Princess Beatrice Of York
May 23, 2011 by Post Team
Princess Beatrice Of York, A hat that created a stir when Princess Beatrice of Great Britain that led to the royal wedding last month sold for more than 130 thousand and Sunday in an online auction for charity for children.
The pink hat gave rise to numerous blog posts, along with a Facebook page – “ridiculous hat Princess Beatrice Royal Wedding” – with more than 143,000 “likes.” Beatriz won the hat to be auctioned online on eBay.com, with proceeds to benefit charities. The list describes the hat as a “unique historic sculptural celebration.” “I’ve been surprised by the amount of attention it has attracted the hat,” Beatriz is quoted as saying in the auction listing. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to raise money as possible for two outstanding charities. I hope that whoever wins the auction has as much fun with the hat than me.”
Although some in the Facebook page of the hat had predicted a flurry of last minute deals, the winning bid of 81,100.01 pounds (about and 131.341) was placed hours before the end of the auction.
Beatrice, the daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, wore the hat for the April 29 wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. Milliner Philip Treacy designed it.
“A wedding arch truly individual, fun and stylish as it becomes fascinating,” says descripteion in the auction listing. “This statement piece used in the frontal hairline secured by a strip of clear wire that is easily concealed by the hair of the user. This is a hat that defy gravity.”
The list also shows some pictures of the tongue in cheek created and posted online, like a cat with a crawl through the front of the hat. It also inspired a tribute song.
Proceeds from the auction benefiting the little bee Initiative, a campaign created by the princess to the benefit of UNICEF UK and children in crisis, according to the announcement.
“I’ve been surprised by the overwhelming response to ‘cap’,” Treacy said in the announcement of the auction. “… I am very pleased, flattered and thrilled by the decision of Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of the hat to donate to charity. I hope people around the world will be generous and this hat will benefit many.”
The auction was conducted by the auction for a cause, a service auction management that specializes in “auctions high-level advocacy to charities, nonprofit organizations and brands,” according to the list of questions more frequent.
Bidders must be pre-approved, according to the list, and has at least 18 years.
The reaction to the auction on the Facebook page’s hat was positive.
“Grace made, Princess B,” wrote one poster, “the auction of the monstrosity of a good cause with dignity and humor.”
“Absolutely fabulous!” another person wrote. “How good it is to do this?”
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