The Mad Hatters of the Monarchy at Royal Ascot 2011

No one dishes 'good hat' like the British Royals and this week was no exception. The lovely ladies of the monarchy sported some fabulous millinery confections at Royal Ascot 2011, leading us to cheer long live the art of the hat!

 Queen Elizabeth II

Princess Beatrice of York

Princess Anne, the Princess Royal

Princess Eugenie of York

Princess Michael of Kent, The Duchess of Cornwall and Carole Middleton (mother of Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge) in counter-clockwise order.

Princess Haya of Jordan, Sheikha of Dubai

Sophie, Countess of Wessex

My absolute favorite of the royal mad hatters! Sophie Wessex never disappoints when it comes to a delightful creation perched on top of her blonde head. She was in such good form this week that I had to add this last one from the Order of the Garter service earlier in the week!
How cheeky!!

Who was your choice for 'best in hat'?


  1. My vote is for Sophie....
    wouldn't it be fun to have an event like Ascot as an excuse to go out and buy a new hat?

  2. I just love Sohpie. Period.

    And the first one (on the left) for Princess Anne is lovely...

  3. We love Sophie, but Eugenie gets huge points for her black-paper-plate-on-the-front-of-the-head gizmo from hat genius Philip Treacy. So thrilled to see so many fantastic hats! Everyone was stunning.