Royal Wedding

Princess Beatrice's wedding hat at $30K

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
In this Friday, April, 29, 2011 file picture Britains Prince Andrew, center, and his daughters Britains Princess Eugenie, left, and Britains Princess Beatrice leave Westminster Abbey at the Royal Wedding in London . The eye-popping hat worn by Princess Beatrice at the royal wedding is to be auctioned to raise money for charity. Buckingham Palace said Thursday.The famous creation _ some said it looked like antlers on the princess head _ will be sold on eBay with the proceeds to go to the charities UNICEF and Children in Crisis.(AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

In this Friday, April, 29, 2011 file picture Britain's Prince Andrew, center, and his daughters Britain's Princess Eugenie, left, and Britain's Princess Beatrice leave Westminster Abbey at the Royal Wedding in London . The eye-popping hat worn by Princess Beatrice at the royal wedding is to be auctioned to raise money for charity. Buckingham Palace said Thursday.The famous creation _ some said it looked like antlers on the princess' head _ will be sold on eBay with the proceeds to go to the charities UNICEF and Children in Crisis.(AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

Online auctioneer eBay said that bids for one of the wackiest pieces of royal wedding headgear have approached 18,400 pounds ($30K.)

Princess Beatrice's massive ring-and-bow-shaped hat turned heads at the wedding of her cousin Prince William last month.

The Philip Treacy creation has been compared to a toilet seat or a pretzel. Images of the headpiece have been repeatedly digitally manipulated and posted online, featuring - for example - a cat crawling through it.

Funds from the hat's sale will go to UNICEF and Children in Crisis, according to eBay. Beatrice said she hoped whoever bought the hat would have "as much fun with it as I have."

The auction ends May 22.

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