The royal wedding may have sparked a slew of trends -- from lace wedding dresses inspired by Kate Middleton's McQueen to figure-hugging white dresses just like Pippa's bridesmaid gown -- but the look that arguably became the most viral was the double-take-inducing fascinator worn by Princess Beatrice.
While some might have shied away from the spotlight, Princess Beatrice -- to her credit -- decided to put the Philip Treacy-designed topper up for auction to benefit a charity initiative she set up. In the end, the hat fetched more than most would have predicted, as an anonymous bidder won the topper for a whopping 81,100 GDP (roughly $130,000).
As Princess Beatrice told the Telegraph:
"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 the winner of the auction has as much fun with the hat as I have."
The auction had 94 bidders, and at one point, the Telegraph reports, an Australian children's band called The Wiggles has the highest offer. The proceeds will benefit numerous charities, including UNICEF and Children in Crisis.