Credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images; Chris Jackson/Getty Images; Chris Jackson PT/Getty Images

While some fashionistas may never understand Kate Middleton's love for feathered fascinators and hats that look like a giant potato chip, there's one group who appreciates the Duchess of Cambridge's whimsical toppers.

The 30-year-old royal has been named "Hat Person of the Year" by the Headwear Association after slaying the competition -- which included Rachel Zoe and Justin Timberlake-- with over 90 percent of the public's votes.

Middleton is the third star to receive the honor: Johnny Depp won last year and Brad Pitt was the first in 2009.