Princess Beatrice to auction off her Royal Wedding hat, social norms sold separately


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You know, a lot of people gave Princess Beatrice flack for the hat she wore to the Royal Wedding last month. Some called it “crazy”, while others claimed that if you go through its ring, you actually enter another dimension… of crazy.

Whatever your feelings were on the Philip Treacy creation, now is your opportunity to own it. Beatrice’s mum Sarah Ferguson visited The Oprah Winfrey Show, and in a segment featured in today’s episode, she told Winfrey the already-infamous hat would be placed on the head of the highest bidder on eBay. “She’s putting it up on eBay to auction it for UNICEF and for Children in Crisis,” the Duchess explained.

So, not only would you be giving to a good cause, but you’d have your go-to accessory for the entire summer! Wear it to the beach, to your own cousin’s wedding, or to the movies (hey, the people seated behind you could totally see through the hole, thank you very much!)

Tell us PopWatchers, would you buy Princess Beatrice’s Royal Wedding hat? If so, would you wear it?

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  • Mr. Holloway

    Before you die, you see the ring.

    Also, eBay? Would putting the hat up on craigslist not have been class enough?

    • Dash

      Ebay is a bidding system Craigslist is not. Ebay makes more sense here.

      • Mr. Holloway

        I appreciate the update.

        However, my point was that I’d expect the Royal Family to use some fancy schmancy auction house…not a site that I’ve used to sell my old junk.

      • Demigod

        Like Sotheby’s, true.

    • Mr. Holloway


  • Monty

    I would NOT wear it in the woods during hunting season…looks too much like antlers.

    • James


    • jul

      I look at it and see a gift-wrapped toilet seat…

  • Elbyem

    Bad hat…but the decision to auction it off does look good on her.

  • Bob Peters

    what are the odds that lady gaga will buy it?

  • allie

    I’m sorry, I know I am in the cast minority on this one, but I LOVE this hat and I think it totally fit her style to wear it to the wedding.

    • Monty

      I agree in that it fit her style, which is bad. If I knew I was attending a wedding that would be watched by millions I would make sure I was wearing something that would not be mocked worldwide.

      • Monty

        That was supposed to be more like “I agree it fits her style, in that her entire wardrobe and makeup exhibit a poor sense in style. The bad hat with the bad dress and the bad makeup all go together to show her poor sense of style”.

  • Kristen

    Seems like the kids got their class from their dad (who has been tastefully MIA recently) rather than their mom. Seriously, the royal family was 2 for 2 on white trash weddings in the 80s.

    • Giulia

      2 for 2 white trash weddings? And the second white trash wedding would be?

    • caryn c

      oh no you di-ihnt call diana white trash!

      • Bob R

        let’s see, drunk passenger and drunk driver die in a car crash – it’s a little white trash yeah

  • Scott

    Two weeks later, and who is still getting the press? Princess Beatrice, and her fabulous hat. THAT is a job well done.

    (And Bob – Gaga has enough Treachy hats already. This is not nearly Gaga enough.)

    Yes, I’ll be monitoring and bidding!

  • Glen

    But…but….I thought she was going to be the new mascot for the NRA!

  • omg

    That’s some bad hat, Harry.

    • Bob R

      nice one

  • SAJiggyfly

    Now people, come on! We needed a breath of fresh air; or at least something to talk about for the next 30 years, because I hardly doubt this will be repeated until then. I think she looked adorable in it, but I would have gone with a black full-length gown with gold trim and the fascinator to match. Now, won’t you, your children and grandchildren be talking about this for the next three decades, not to mention all the TV spots this will garner. Quite hilarious, indeed.

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