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Princess Beatrice's Wacky Hat Sells for $130,000 on EBay
iVillage ^ | 05/25/2011 | Hillary Shenfeld

Posted on 05/25/2011 11:47:20 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Remember the laughs -- and gasps -- that greeted Princess Beatrice when she showed up for the royal wedding wearing that, well, unusual hat? Well now the young royal is getting the last laugh.

Beatrice, 22, put the blush-colored "fascinator" up for auction on eBay, and it's now been snapped up by an anonymous bidder -- for $130,000! According to People, the princess is donating the cash to two charities: UNICEF and Children in Crisis, the later of which was started by Beatrice's mother Sarah Ferguson (a.k.a. "Fergie," the Duchess of York) to provide education to children in some of the world's poorest countries.

"It has its own personality," Beatrice said of her head-topper after the sale ended. "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."

For the April 29 wedding of her cousin Prince William to Kate Middleton, Beatrice completed her outfit with the topper made by renowned London milliner Philip Treacy. The hat was so unusual that it instantly grabbed headlines, endless commentary and a number of Facebook fan pages, including ones that compared or combined pictures of the headpiece with images of a uterus, a pretzel, an octopus, an antelope, a moose and a reindeer. One fan page jokingly gave the hat credit for killing Osama bin Laden.

Treacy, whose creations can cost about $3,300, also made the electric blue number Beatrice's sister Princess Eugenie wore to the wedding -- and he says he made both hats without any royal input. "No, they didn't tell me (what they wanted) because I've known them for a long time, and I wanted them to look gorgeous and beautiful," he told HollywoodLife.com. "They trusted me to make them. Gorgeous and beautiful can be open to interpretation. My inspiration was beauty and elegance."

Well whatever his inspiration, the resulting creation turned out to have an ending perfect for a princess: happily ever after.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Society
KEYWORDS: charity; ebay; hat; princessbeatrice; royals; royalwedding; weddingbells


1 posted on 05/25/2011 11:47:25 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind; JoeProBono; a fool in paradise

2 posted on 05/25/2011 11:50:01 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Capitalism at it’s best. I love how business works. Supply and demand. Nobody should be upset with this.


3 posted on 05/25/2011 11:51:03 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: SeekAndFind

4 posted on 05/25/2011 11:52:04 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: SeekAndFind

5 posted on 05/25/2011 11:53:51 AM PDT by frithguild
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To: SeekAndFind

6 posted on 05/25/2011 11:54:50 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Reminds me of the headpieces
Vegas show girls wear.


7 posted on 05/25/2011 11:55:46 AM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: Revolting cat!


8 posted on 05/25/2011 11:57:51 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Jo Nuvark

what do you reckon she got for the eye makeup? Good Lord, she looks like a raccoon wearing a really, really stupid hat.


9 posted on 05/25/2011 11:58:36 AM PDT by RexBeach (If two people know, it's not a secret.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Come to think of it it does look like a view from inside the toilet bowl.

. . . not that I would know . . .

. . . well there was that time in Tijuana . . .


10 posted on 05/25/2011 11:58:52 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: frithguild

LOL!!!!


11 posted on 05/25/2011 11:59:01 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: SeekAndFind

12 posted on 05/25/2011 11:59:19 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: SeekAndFind
They really do need to consider adding a branch to the family tree...


13 posted on 05/25/2011 11:59:26 AM PDT by IamConservative (I'll walk a mile in your shoes. Then I will be a mile away from you and have a new pair of shoes.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Darn, my bid go flushed.


14 posted on 05/25/2011 12:01:29 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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got


15 posted on 05/25/2011 12:02:45 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

16 posted on 05/25/2011 12:04:48 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Jobs? Nope! Economy? Nope! Disarm the U.S? Yep! Impeach the treasonous Marxist Muslim usurper bast)
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To: napscoordinator; Revolting cat!

It was probably bought by the designer so he could keep up his reputation as a haberdasher.

Meanwhile, ebay took down my listing for the emperor’s new clothes. Too revealing?


17 posted on 05/25/2011 12:05:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ("If Eric Holder had his way, O-B-L would still be alive today." Thank you President Bush for Gitmo.)
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To: frithguild; RightField

Beatified.


18 posted on 05/25/2011 12:08:22 PM PDT by esquirette ("Our hearts are restless until they find rest in Thee." ~ Augustine)
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To: RexBeach
Don't insult the raccoon

19 posted on 05/25/2011 12:09:36 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Jobs? Nope! Economy? Nope! Disarm the U.S? Yep! Impeach the treasonous Marxist Muslim usurper bast)
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To: Lucky9teen
The actual Disney version:

20 posted on 05/25/2011 12:10:22 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Lucky9teen

Er, the raccoon looks like it just got its teeth whitened!


21 posted on 05/25/2011 12:11:58 PM PDT by RexBeach (If two people know, it's not a secret.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Rich, long blonde hair and nice eyes. What’s not to like?


22 posted on 05/25/2011 12:12:14 PM PDT by Peter from Rutland (!@)
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To: SeekAndFind
Pix:
23 posted on 05/25/2011 12:12:14 PM PDT by Matchett-PI ("I've studied prophecy 30 years" usually means "I have everything Hal Lindsay ever 'wrote'." ~ LNF)
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To: a fool in paradise

Does anyone know how to cancel a bid on Ebay?

I bid on a Mickey Mouse Outfit, and now I’m six minutes away from winning Obama’s Cabinet.


24 posted on 05/25/2011 12:13:58 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Jobs? Nope! Economy? Nope! Disarm the U.S? Yep! Impeach the treasonous Marxist Muslim usurper bast)
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To: SeekAndFind

The silly rich.


25 posted on 05/25/2011 12:18:17 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Lucky9teen

Quick!

Sell it to China!


26 posted on 05/25/2011 12:18:59 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: SeekAndFind

At least the hat can be removed painlessly. Can’t say the same for those teeth...


27 posted on 05/25/2011 12:28:42 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (PAVE THE PLANET!!)
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To: Lucky9teen

“Does anyone know how to cancel a bid on Ebay?

I bid on a Mickey Mouse Outfit, and now I’m six minutes away from winning Obama’s Cabinet.”

Is this a teaser for Friday Silliness? ;)


28 posted on 05/25/2011 12:31:57 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (PAVE THE PLANET!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

that should pay Mummy’s bar tab for a week


29 posted on 05/25/2011 12:34:18 PM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Lucky9teen

excellent


30 posted on 05/25/2011 12:35:42 PM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Lucky9teen

Amazing! They are all cartoon characters. LOL Good stuff.


31 posted on 05/25/2011 12:37:49 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Revolting cat!

LOL! Ouch!


32 posted on 05/25/2011 12:41:14 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Revolting cat!

I thought she was cute. The hat certainly worked for her color and facial shape. It brought more discussion than most of the royal wedding. And now she draws a few bucks for charity. Sounds like a home run for the Princess Beatrice.


33 posted on 05/25/2011 1:08:10 PM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will have more quality executive experience than Barack Obama.)
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To: frithguild; unkus; jesseam; sheik yerbouty; flat; freekitty; seekthetruth; NorwegianViking; ...

Awesome and oh so appropriate for a room full of Liberal fools!


34 posted on 05/25/2011 1:09:47 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: frithguild

I wondered what this was when I first saw it. I only read about this hat on this thread. Now this image makes more sense. Thanks...


35 posted on 05/25/2011 1:25:39 PM PDT by OriginalChristian (The end of America, as founded, began when the first Career Politician was elected...)
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To: SeekAndFind


36 posted on 05/25/2011 1:30:49 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Outstanding! You are fantastic with graphics. Thanks for the chuckles.


37 posted on 05/25/2011 1:52:53 PM PDT by NorwegianViking
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Liberal fools? Well there is a big oxymoron.


38 posted on 05/25/2011 2:48:41 PM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Hey, at least it was for charity. :)


39 posted on 05/25/2011 4:21:46 PM PDT by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: 70th Division

“Liberal fools? Well there is a big oxymoron.”

That’s merely redundant. “Liberal logic” is an oxymoron.


40 posted on 05/25/2011 7:16:25 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (PAVE THE PLANET!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Glad to see she lost all that weight.


41 posted on 05/25/2011 7:40:28 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: Lizavetta

Who’s the skinny guy?


42 posted on 05/25/2011 7:42:47 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Oh darn, you mean that email that’s been floating around has been photoshopped?


43 posted on 05/25/2011 7:47:31 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: SeekAndFind
Who’s the skinny guy?

Don't know who he is, but judging from his expression and her hand placement, I think she threatened to whip one of those puppies out..........Just guessing.

44 posted on 05/25/2011 7:56:40 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Bachmann, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: SeekAndFind

No clue.


45 posted on 05/25/2011 8:38:01 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: SeekAndFind

A fool and his money will soon be parted!


46 posted on 05/25/2011 8:47:34 PM PDT by dalereed
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