The most talked about hat at the royal wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton sold at a charity auction for $132,000! While the striking hat, designed by Phillip Treacy and worn by Princess Beatrice to the wedding of the century, received ridicule as well as rave reviews, who expected it to raise so much at auction?
As an ambassador for Children in Crisis, an organization her mother, Sarah Ferguson, helped found, Princess Beatrice auctioned the hat on EBay and watched as the bids continued to rise over the ten-day bidding period. The proceeds will be split between Unicef and Children in Crisis.
How did the princess respond to the winning bid? “I cannot believe the amazing response to the hat, it has its own personality, and I am so happy that we have raised the most incredible amount of money and can make an even bigger change for the lives of some of the most vulnerable children across the world. I am so lucky to be nearly finishing my university life and I know that this money will help make it possible for others to do the same,” Princess Beatrice said. You go, girl! The identity of the auction winner has not been revealed. Perhaps we’ll see him or her wearing it sometime.