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Hats at the Royal Wedding

Princess Eugenie of York (L) and Princess Beatrice

Princess Eugenie of York (L) and Princess Beatrice of York arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. (April 29, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Whether a massive confection in straw like the one worn by the Queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips, or one of the more diminutive, if no less dramatic, "fascinators" worn by Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice of York, hats are as obligatory at a royal wedding as good manners. So what, we're wondering, was Samantha Cameron, wife of Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, trying to say by going with just a tiny barrette-like do-dad on her head?

David Beckham and Victoria Beckham arrive to attend
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David Beckham and Victoria Beckham arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London, England. (April 29, 2011)

Michael and Carole Middleton smile and wave at
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Michael and Carole Middleton smile and wave at the crowds following the marriage of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey in London. (April 29, 2011).

Singer Joss Stone leaves the Abbey after the
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Singer Joss Stone leaves the Abbey after the Royal Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey. (April 29, 2011)

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark departs following the
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Queen Margrethe II of Denmark departs following the marriage of Their Royal Highnesses Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey. (April 29, 2011)

Australian Olympian swimmer Ian Thorpe (C) arrives to
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Australian Olympian swimmer Ian Thorpe (C) arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London. (April 29, 2011)

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel
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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel of Sweden arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London, England. (April 29, 2011)

Queen Sofia of Spain, Prince Felipe of Asturias
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Queen Sofia of Spain, Prince Felipe of Asturias and Princess Letizia of Asturias arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London, England. (April 29, 2011)

Britain's Prince Andrew, center, and his daughters, Princess
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Britain's Prince Andrew, center, and his daughters, Princess Eugenie, left, and Princess Beatrice, leave Westminster Abbey after the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in London. (April 29, 2011)

Prime Minister David Cameron and Samantha Cameron leave
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Prime Minister David Cameron and Samantha Cameron leave after the Royal Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey. (April 29, 2011)

Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Prince Edward, Earl
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Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London, England. (April 29, 2011)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II gets inside a carriage
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II gets inside a carriage outside Westminster Abbey after the Royal Wedding for Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge in London. (April 29, 2011)

Queen Sofia of Spain, Prince Felipe of Spain
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Queen Sofia of Spain, Prince Felipe of Spain and Princess Letizia of Spain arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London, England. (April 29, 2011)

Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel of
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Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel of Sweden arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London, England. (April 29, 2011)

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall arrives to attend the
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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London, England. (April 29,2011)

Prince and Princess Michael of Kent arrive to
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Prince and Princess Michael of Kent arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London, England. (April 29, 2011)

From left, Prince Phillip, Carole Middleton, Britain's Queen
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From left, Prince Phillip, Carole Middleton, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall stand outside of Westminster Abbey after the Royal Wedding in London. (April 29, 2011)

Sophie, Countess of Wessex arrives to attend the
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Sophie, Countess of Wessex arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London, England. (April 29, 2011)

Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and his
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Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and his wife Miriam, arrive at Westminster Abbey for the Royal Wedding in London. (April, 29, 2011)

Sophie Winkleman, Lady Frederick Windsor arrives to attend
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Sophie Winkleman, Lady Frederick Windsor arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey. (April 29, 2011)

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson arrives to attend the Royal Wedding
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Tara Palmer-Tomkinson arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey. (April 29, 2011)

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow and Sally
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House of Commons Speaker John Bercow and Sally Bercow arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey. (April 29, 2011)

Ben Fogle and Marina Fogle arrive to attend
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Ben Fogle and Marina Fogle arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey. (April 29, 2011)

Zara Phillips arrives to attend the Royal Wedding
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Zara Phillips arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey. (April 29, 2011)

Prince Albert of Monaco arrives with his fiancee,
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Prince Albert of Monaco arrives with his fiancee, former South African swimmer Charlene Wittstock at Westminster Abbey at the Royal Wedding for Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton in London. (April, 29, 2011)

Former British Prime Minister John Major and Norma
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Former British Prime Minister John Major and Norma Major arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey. (April 29, 2011)

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark waves as she
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Queen Margrethe II of Denmark waves as she arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey. (April 29, 2011)

Lady Helen Taylor and Mr. Timothy Taylor arrive
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Lady Helen Taylor and Mr. Timothy Taylor arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey. (April 29, 2011)

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and his wife
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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and his wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey. (April 29, 2011)

Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall arrive to attend
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Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey. (April 29, 2011)

Guests arrive in Westminster Abbey ahead of the
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Guests arrive in Westminster Abbey ahead of the Royal Wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton. (April 29, 2011)

Guests takes their seats in Westminster Abbey ahead
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Guests takes their seats in Westminster Abbey ahead of the Royal Wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton. (April 29, 2011)

Guests arrive in Westminster Abbey ahead of the
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Guests arrive in Westminster Abbey ahead of the Royal Wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton. (April 29, 2011)

In this image taken from video, Charles Spencer,
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In this image taken from video, Charles Spencer, 9th Earl of Spencer, and brother of the late Princess Diana, right, waits for the start of the ceremony at Westminster Abbey for the Royal Wedding in London. (April, 29, 2011)

Guests arrive at Westminster Abbey in London ahead
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Guests arrive at Westminster Abbey in London ahead of the Royal Wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton. (April 29, 2011)

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