That ridiculously hat Princess Beatrice wore to the Royal Wedding has fetched an even more ridiculous price of $131,648 from an anonymous eBay bidder on Sunday evening.
According to the eBay page (now removed) the hat is a “unique sculptural celebratory headpiece in delicate tea rose silk.”
The bidder has remained anonymous however there bid will be put to good use with all proceeds from the auction going to UNICEF UK and Children in Crisis.
64 bids were made on the hat and even children’s TV stars The Wiggles made an offer at one point.
Speaking to the Guardian Princess Beatrice said:
“I’ve been amazed by the amount of attention the hat has attracted,” while adding, “It’s a wonderful opportunity to raise as much money as possible for two fantastic charities.”
The money for charity is a great service to humanity and if the winner would now just burn that ugly excuse for a hat they could serve a second great service to humanity.