It caused a social media sensation and countless comparisons, but all of the Royal Wedding attention on Princess Beatrice’s hat choice has only proved beneficial, with the proceeds from its £81K eBay sale going straight to charity.
Speaking before the eBay auction launched, Princess Beatrice said: “I’ve been amazed by the amount of attention the hat has attracted. It’s a wonderful opportunity to raise as much money as possible for two fantastic charities. I hope whoever wins the auction has as much fun with the hat as I have.”
And she can only have been more amazed by the tidy sum it fetched on eBay, the closing figure standing at £81,100.01.
The winner of the bid has not been named, however, the proceeds will be split between deserved charities Unicef and Children in Crisis.
By Sarah Smith