Princess Beatrice's Little Bee Initiative . . .

May 18, 2011

The Philip Treacy hat worn by Prince Beatrice to the recent Royal Wedding has caused quite a stir around the world and social media (Facebook), as people have weighed in on the design and her choice to wear. Personally? Via individual expression, I say!

OK, so the criticism and humor run rampant. . . . I much prefer the humor and have to wonder whether the Princess' style choices were designed to play a joke of sorts on the public. . .

Regardless, I have respect for Prince Beatrice's recent decision to form "The Little Bee Initiative" to sell the hat on eBay in benefit of two children's charities, Children in Crisis & UNICEF.

"I've been amazed by the amount of attention the hat has attracted. It's a wonderful opportunity to raise as much money as possible for two fantastic charities. I hope whoever wins the auction has as much fun with the hat as I have."~ Princess Beatrice

"I've been surprised by the overwhelming response to 'the hat. I'm delighted, flattered and touched by HRH Princess Beatrice's decision to donate the hat to charity. I hope that people all over the world will be generous and that this hat will benefit many."~ Philip Treacy

Here is the link to the bidding page: Bid on Princess Beatrice's Philip Treacy hat.

After 60 bids the current winning price is GBP 18,400.00 (that's approximately $29,830.08 for those stateside). . . Quite a fancy sum of money to help some little ones who would probably love the hat too!

Here are the FAQS:

Q. Who donated the main auction item?
A. The item was donated by Princess Beatrice of York.
Q. What is the Little Bee Initiative?
A. The Little Bee Initiative has been set up by Princess Beatrice for the purpose of this auction. She has decided to donate the proceeds from the auction to UNICEF UK and Children in Crisis.
Questions and answers about this item
Q: How many times has the hat been worn and does it have any marks on it?
A: The Hat has been worn once (for the Royal Wedding) and does not have any marks on it.
Q: What is the size of the hat and how much does it weigh?
A: The Hat's approximate dimensions are: Height - 29cm (at tallest point), Width - 23cm (at widest point), Depth - 9cm (not including headband) Weight:169g
Q: There is no feedback on this eBay account. How can I be sure this seller can be trusted?
A: This eBay account has been opened especially for The Little Bee Initiative and the sale of Princess Beatrice's Royal Wedding Hat. Both eBay for Charity (UK) and eBay Giving Works (USA) endorse this auction by placing...
Q: How do I know the hat is authentic?
A: The Hat will be sent from Buckingham Palace with a letter confirming that it was the Hat worn by Princess Beatrice at the Royal Wedding.

Happy Bidding, friends!



Mrs J said...
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Mrs J said...

Have you noticed how the antennae and body of the bee logo looks very similar to the hat?

Sandra said...

Sorry, I missed your comment, Mrs. J, until now. I haven't been attentive enough to the blog. I did notice the similarities between the logo and Prince Beatrice's Treacy hat. It was quite clever, wasn't it?!

The Jungle Surfer said...

the hat re[resents both bees and the ouroboros

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