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Princess reveals how infamous 'twizzler' hat wobbled

Princess Beatrice has been questioned about her infamous royal wedding hat - dubbed a 'turkey twizzler' - by an inquisitive eight-year-old boy. She was touring Berlin to promote the UK when he asked the Queen's granddaughter who designed it. He got the reponse; "A friend, Philip Treacy."

Princess Beatrice (left) and Princess Eugenie, during the launch of the Great Britain Mini tour in Berlin
Princess Beatrice (left) and Princess Eugenie, during the launch of the Great Britain Mini tour in Berlin Credit: Press Association

Princess Beatrice said she had not seen the hat before the wedding day in 2011 which some people also compared to a toilet seat and a giant pretzel. Beatrice also revealed the hat had been difficult to wear as every time she moved it wobbled.

Princess Beatrice with her sister in 2011 at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Princess Beatrice with her sister in 2011 at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Credit: Reuters

Princess Beatrice: Crossing finish line was extraordinary

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An aerial view of the Olympic stadium in Stratford, east London Credit: PA

Princess Beatrice, who took part in the run, said being among the first to cross the Olympic finish line was an extraordinary moment in what should be "a memorable year for the nation".

Men's winner Tommy Davies said winning the race was fantastic. "This is a once in a lifetime thing," he said.

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Nell McAndrew wins Olympic Park run

Princess Beatrice & Nell McAndrew
Princess Beatrice (left) with Nell McAndrew who won the ladies Olympic Park run Credit: PA

Five thousand people were the first to cross the finish line at the Olympic Stadium in the 5-mile National Lottery Olympic Park Run - the first public event at the east London stadium.

Men's winner was Tommy Davies, 26, of Loughborough while former model Nell McAndrew, 38, was the women's winner.

Princess Beatrice running in 2012 stadium

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Princess Beatrice will be among 5,000 runners who will be the first people to cross the finishing line at the Olympic Stadium today. Credit: ITV News

Princess Beatrice will be among 5,000 runners who will be the first people to cross the finishing line at the Olympic Stadium today.

The princess will officially start the National Lottery Olympic Run before joining members of the public and celebrities on a five-mile route around the Olympic Park which ends in the stadium. Paralympians and Olympians will also take on the course.

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