Princess Beatrice’s Royal Wedding Hat Going Up for Auction


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Princess Beatrice is auctioning off her Philip Treacy royal wedding hat for charity.

If you’re still fascinated by the pink fascinator Princess Beatrice wore to the royal wedding—and judging by the number of Facebook pages dedicated to the Philip Treacy creation, you’re not alone—you better start saving up. The big-bowed headpiece is about to hit the auction block.

Beatrice’s mom, Duchess Sarah Ferguson, revealed the news on the May 11 episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show, adding that her daughter will donate proceeds to charity.

“She’s putting it up on eBay to auction it for UNICEF and for children in crisis,” the original Fergie said of the towering topper, according to People.

Treacy’s pieces generally cost around $3,300 and the milliner has said that neither Beatrice nor her sis Princess Eugenie had any creative input in the design of the headline-making headwear they sported to the April 29 nuptials of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

“No, they didn’t tell me [what they wanted] because I’ve known them for a long time,” Treacy said, “and I wanted them to look gorgeous and beautiful.”

Beatrice certainly was a standout—and that begs the question: Where exactly would a non-royal wear such a crown? Somehow we can’t quite picture trotting this one out for a manicure.

And see what top milliner Treacy told us in an exclusive interview.


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