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Princess Beatrice's Wedding Hat at $30K
In this Friday , April 29, 2011 file picture Britain's Princess Beatrice, left, and Britain's Princess Eugenie leave after the wedding service in Westminster Abbey at the Royal Wedding in London. The eye-popping hat worn by Princess Beatrice at the royal wedding is to be auctioned to raise money for charity. Buckingham Palace said Thursday.The famous creation some said it looked like antlers on the princess' head sold on eBay with the proceeds to go to the charities UNICEF and Children in Crisis. AP Photo/Gero Breloer.
LONDON (AP).- Online auctioneer eBay says that bids for one of the wackiest pieces of royal wedding headgear have approached 18,400 pounds ($30,000.)

Princess Beatrice's massive, ring-and-bow-shaped hat, turned heads at the wedding of her cousin Prince William last month and has since become an Internet sensation.

The Philip Treacy creation has been compared to a toilet seat or a pretzel, and has been endlessly photoshopped to feature, for example, a cat crawling through it.

Beatrice has taken the joke in stride, featuring some of the most startling hat-inspired works on the eBay website. Money from the hat's sale is going to the UNICEF and Children in Crisis charities.

She said she hoped whoever bought the hat would have "as much fun with it as I have."

The auction ends on May 22.


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.





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