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Video: The fascination with Princess Beatrice’s fascinator

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    >>> dresses worn by the middleton sisters may have been the talk of the royal wedding but one fashion accessory stood out above the rest. we are talking about princess beatrice 's eye-popping hat and it could be yours. here's mitch cosmetic.

    >> reporter: whether you hated it or hated it, there it was. the likes of which the world had never seen. points for uniqueness? how about just for sparking endless hilarity on the web? there's the hat as " star trek " weapon and a space alien . or as a cat door , a toilet seat. come on, opportunity everybody want to try it on? just once. the perfect finishing touch for nick nolte and just as chic on elegant abe and everyone taking down osama. beatrice herself said she found the reaction wonderful. it's an incredible response to a hat really. i'm glad it provoked so much conversation. her mom took the matter all the way to oprah's couch.

    >> i heard there was a bit of a hat controversy.

    >> reporter: the mostermind behind the work of cranial art -- is world renown ed philip treacy. here before the wedding.

    >> it's about mathematics, illusion. hats have been a talking point throughout the centuries. we are still talking about them.

    >> reporter: yes, we are. now it turned out young princess bea and her sis didn't choose the hats but he surprised them he defends them saying his inspiration was beauty and elegance. i thought they looked gorgeous and beautiful. he's certainly not the only designer with a fascinating taste in fascinators. this is definitely not for the royal wedding .

    >> i think you will have a problem getting through the doors of the abbey in this one, darling.

    >> reporter: well, this hat will keep on giving to unicef and children in crisis and can be yours when the action ends may 22. think of the heads you will turn. for "today," michelle kosinski , nbc news, london.

    >> we don't even know where to go with that. it's some hat. it makes a statement.

    >> the guy's ripping off dr. seuss. look at the hats behind him. they were all from a dr. seuss book.

    >> there you go.

    >> during the royal wedding --

    >> now there is a look. yes. we are bidding on the hat. we have to have it.

    >> oh, no. we do wear those actually. during the royal wedding if you watched when they were doing the vows and split between will and kate, beatrice was right in between them. she got tons of air time .

    >> interesting though. i asked the fashion critics what they thought and all said, at least she was noticed and she made a statement. maybe the statement was, my mom's not here at the wedding.

    >> i don't think it's the right statement. we'll see what happens at auction. you never

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  1. Royal wedding fashion

    From flashy fascinators to sophisticated coats, see how guests of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding got decked out for the historic occasion.

    Kate's dress
    Bride Kate Middleton, in a dress designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, leaves Clarence House with Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall to travel to Buckingham Palace for the evening celebrations following her wedding to Prince William. (John Stillwell / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Prince William leaves Clarence House with his father Prince Charles, Prince of Wales to travel to Buckingham Palace for the evening celebrations following his wedding. (Wpa Pool / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip arrive at Buckingham Palace after the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge. (Andrew Winning / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. David Beckham and Victoria Beckham arrive to attend the royal wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey. (Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Princess Eugenie of York and Princess Beatrice of York arrive to attend the royal wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey. (Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smile following their marriage at Westminster Abbey. (Chris Jackson / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Kate Middleton and her father Michael arrive at Westminster Abbey, followed by Maid of Honour Pippa Middleton, bridesmaids and page boys for Kate's marriage to Prince William. (Pool / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. The daughters of Earl Spencer sit in the pews at Westminster Abbey. (Pool / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Tara Palmer-Tomkinson arrives at the royal wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey. (Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Spain's Prince Felipe is flanked by Princess Letizia and Spain's Queen Sofia outside of Westminster Abbey. (Martin Meissner / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Prince Harry's sometime girlfriend Chelsy Davy (center), in turquoise Alberta Ferretti, arrives at the royal wedding. (Jasper Juinen / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Britain's Labour leader Ed Miliband and fiancee Justine Thornton leave after the wedding ceremony in Westminster Abbey on April 29. (Phil Noble / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and his wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez leave Westminster Abbey after the wedding ceremony of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. (Phil Noble / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco leave after the wedding ceremony in Westminster Abbey. (Phil Noble / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Lord Frederick and his wife, Sophie Winkleman, leave after the wedding ceremony of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey. (Toby Melville / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey. (Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall arrive at Westminster Abbey before the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. (Phil Noble / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel, the Duke of Vastergotland, arrive at Westminster Abbey before the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. (Toby Melville / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall arrive at Westminster Abbey before the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. (Ben Stansall / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. Elton John and David Furnish arrive at the royal wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey. (Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. Guests arrive at Westminster Abbey in London for the royal wedding. (Anthony Devlin / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
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    Slideshow (44) Will and Kate's royal wedding - Ceremony
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