Royal Ascot takes place in mid June. Steeped in rich heritage and history, it is a national institution and the highlight of both the British social calendar and the millinery calendar. It is a time of extravagance in hat making, as this most regarded accessory is worn by all.

In previous years Jane Taylor has had a Royal following at Races with the Countess of Wessex and Zara Phillips both wearing her designs as well as having press from Tatler, Grazia and Harpers Bazaar from the event.

Many celebrities also wear Jane Taylor's pieces to Ascot and Jane has designed exclusive hats for Lady Spencer, Amanda Wakely, Danielle Bux (Married to Gary Lineker) and Florence Brunell-Bruce.

Jane has been interviewed for the Royal Ascot BBC fashion coverage for the last two years. Suzi Perry, the commentator for the BBC has been a huge fan and has worn Jane Taylor designs for the last 3 years running. Suzi interviewed Jane as part of the BBC coverage, discussing how to wear hats and the current trends in 2012.

In 2013 Emma Spencer took over from Suzi Perry and wore 4 of Jane's pieces for the Ascot BBC coverage.

In 2010 James Sherwood (BBC fashion critic, Royal Ascot) described Jane as ‘One of the most talented young British milliners'. James is Editor-at-large of The Rake and author of Fashion at Royal Ascot, Saville Row and The Perfect Gentleman.

Couture orders

Couture orders for Royal Ascot are taken from February to May. If you would like to place an order for Royal Ascot please do so as early as possible to allow for sourcing of special materials. Jane's 'Taylor by Jane Taylor' and Limited edition collections are available to purchase from her showroom or online.


Please contact the showroom on 020 8392 2333 for an appointment or email

Royal Enclosure

In the Royal enclosure you are required to wear a hat at all times and it should have a base of 4 inches (10cm) or more in diameter. Please contact us with your requirements and any queries.