Hats worn by Kate Middleton go on sale for thousands

Two hats worn by Kate Middleton are expected to sell for thousands of pounds at auction

Two hats worn by Kate Middleton are being sold at auction and are expected to go for thousands of pounds.

If you’d like to own a piece of fashion history, now’s your chance!

The two hats being sold through Kerry Taylor Auctions on June 26 are the black and white Philip Somerville piece, which Kate Middleton wore to join the Royal Family at the Order of the Garter in June 2008.

And, the second creation is by Aurora and was worn by Kate to the wedding of Prince William’s close friend, Harry Meade, in October 2010.

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It’s interesting to learn that the now Duchess of Cambridge hired many of her now iconic hats – including the two up for auction – from Get Ahead Hats in Reading for around £100 a time.

Seeing pound signs flashing before their eyes, the owners of the shop put the hats in safe-keeping once Kate had worn them and waited for their chance to sell.

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Miss Taylor, from the auction house in charge of the sale, said: ‘Before her fairy-tale wedding last year when she was created HRH the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate, like any other ordinary girl, visited her local milliner if she needed a hat for a special occasion.

‘With an eye for economy and practicality, as hats take up masses of storage space, she preferred to hire a hat for the day rather than purchase it outright.

‘She was sometimes accompanied by her mother Carole who helped her make the right selection.

‘Given her recent transformation into a style icon we are confident there will be a great deal of interest in them.’

Considering the see-through dress that Kate wore during a fashion show at St Andrews University sold for £78,000, we think it’s safe to say the two hats will go for a hefty price!

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