My apologies, dearest readers, for forgetting to share your choices for top new and top repeated royal hats worn in April. Two clear winners came out of these contests:
Queen Máxima’s grey felt picture hat with upswept brim by Fabienne Delvigne worn April 7 in Delft
Queen Elizabeth’s lilac-grey straw hat with straw flowers by Rachel Trevor Morgan worn April 11
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. Stay tuned early next week for the next set of polls facing off hats we saw worn in May.
Photos from from Patrick van Katwijk and WPA Pool via Getty
Between Easter, Koningsdag and regular royal engagements, April often sees a number of new royal hats and this year was no exception. Nine designs below stood out in particular, based on your comments, and from these nine designs we’ll choose a single winner to put forward as a finalist for favourite new royal hat of 2017.
Please click on each hat to jump back to its original feature post with additional photos and and information. Here are the nine designs, shown in the order they were worn:
April saw a number of higher profile royal events (Prince Felix’s confirmation, Lord Snowdon’s service of thanksgiving and the Newbury Races to name a few) that brought us a number of repeated royal hats. Based on your comments, six of these designs stood out as particularly successful and it is these six beauties that we face off now to choose our favourite repeated royal hat worn last month.
Please click on each hat to link back to its original feature post with additional views and discussion. Here are these six hats, shown in the order they were worn:
Crown Princess Victoria’s black felt Garbo hat by Yves Saint Laurent worn April 10
Queen Elizabeth’s vibrant blue split crown hat by Angela Kelly worn April 22 at Newbury
The poll will remain open for two weeks until Friday, May 19 at midnight GMT. Each computer or mobile device can vote twice per day for as many hats as you wish. Several of you have commented in previous posts about the difficulty making a single choice- vote for all your favourites!
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:
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:
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 in a puple felt pillbox with side feather trim by Jane Taylor on Feb 7 in Aarhus
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