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21 Times the British Royals Rocked Hats

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While the world seems to be dressing more and more casually, the British royals seem determined to keep up traditions. One of those traditions is wearing hats. And these aren't your normal, run-of-the-mill hats. The royal family loves to rock some serious headwear that has been specifically (and custom) designed. When you've got all of England, and pretty much most of the world, look at you, it's imperative to bring your A-game. And this includes head accessories. 

From Kate Middleton to Prince William's fashionable cousins, those royals sure have some wild taste in hats. Their philosophy seems to be the taller, more intricate, and more expensive... the better. We aren't judging by any means because we love seeing these works of art in action. Practically every royal event means outstanding clothing and even more unbelievable accessories. 

The women in the royal family -- and the men too -- always seem to top themselves when it comes to choose their headwear for the next event. And luckily, we are here to document each amazing fashion moment. So, enjoy 21 of the royal's boldest hat choices to date. But be careful, because these pictures will make you long for a custom hat of your own. 

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1Queen for a Day

Queen Elizabeth is always serious when it comes to hats.

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2A Day at the Races

Will's cousin Princess Eugenie brings a serious hat game to the Royal Ascot horse race.

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3Ladies Only

Prince Charles's niece Beatrice delivers with this hat for Ladies Day at Ascot.

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4Prince's Trust

Will's favorite relative, Zara Phillips, brings a trendy look to the family.

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5Kate Middleton

Kate's hat needs its own zip code. That's one epic hat.

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6Flower Girl

Camilla's flower hat looks so real a bee may try to pollinate it.

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7Flower Power

Kate may not have the crown yet, but she's the queen of hats with this white one.

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8Royal Flush

Pippa is Kate's royal plus one. And her hat is a serious royal flush.

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9Mother of the Bride

Kate's mom is seeing red in this hat.

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10All in the Family

The queen's sister wears purple, the color of royalty. Naturally.

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11Father/Daughter Day

Prince Charles's brother Andrew and his daughter Beatrice are both in on the hat act.

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12King's Ransom

Prince Charles shows off his finest for a day at the races.

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13Birds of a Feather

Kate gets wild with a bird's nest of a hat.

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14Dazzle Me

Princess Eugenie dazzles in a sequin hat.

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15Hat in Hand

Princess Beatrice's hat was a scene stealer at Kate and William's wedding.

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16Mellow Yellow

The queen is never one to shy away from color. 

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17She's a Lady

Princess Diana's neice Lady Kitty Spencer delivers on her hat game.

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18Just Like Jackie

Kate channels Jackie O. with her glam pillbox hat.


Parisian Moment

Meghan looked to the French for inspiration with this white beret. 


Powder Blue

Kate decided to go light for the 2018 Trooper the Color ceremony, and we think this color looks absolutely amazing on her. But we're pretty sure any color would look great on the duchess. 

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