It was the most talked about accessory at last month’s royal wedding. And no, NewsFeed isn’t referring to Pippa Middleton’s derriere.
The infamous hat worn by Princess Beatrice at her cousin Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal nuptials has been sold on eBay for $131,648 Sunday night. With 40 bidders pining for the iconic mad hat, all the money raised is to be donated to UNICEF UK and Children In Crisis. “I’ve been amazed by the amount of attention the hat has attracted. It’s wonderful opportunity to raise as much money as possible for two fantastic charities,” said Princess Beatrice.
The “lucky” eBay bidder who won the auction of Irish designer Philip Treacey’s creation still remains anonymous. Treacy told Reuters he was “delighted, flattered and touched by HRH Princess’ Beatrice’s decision to donate the hat to charity.”
Who knew a hat in the shape of a toilet seat could garner so much money for a good cause?