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Princess Beatrice's wedding hat to be auctioned
Newsvine ^ | 5/12/2011 | Caroline Morrow

Posted on 05/12/2011 11:28:34 AM PDT by frithguild

LONDON — The eye-popping hat worn by Princess Beatrice at Britain's royal wedding is to be auctioned to raise money for charity, Buckingham Palace said Thursday.

The famous creation — which some said looked like antlers— will be sold on eBay with the proceeds to go to the charities UNICEF and Children in Crisis.

The hat was the handiwork of Britain's leading milliner, Philip Treacy, who designed many of the ladies' hats worn at the April 29 nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton, now known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The unusual design of the beige hat has sparked a Facebook fan page called "Princess Beatrice's ridiculous Royal Wedding hat," and one computer-altered picture showed President Barack Obama and his national security team all wearing the hat as they watched the commando raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.

The sale was announced by Beatrice's mother, Sarah Ferguson, on the Oprah Winfrey show. A palace spokesman confirmed the sale while speaking on condition of anonymity in line with policy.

Many have said the hat looked outlandish, but Treacy has defended it in comments to the British press, saying Beatrice looked "gorgeous" at the wedding.

Beatrice, 22, also defended it in a recent interview with Grazia magazine. She said it was "wonderful that it's had such a reaction."

She added: "It's an incredible response to a hat, really. I'm glad it provoked so much conversation."

UNICEF and Children in Crisis said in a statement on their website that they are looking forward to working with Beatrice to raise as much money as possible for children around the world.

The hat isn't on eBay yet, but a "Princess Beatrice Style Royal Wedding Paper Costume Hat" is currently listed at $9.99.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Society
KEYWORDS: charity; hat; royals

1 posted on 05/12/2011 11:28:37 AM PDT by frithguild
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To: frithguild
I'll just shoot a reindeer next fall and make my own...


2 posted on 05/12/2011 11:31:46 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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3 posted on 05/12/2011 11:31:58 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: frithguild

That hat was an idiotic eyesore. Great fashion doesn’t scream “look at this hat”, it draws your eyes in so you think, “what a beautiful woman!”


4 posted on 05/12/2011 11:32:54 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: frithguild

I love this place!


5 posted on 05/12/2011 11:36:51 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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6 posted on 05/12/2011 11:37:23 AM PDT by frithguild (The Democrat Party Brand - Big Government protecting Entrenched Interests from Competition)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

LOLOL!!!

The antlers are prettier.

So is the Elk. Or is that a moose?

No matter.

Defnitely easier to look at than Princess Bea.


7 posted on 05/12/2011 11:38:49 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: frithguild

Now that’s a great picture.

Actually, the description I liked best was that it looked like a uterus with two fallopian tubes.


8 posted on 05/12/2011 11:44:09 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: frithguild

Beatrice looks Klingon to me.


9 posted on 05/12/2011 11:44:51 AM PDT by JBR34
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To: frithguild

Looks tune to about 220mhz.


10 posted on 05/12/2011 11:44:58 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: frithguild

Fanciest toilet seat I’ve ever seen.


11 posted on 05/12/2011 11:46:40 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: frithguild

LOL You win


12 posted on 05/12/2011 11:48:58 AM PDT by wastedyears (SEAL SIX makes me proud to have been playing SOCOM since 2003.)
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To: Pollster1

Uh, with a face like that I think the hat served its purpose perfectly.


13 posted on 05/12/2011 11:49:15 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: frithguild

ROTFLOL....Oh my gosh ‘the war room team’ looks straight out of a Dr. Seuss story book! I am laughing my butt off! So funny! It’s a gotta see photo!


14 posted on 05/12/2011 11:50:37 AM PDT by caww
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15 posted on 05/12/2011 11:50:56 AM PDT by maggief
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To: frithguild
All I can say is that it looks as though Michelle now has competition in the non-fashion trend setting department. Gonna be fun to see how FLOTUS can outdo this.

That "THING" actually looks like and antenna.

Fergie you have spawned more embarrassment on the Crown. Please stop.

16 posted on 05/12/2011 11:51:31 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: maggief

Oh that is funny!


17 posted on 05/12/2011 11:52:53 AM PDT by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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To: maggief

That is frikin’ hilarious!


18 posted on 05/12/2011 11:53:56 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too...)
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To: frithguild

Actually it is up for bide on ebay now. http://cgi.ebay.com/Princess-Beatrice-Royal-Wedding-Hat-Philip-Treacy-/230620500557?pt=Women_s_Accessories_UK&hash=item35b20d924d


19 posted on 05/12/2011 11:53:56 AM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: maggief

Well that’s just weird.

“Fashions by Disney”?

;D


20 posted on 05/12/2011 11:59:55 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep....the clowns will eat me.)
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To: annieokie

Joan Rivers was right at least once in her life, when she said “the hat looked like a IUD!”.


21 posted on 05/12/2011 12:00:35 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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To: wastedyears; frithguild

Redwings?


22 posted on 05/12/2011 12:02:44 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: I still care
, the description I liked best was that it looked like a uterus with two fallopian tubes

Some FReeper posted that it looks like the Okra Winfrey logo...


23 posted on 05/12/2011 12:04:39 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: ErnBatavia
Redwings?


24 posted on 05/12/2011 12:09:23 PM PDT by frithguild (The Democrat Party Brand - Big Government protecting Entrenched Interests from Competition)
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25 posted on 05/12/2011 12:10:22 PM PDT by frithguild (The Democrat Party Brand - Big Government protecting Entrenched Interests from Competition)
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26 posted on 05/12/2011 12:22:54 PM PDT by Teflonic
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To: maggief
http://cgi.ebay.com/Princess-Beatrice-Royal-Wedding-Hat-Philip-Treacy-/230620500557?pt=Women_s_Accessories_UK&hash=item35b20d924d

Princess Beatrice Royal Wedding Hat by Philip TreacyListed for charity
IN AID OF UNICEF & CHILDREN IN CRISIS
Item condition: Pre-owned
Time left: 9d 20h (May 22, 201109:01:22 PDT)
Bid history:
1 bid
Current bid: GBP 5,000.00

Approximately US $8,229.00


27 posted on 05/12/2011 12:44:22 PM PDT by maggief
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To: frithguild; maggief

ROTFLOLOLOL. Hilarious thread.


28 posted on 05/12/2011 12:53:54 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Vinnie

Where’s the feedhorn?


29 posted on 05/12/2011 1:28:13 PM PDT by Noumenon ("One man with courage is a majority." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: maggief

Looks like something from a really, really bad Dune movie.


30 posted on 05/12/2011 1:29:57 PM PDT by Noumenon ("One man with courage is a majority." - Thomas Jefferson)
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