May 22, 2011 6:22 PM by Jeannette Hynes

Fascinator fetches $131,000 on eBay

LONDON (AP) - Auction site eBay says a bidder has paid 81,100
pounds ($131,648) for the silk bow hat worn by Princess Beatrice to
last month's royal wedding.

The 22-year-old granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II put the
Philip Treacy creation on sale to raise money for UNICEF and
Children in Crisis.

The silk hat caused a stir at the wedding of Prince William and
Kate Middleton on April 29.

Since then, it has been compared to antlers and a pretzel, and
has been photoshopped into scores of unlikely scenarios on the
Internet. Forty bidders vied for the prize, but eBay did not reveal
the identity of the winner.

The auction ended Sunday.


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