Royal wedding hat sells for $131,000

It was by far the most ridiculous thing that anyone wore to the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, but all’s well that ends well, right?  The hat that Princess Beatrice wore was sold on eBay earlier this week, and ended up bringing in a final winning bid of $131,000 for charity.

Some of the money will go to UNICEF UK, which is a charity that works worldwide to give underprivileged children access to health care and education.  Another beneficiary, Children in Crisis, helps finance educations for children who would otherwise be doomed to a life of poverty.  So the hat was good for something after all!