Fascinated by fascinators

While Prince William and Kate Middleton looked grand on their wedding day, the happy couple didn't get all the attention. Princess Beatrice of York shared the spotlight and some say not in a good way. Her unusual headpiece, called a fascinator, was designed by Philip Treacy. Commentators around the world immediately weighed in on the fashion statement and it became an instant Internet meme, even appearing on satirical images of Osama bin Laden. A Facebook page launched shortly after the wedding titled "Princess Beatrice's ridiculous Royal Wedding hat" garnered nearly 140,000 likes. But maybe Beatrice got the last laugh. She sold the hat on EBay for more than $130,000, with proceeds going to Unicef and Children in Crisis. Photos
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