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威廉大婚英国公主“马桶帽”网上拍卖

发表时间:2011/5/20字号:T|T
  The much-mocked hat worn by Princess Beatrice to Britain's royal wedding last month -- widely described as looking like a "toilet seat" -- is up for sale on eBay where bids have reached 18,400 pounds ($29,940).
  The tea rose, silk hat was "the most talked about hat of the whole occasion" Harold Tilman, Chairman of the British Fashion Council, said on eBay.
  The fuss over the hat worn to the royal wedding of her cousin Prince William to longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton seems to have taken Beatrice -- who is the daughter of William's uncle Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson -- by surprise too.
  "I've been amazed by the amount of attention the hat has attracted," Beatrice said on the auction site. "I hope whoever wins the auction has as much fun with the hat as I have."
  Money raised by the sale of the hat will be equally split between two charities: UNICEF and Children in Crisis.
  The hat, by milliner Philip Treacy, was given a starting price of 5,000 pounds and 32 bidders have placed 60 bids in the last six days.
  The eBay site has linked the auction to Facebook where members of the public have celebrated the hat design.
  Treacy said he was "delighted, flattered and touched by HRH Princess' Beatrice's decision to donate the hat to charity."
  The auction continues until May 22.
 
 
  英国公主比特莱斯近日在易趣网公开拍卖自己上月参加王室婚礼时所戴的一顶帽子,价格已升至1.84万英镑(合29940美元)。这顶帽子曾备受嘲讽,不少人认为它看起来像“马桶圈”。
  英国时装协会主席哈罗德•提尔曼在易趣网上说,这顶茶玫瑰色的丝绸帽子是“这场王室婚礼中最受关注的帽子”。
  公众对这顶帽子的关注也令比特莱斯公主本人大吃一惊。比特莱斯公主是威廉王子的叔叔安德鲁王子和前妻莎拉•佛格森的女儿,她戴这顶帽子参加了威廉王子和相恋多年的女友凯特•米德尔顿的婚礼。
  比特莱斯公主在拍卖网站上说:“我很惊讶这顶帽子受到这么大的关注。我希望无论谁拍得了这顶帽子,都能和我一样为此很开心。”
  拍卖帽子所得的善款将平分捐赠给联合国儿童基金会和“救助危机中的儿童”公益项目。
  这顶帽子由女帽设计师菲利普•崔西设计,起拍价为五千英镑,在过去六天已有32名竞拍者进行了60轮竞拍。
  易趣网将这次竞拍关联至Facebook网站,网站上有很多公众夸赞了帽子的设计。
  崔西表示,“比特莱斯公主殿下拍卖帽子捐赠善款的决定让我很高兴、很荣幸、也很感动。”
  拍卖将持续至5月22日。
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