Hats Off to Princess Beatrice and the Wiggles: From Fashion to PhilanthropyJohn Cave Osborne
I’m sure you noticed that little number that Princess Beatrice wore to the royal wedding. You know. The atrocious hat with the squigglies on it? The one that sorta looked like the sign Prince used to go by when he went through that horrendous TAFKAP (the artist formerly known as Prince) phase?
I’m happy to say that I knew nothing of this controversial hat. See, on the day of the royal wedding, I was in the middle of a four-day backpacking trip where, symbolically enough, there was no, um, throne to be found. Anywhere. But once I got back to the real world, I heard all about the peculiar hat. And I was none too pleased.
But I heard something today about the hat that pleases me greatly, something that will also please countless underprivileged children.
According to the Associated Foreign Press, Princess Beatrice has put the hat on eBay. All proceeds will go to two different charities, both of which benefit children: the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, and Children in Crisis, a British charity. The bidding has started at $30,000 U.S. And one of entities interested?
None other than the popular children entertainers, the Wiggles. Which makes sense, given that not only do the Wiggles appeal to children all over the world, but they are also UNICEF Australia ambassadors.
I hope the Wiggles end up being the highest bidder. You know. So long as that dude in the yellow doesn’t wear it. Because that hat would totally clash with yellow.