She's Tops: Kate Named 'Hat Person of the Year'

01/27/2012 at 10:30 AM ET

Kate Middleton Hats
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Hats off to Kate: the Duchess of Cambridge was just named “Hat Person of the Year” by The Headwear Association. Beating Rachel Zoe, Ne-Yo, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and Charlie Sheen — and taking a whopping 91 percent of the vote — the Duchess was the obvious favorite of online fans.

The Headwear Association — an organization founded in 1908 that “promotes hat wearing and the headwear industry throughout the world” — highlighted some of Kate’s best hats, including the velvet cabernet hat she wore on Christmas (left) and the memorable maple leaf headpiece by Sylvia Fletcher at Lock and Co. that she selected for Canada Day in July (center).

Kate is the third star to win top honors from The Headwear Association; Johnny Depp nabbed last year’s title, following in the footsteps (er, headprint?) of the organization’s first-ever winner, Brad Pitt. Tell us: Are you a fan of Kate’s hats?

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carol lange on

lovely hats .She is pure class.and culture.

carol lange on

Kate or Catherine is pure class . some are better than others, wish we all had a stylist!!!!

Kat on

They need to leave her alone she’s not a movie star she’s just a girl who happened to marry a prince! Ask me in 10 years, I’ll tell you what I thunk about her.

Cam on

Love Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. She looks wonderful in hats. Great pick and picture!

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thecarpetbaggernyc on

Reblogged this on thecarpetbaggernyc and commented:
What a shocker!

dj on

While I admire the Dutchess because it can’t be easy constantly being in the spotlight, but really an award for best hat wearer? Too shallow for me.

Diane on

Classy, and very feminine woman.

Kat Mandou on

this is so incredibly exciting!

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