The young royal is reportedly planning to sell her love or hate hat to raise money for UNICEF
Love it or hate it, Bea’s controversial creation was the topic of conversation for days after the Royal Wedding, with opinions up and down the country divided over her extravagant choice of headwear.
The one-of-a-kind ruffled nude hat, designed by milliner Philip Treacy, even earned it’s very own Facebook page – titled Princess Beatrice’s Ridiculous Royal Wedding Hat – garnering over 136,499 ‘likes’ to date.
Now the 22-year-old has decided to auction off the much talked about headwear – not at a swanky auction house, but instead on eBay.
Yes, you could be the very proud owner of Bea’s outlandish towering head adornment.
According to her mother Sarah Ferguson, the princess has decided to sell the hat to raise money for charities UNICEF and Children in Crisis, after noticing all the attention that it received.
‘She’s putting it up on eBay to auction it for UNICEF and for children in crisis,’ the ex-royal told chat show host Oprah Winfrey, during an interview.
After Bea’s hat’s first outing, critics were lining up to slam her outlandish choice of headwear – with designer Philip Treacy even stepping in to defend her gravity-defying hat.
‘My inspiration was beauty and elegance; it’s a 21st century royal wedding,’ he said of the creation, adding that the princess looked ‘gorgeous and beautiful’.
And Bea herself has laughed off criticism, describing it as ‘incredible’ that her choice of headwear has received so much attention.
‘It’s an incredible response to that hat really, I’m glad it provoked so much conversation,’ she said in a recent interview.
‘I think it’s wonderful that it’s had a reaction, it is just a hat after all, and now it has got its own Facebook page and so many fans.’
What were YOUR thoughts on Princess Bea’s controversial royal wedding hat? Love or hate? Will you be bidding on ebay? Let us know in the comments box below.