Top Royal Hats April 2017

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

Top New Royal Hat: April 2017

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:
1.Queen Máxima, Apr 7, 2017 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats   2.Princess Beatrix, Apr 7, 2017 | Royal Hats
Queen Margrethe’s plaid Pork Pie hat worn April 11 in Aarhus
Queen  Elizabeth’s blue felt hat with teal velvet leaves by Angela Kelly worn April 13
 5.Countess of Wessex, April 16, 2017 in Jane Taylor | Royal Hats     6.Autumn Philips, April 16, 2017 in Emily London | Royal Hats
Countess of Wessex in a black straw pillbox with feather trim by Jane Taylor worn April 16
Autumn Phillips’ Emily London designed black felt beret percher with feather worn Easter Sunday
7.Queen Elizabeth, Apr 16, 2017 in Rachel Trevor Morgan | Royal Hats   8.Duchess of Cambridge, April 17, 2017 | Royal Hats  
Queen Elizabeth’s turquoise and black straw hat with pink floral trim by Rachel Trevor Mogan worn April 16
Duchess of Cambrige’s cream silk square pillbox with bow worn Easter Sunday
9.Queen Máxima, Apr 27, 2017 | Royal Hats
Queen  Máxima’s navy silk smocked calot with silver bead embroidery worn April 27 for Koningsdag
The poll will remain open for two weeks until Friday, May 19 at midnight GMT. As usual, each computer or mobile device can vote twice per day for as many hats as you wish and results will remain hidden until the poll closes. Happy voting!

Top Repeated Royal Hat: April 2017

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:

 

1.Queen Margrethe, April 1, 2017 | Royal Hats  2.Duchess of Cambridge, April 5, 2017 in Lock & Co. | Royal Hats    
Queen Margrethe’s turquoise cap with feathers, quills & embroidered band worn April 1
Duchess of Cambridge in a black straw percher saucer hat from Lock & Co. worn on April 5
3.Lady Sarah Chatto, April 7, 2017 in Stephen Jones | Royal Hats    4.Queen Elizabeth, April 11, 2017 in Rachel Trevor Morgan | Royal Hats 
   5. Crown Princess Victoria, April 10, 2017 in Yves Saint Laurent | Royal Hats    6.Queen Elizabeth, Apr 22, 2017 in Angela Kelly | Royal Hats  
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!

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