Our favourite Kate Middleton hats throughout the years

And there's a lot of them

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And there's a lot of them

It goes without saying that if you're a part of the royal family, your hat game needs to be strong. From Princess Diana's bold colourful choices through to the Queen's infamous EU hat, they're important pieces that can make both fashion and political statements all at the same time. When it comes to topping off her looks, Kate Middleton's got the art of hat dressing mastered and we've put together a little selection of her best throughout the years.

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While she hasn't gone full Queen Elizabeth and chosen an anti-Brexit hat, she does however weave politics into her looks. Whenever she and Prince William jet off on tour, she generally chooses pieces that are subtle, classy nods to that country. From her unforgettable maple leaf hats in Canada through to her Parisian chic Lock and Co piece in 2016, she's a master of saying a lot without saying too much - if you know what we mean.

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We always love it when she branches out and goes for something more experimental, whether she's opting for an oversized heart hat or a sherbet fascinator on one of the most colourful days of the year. As her style has matured over the years, we've also noticed she's been choosing to match the colour of her hat to her outfit: an easy tip for those of you struggling to pull a hat trick.

Where to buy Kate Middleton hats

It seems as though Kate has a few favourite brands she turns to when it comes to her choice of accessories. Jane Taylor is a big love of hers as well as Lock and Co, though she’s been known to fancy a good Philip Treacy hat - joining the ranks of celebrity fans like Lady Gaga.

Unfortunately, many of Kate’s hats are sold out but we’ve managed to lock down a few that are still available or find similar styles. Just - uh - be prepared to break the bank if you want a Kate original. In fact, somebody even bought two hats that Kate Middleton had worn at auction, fetching an eye-watering £7000...we might pass on that.

Megan C. Hills

Megan is a freelance journalist who covers entertainment and all things lifestyle, with a particular passion for fashion, beauty, travel and Keanu Reeves stories. She has previously worked on staff for titles including Marie Claire UK, CNN Style and The Evening Standard and has written for titles such as Bustle UK, Wallpaper*, Forbes and Hong Kong Tatler. She splits her time between London and her hometown Hong Kong, where she currently lives with the love of her life - an elderly dog named Poppy - and her husband.