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Royal Wedding Hat Sells for Over $130,000 on eBay
In this Friday , April 29, 2011 file picture Britain's Princess Beatrice, left, and Britain's Princess Eugenie leave after the wedding service in Westminster Abbey at the Royal Wedding in London. The eye-popping hat worn by Princess Beatrice at the royal wedding was auctioned to raise money for charity. The famous creation some said it looked like antlers on the princess' head sold on eBay with the proceeds to go to the charities UNICEF and Children in Crisis. AP Photo/Gero Breloer.



LONDON (AP).- Auction site eBay says a bidder has paid 81,100 pounds ($131,648) for the silk bow hat worn by Princess Beatrice to last month's royal wedding.

The 22-year-old granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II put the Philip Treacy creation on sale to raise money for UNICEF and Children in Crisis.

The silk hat caused a stir at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29.

Since then, it has been compared to antlers and a pretzel, and has been photoshopped into scores of unlikely scenarios on the Internet. Forty bidders vied for the prize, but eBay did not reveal the identity of the winner.

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 auction ended Sunday.


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.










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