Princess Beatrice's Wedding Hat to be Auctioned Off for Charity

Posted on May 11, 2011

Princess Beatrice's infamous hat that has been the subject of much ridicule since the royal wedding will be auctioned off for charity, according to People. The hat, which was created by top milliner Philip Treacy, spawned its own facebook page and legions of detractors.

"She's putting it up on eBay to auction it for UNICEF and for Children in Crisis," said Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York. The duchess announced the sale today during her appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Treacy is unrepentant over the hat that launched 1,000 insults: he has said that the hat is "gorgeous and beautiful." He said his inspiration was beauty and elegance.
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