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Princess Beatrice to Sell Much-Maligned Royal Wedding Hat on EBay

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    While Kate Middleton and her sister, Pippa, may have been the stars of the royal wedding when it came to style, the eye-catching assortment of hats at the affair also captured the world's imagination -- and one hat in particular.

    Princess Beatrice's ribbon-y beige topper, which was designed by Philip Treacy, was so unusual that it has since spawned its own internet meme and has 136,598 fans on Facebook as of this posting. The hat has become something of a viral sensation, proving yet again that questionable fashion often generates more eyeballs than good fashion.

    Now, it seems, the hat that launched dozens of parodies can be yours: People reports that Beatrice's mother, Duchess Sarah Ferguson, told Oprah during a Wednesday taping that the princess plans to auction the hat off on eBay to benefit UNICEF and for Children in Crisis. So for those looking to place bids, remember: It's all for charity. [The Feast]