Princess Beatrice's Hat Sells for Over £80,000

Princess Beatrice arrives at Westminster Abbey for the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton in London in this April 29, 2011 file photo. The much-mocked hat worn by Princess Beatrice to Britain's royal wedding last month -- widely described as looking like a "toilet seat" -- is up for sale on eBay where bids have reached 18,400 pounds ($29,940). The tea rose, silk hat was "the most talked about hat of the whole occasion" Harold Tilman, Chairman of the British Fashion Council, said on eBay. Reuters Pictures

An eBay bidder has offered £80,000 for the spiralling Treacy headpiece worn by Princess Beatrice at last month's royal wedding.

On the eBay page the Princess has commented: "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."

The beige creation proved such a talking point it even has its own Facebook page, with more than 140,000 fans.

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