Bidding on the wacky headpiece, reputedly designed by Britain’s super secret Ministry of Funny Hats, had reached GBP 80,000 (approximately $129,560) as of Saturday evening EST.
The princess, fifth in line to the British throne, is reported to have a ticket to fly a suborbital space tourism flight aboard Richard Branson’s SpaceShipTwo vehicle.
The eBay page describes the hat as “Preowned” and as
A unique sculptural celebratory headpiece in delicate tea rose silk, designed by one of the UK’s most creative and influential milliners Philip Treacy. A truly individual, fun but elegant wedding bow becomes the fascinator form. This statement piece is worn on the front hairline secured by a clear wire headband that is easily disguised by the wearer’s hair. This is a gravity defying hat.
Proceeds from the auction will benefit two charities, UNICEF and Children in Crisis.
Bidding closes on Sunday, May 22 at 15:31:13 EDT. If you’re interesting in bidding, click here.