Hat trick

I’ve said it before — people just love to judge.

At the recent royal wedding, Princess Beatrice became the focus of a virtual festival of judging.  Did you per chance to see?

Her hat, an original creation by famed London milliner Phillip Treacy — who designed many toppers for the big day — was the object of scorn pretty much from the moment Beatrice stepped out of her car at Westminster Abbey.

A Facebook page even popped up called “Princess Beatrice’s ridiculous Royal hat,” which has netted over 144,000 fans — er, judgers — to date.

Well, Beatrice has taken all that bad press and turned it into a big payday for charity.  She placed the much maligned headpiece up for auction on eBay, with the proceeds from the sale going to UNICEF and Children in Crisis.

The recent winning bid?  $130,000.

Talk about turning a negative into a positive!  Seems that elaborate hat was just pointing out Beatrice’s smarts.

Judge that.


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