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Preakness hats get the royal treatment
Preakness hats get the royal treatment

Move over, Animal Kingdom. This year's Preakness front-runner is likely to be the fascinator, at least in the grandstands. With the royal wedding fresh in people's minds, milliners and the fashion-forward alike predict a change in the hat fashion at Maryland's most famous horse race. Traditional wide-brimmed straw hats adorned with black-eyed Susans could be replaced by fascinators — smaller, show-stopper hats anchored to a headband — or other headpieces similar to those recently worn at Westminster Abbey. "The royal wedding has definitely been a buzz word," said Keith Pfeffer, manager at Hats In The Belfry, a hat retailer with Baltimore locations in...

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