The power of Kate Middleton never ceases to amaze. Earlier this month, it was reported that two rental hats worn by Kate before she married Prince William would be up for bidding at Kerry Taylor‘s Passion for Fashion auction in London. The hats were estimated to sell for between $3,000 and $4,600, but the chapeaux fetched more than $10,000 total.
Kate rented the toppers from the appropriately named Get Ahead Hats shop. She chose a black Philip Somerville in 2008 for the Order of the Garter. In 2010, she rented another black topper by Aurora to attend a friend’s wedding. The Somerville hat was auctioned off for around $5,000, and the Aurora piece for about $5,800, the Daily Telegraph reports.
Both hats went to one lucky anonymous bidder, who received rental receipts and diary entries that documented Kate’s appointments at the store. Oh, and major bragging rights.
Let’s take a look at those hats again:
this is some kind of spaceship or something.