William and Kate's Canadian Cowboy Controversy

Here's an 800-word story about how the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge offended all of Canada:

The royal couple, on their first official overseas tour since their April wedding, landed at Calgary's airport on Thursday where they were scheduled to try on the white cowboy hats.

But William and Kate opted out after Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, himself sporting a cowboy hat, presented them.

The incident set the microblogging site Twitter abuzz and was a rare misstep for the young royals, who have charmed Canadians at every stop of their tour.

Later on they did wear the cowboy hats and it seems — we hope! — that all has been forgiven. Does this mean that if Will doesn't wear an Ed Hardy allover print shirt with flaming dice board shorts he's going to be run out of Southern California?

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