Two hats Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, wore before she married Prince William will be auctioned to the public June 26, through Kerry Taylor auctions. Want a black and white Philip Somerville chapeau Kate wore to the Order of the Garter gala some years back? It can be yours. Are you yearning for a hat large and black and feathered by Aurora? That's going, too. Just bring scads of money. A dress the now-duchess once wore sold earlier for about $130,000, reports Now magazine.
Will the proceeds go to charity? Probably Kate wishes that were true, but the answer is no, because neither Kate nor her family own the items. The owners will profit, big time, cashing in on the royal fame! No doubt the Queen is frowning, but that won't change anything.
Duchess Catherine always likes to look perfect and is especially known for her thrift. The two traits don't really go together, so the duchess uses little tricks to make it all work. One of those tricks, before she was married, happened to be renting hats and other accessories, and two fabulous designer creations Kate Middleton once wore will be up for auction later this month.
There is nothing at all wrong with renting stuff you will only wear once. It's a time-honored tradition. But if you have serious plans to marry a prince, you might want to think twice. You don't know who, years later, might be running her fingers along the hatband and dreaming the same dreams.
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