley, Jan 15, 2017 in Rachel Trevor Morgan | Royal Hats
3.Zara Tindall, Jan 13, 2017 in Meg Rafter | Royal Hats     4.Princess Hisako, Jan 2017 | Royal Hats
5.Queen Mathilde, Feb 17, 2017 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats    6.Queen Máxima, Feb 18, 2017 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats  
The poll will remain open until next at midnight GMT and and each computer or mobile device can vote twice per day for as many hats as you wish. Happy voting!
Photos from Fashion At The Races;  Mark Cuthbert via Getty;  Richard Gosling; Stig Lindberg; Patrick van Katwijk and  Patrick van Katwijk via Getty

Top Repeated Royal Hat: January & February 2017

After the success of monthly polls last year to narrow down our favourite new and repeated royal hats, we’re going to continue with this format again this year, merging together months we see less hats worn and taking multiple winners from busiest months. To kick off the first poll of 2017, we’re going to face off the ten repeated royal hats worn in January and February that, based on your comments, received the most positive reader reception.

Please click on each hat to link back to its original feature post with additional views and information. Here are these ten hats, shown in the order they were worn:
 1.Queen Elizabeth, Jan 15, 2017 in Rachel Trevor Morgan | Royal Hats    2.Queen Elizabeth, Jan 22, 2017 in Philip Somerville | Royal Hats 
3.Queen Elizabeth, Jan 29, 2017 in Rachel Trevor Morgan | Royal Hats   4.Queen Elizabeth, Feb 5, 2017 in Rachel Trevor Morgan | Royal Hats
5. Crown Princess Mary, Feb 7, 2017 in Jane Taylor | Royal Hats    6.Princess Beatrix, Feb 8, 2017 | Royal Hats
7.Queen Máxima, Feb 9, 2017 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats   8.Queen Elizabeth, Feb 13, 2017 in Rachel Trevor Morgan | Royal Hats 
9.Queen Máxima, Feb 21, 2017 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats   10.Queen Elizabeth, Feb 28, 2017 in Angela Kelly | Royal Hats
The poll will remain open until next Friday, March 31 at midnight GMT and and each computer or mobile device can vote twice per day for as many hats as you wish. Happy voting!
 
Photos from Chris Radburn/PA via Getty; Chris Radburn/PA Wire/PA Images; Steve Parsons/PA, Gareth Fuller/PA via Getty; Scanpix; Philip Van Der Werf via PPE;  Marco Prosch, Patrick van Katwijk and Chris Jackson via Getty

Best New Royal Hat of 2016: Results

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In our year-end wrap up of royal hats, the ultimate winner is the hat choosen for favourite new design of the year. Twelve polls narrowed down your favourites in this category to seventeen designs from fifteen different milliners- each one, a winner in its own right. From these seventeen designs, here are your top five favourite new hats worn in 2016:

#5

Zara Tindall in a navy felt percher beret covered in feathers by Rosie Olivia worn on March 16

#4

Crown Princess Mary at Prince Oscar’s christening on May 27 in Susanne Juul’s black straw picture hat with waved brim

#3

Duchess of Cambridge’s royal blue percher with leaf trim by Silvia Fletcher for Lock & Co. on Sep 24

#2

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Lady Brabourne’s grey and silver hat with upswept brim by Dillon Wallwork worn June 25

#1

Princess Charlene, November 19, 2016 in Rachel Trevor Morgan | Royal Hats

Princess Charlene on Nov 19 in Rachel Trevor Morgan’s black and white straw pyramid hat with roses

We see Princess Charlene in very few hats but there was no doubt, based on all your reactions to the hat she wore for Monaco National Day celebrations this year, that this stunning design was something very special. Congratulations to Rachel Trevor Morgan, whose work for Queen Elizabeth we have long admired, for claiming your pick for top royal hat of 2016.

Please jump over to this post for full poll results or link back to original features of each hat or head over to the Fan Page to compare your 2016 winners with your top picks from years past.

Photos from Getty as indicated; David Hartley/REX/Shutterstock; Stephane Cardinale and Theirry Orban via Getty