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Price climbs for Princess Beatrice's bizarre hat

Published: 7:52PM Sunday May 22, 2011 Source: ONE News

Auction bids for Princess Beatrice's bizarre royal wedding hat have exceeded $100,000 as the online auction enters its final days.

There are currently 38 bidders competing on eBay to get hold of the spiraling headpiece, described on eBay as a "unique sculptural celebratory headpiece."

The swirling hat sparked controversy among fashionistas at Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding on April 29.

The auction site said a bidder has offered $153,128 (75,000 pounds) for the silk Philip Treacy creation, which has been compared to antlers, a toilet seat and a pretzel, and has been photoshopped into scores of unlikely scenarios on the internet.

The 22-year old granddaughter of the Queen has taken the joke in stride and put the hat on sale for charity. Proceeds are to go to Unicef and Children in Crisis.

The auction ends tomorrow.

With Newstalk ZB