Princess Beatrice to auction off royal wedding fascinator

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Wish you could own only the most ridiculous fashion item of the year?

That’s right, Princess Beatrice is auctioning off her gravity-defying Philip Treacy fascinator – an accessory so ridiculed that it boasts numerous Facebook pages, including such fan favorites as “Beatrice's Hat: What is it and what can it be used for?” and “The reindeer at Will & Kate's wedding - LOL JK, it was just Beatrice's hat.”

The exciting announcement was made by Beatrice's mother, Duchess Sarah Ferguson – who was not invited to the royal wedding (and was rather upset about it) – during a Wednesday appearance on “Oprah,” according to People magazine. "She's putting it up on eBay to auction it for UNICEF and for children in crisis," Fergie said.

While sporting the shocking chapeau may not have been the wisest maneuver (and let’s not even get into the raccoon-esque eye makeup), no one can argue with this move by risk-taking princess: charity.

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The hat that made such a splash at the royal wedding, Princess Beatrice's fascinator, is now up for auction. NBC's Michelle Kosinski reports.

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