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Princess Beatrice’s royal wedding hat attracts opening bid of £5k on eBay

That Philip Treacy fascinator, as seen on the head of Princess Beatrice at the Royal wedding last month, could now be yours as the fifth in line to the throne has put the designer headpiece on sale on the popular online auction site, eBay.

The now notorious fascinator has already attracted a whopping opening bid of £5,000 which was put forward by Dragon’s Den businessman, Duncan Bannatyne. All money collected from the sale of royal wedding hat will be divided between two children’s charities, Unicef and Children in Crisis.

To publicise the auction, the two charities involved have released a mock-up of entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne wearing the recognisable fascinator.

Princess Beatrice received wide spread criticism for her choice of headwear when she stepped out at the wedding of her cousin, Prince William, to Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29th. The one-of-a-kind nude giant bow fascinator was mocked by many fashion commentators and members of the public.

The headpiece made such an impression that two Facebook pages have been created in its honour one of which, Princess Beatrice’s Ridiculous Royal Wedding Hat, has attracted over 136,000 “likes” on the social networking site.

The auction is now live and will continue to run for nine days in total.

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Amy is our features writer and brings you news of the latest trends and crazes sweeping the wedding industry. So for advice on the latest bridal fashions, to what flowers are in season for your summer wedding, and ideas for original favours, Amy is your girl!

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