But really, the biggest snub in this year’s competition was Princess Beatrice, who inspired many a Halloween costume with her, um, fascinating fascinator at the royal wedding. Beatrice should be demanding a recount right now.
Previous winners of the award, which began in 2009, include Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt. It’s one of several prizes for the Duchess this year — she was also named Harper’s Bazaar’s best-dressed, and was the runner-up for Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. If there was an award for shiniest hair, she’d be a shoo-in.
Here are some of our favorite royal chapeaus from 2011.