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What’s With the Hats?

Maker: They're 'individual pieces of art'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2011 6:23 AM CDT
Updated Apr 29, 2011 7:00 AM CDT
What's With the Hats?
British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg (R) and his wife Miriam Gonzalez Duantez arrive at the West Door of Westminster Abbey.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – If the press hasn’t been loud enough about the royal wedding, the hats on display are certainly making up for it. So what’s the story behind them? An eight-member team of milliners in southwest England made at least 50 of the hats, including some for the royal family and the Middletons, the BBC reports. The hats are “individual pieces of art,” says Vivien Sheriff, the head of the rural operation. “You want to create beautiful things when you're in a beautiful area.”

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Meanwhile, the award for craziest hat of the day goes to Miriam Gonzalez Duantez, wife of deputy PM Nick Clegg, for a giant, feathery red piece, CNN says. Check the gallery for that and other highlights. (Read more royal wedding stories.)

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