In shock news today it can be revealed that the Duchess of Cambridge has been awarded the dubious title of ‘Hat Person of the Year’ by the Headwear Association. Not that surprising as she has single handedly brought back the fascinator into high street shops. We have seen sales of the said head gear rocket, since she topped off her signature hair style of long and loose with the feathery comb contraption. Not that that should shock us as everything she lays her hands on and wears with such aplomb sells out in a matter of hours, just ask Reiss and Warehouse.
But this is not the only accolade that Kate has won; in 2011 she was crowned Best Dressed by Harpers Bazaar; Most stylish Celebrity Bride by Popsugar.com; Queen of the High Street by VoucherCodes.co.uk; Best-Mannered Person by National League of Junior Cotillions; Beauty Star of 2011 by Hollywoodlife.com and Hair Icon by handbag.com. If we have missed any please let us know. But all due respect to Kate as we have seen that other members of the Royal Family can get head wear dreadfully wrong; remember Princess Beatrice at the Royal Wedding? She did compensate by auctioning off the awful signage created by Philip Treacy however on ebay and raised a respectable £81,100.01 with proceeds going to UNICEF and Children in Crisis.
Others who were in competition to beat Kate to the title of Hat Person included Rachel Zoe, Ne-Yo, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and Charlie Sheen but with Kate scoring a massive 91% of the vote, it was kind of a no brainer for them to even enter the contest. To celebrate Kate’s award, we have sourced some of her most iconic hats and even those dreaded fascinators! Enjoy!