Did Mohamed Al-Fayed commission this horror? I think yes.
Here's one last photo of Will and Kate in Calgary:
At the moment this photo was taken Will was remarking to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, "Christ. In England people get their knickers in a knot when my Granny goes on a fox hunt, but over here you give ribbons to young children for riding sheep. It's so wrong."
Meanwhile Kate's only thought is, "I fucking hate this fucking white fucking big fucking hat. Bastards. Can't believe I have to fucking wear it." No. Wait. That's not what Kate's thinking. That's what I would be thinking if I was expected to wear a very large white cowboy hat. I love hats, and I love big brimmed cowboy hats but I wouldn't wear one of these white hats. But the Royal couple were good sports and permitted the people of Calgary to make them look foolish.
LOOK! Laureen Harper is wearing an ensemble that I can't mock. It's nice enough and her hat isn't white. Good for her. Now if only she'd stop bringing that roly-poly fellow as her date everywhere, I'd be happy.
Did you see the little girl who greeted Will and Kate at the airport in Calgary? Her participation was arranged by the Make A Wish foundation because she has cancer and...okay I'm not going to recap her story. I just can't. Even the thought of it makes me teary-eyed. Go and read this article, but make sure you have tissues close at hand.
Lots of tissues.