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Fascinating! Princess Beatrice's Hat to be Auctioned for Charity

Author: Maureen ODanu
Published: May 12, 2011 at 7:09 am

Princess Beatrice's FascinatorPerhaps it's a comment on how easily distracted people in the world can be, but Princess Beatrice's champagne colored fascinator that looked vaguely like a sigil on her forehead has been talked about, photoshopped, and passed around for the last couple of weeks, since the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Will & Kate) got married.

Good news folks – it's up for grabs! Princess Beatrice is auctioning the fascinator (that's what a hat that isn't really a hat is called in Great Briton, apparently) for her favorite charity, UNICEF. At least, that's what her mother told Oprah in confidence (in front of a few million onlookers) this week.

You know, the more I look at the silly thing, the more it resembles a uterus. Do you see the fallopian tubes? Perhaps the hat was not actually a frivolous purchase for an over-hyped and expensive wedding between two beautiful, wealthy people who will never know hunger in their lives.

Perhaps it was actually a subversive statement on the state of the media and our obsession with Royalty and wealth and beauty and power. Perhaps it's designed to startle the consumers of corporate media into realizing that they are allowing themselves to be entertained into submission while their corporate overlords take over the world.  Perhaps it is her way of expressing her faith in the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Nah. It's a silly hat. And if you have a few pounds to spare, you can pick it up at auction for a good cause. That's kind of cool, actually.


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Article Author: Maureen ODanu

I am a writer, foodie, gardener, knitter, therapist, and married middle aged feminist progressive who is the mother of sons. I enjoy writing building happiness as a feminist, a woman, and a human being.

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