Whatever we may have said about poor Princess Beatrice’s fashion judgement in choosing that hat for the Royal Wedding, she has now demonstrated immense grace under fire, along with magnanimity, maturity and generosity by selling the hat on eBay, raising a vast sum for charity.
She could have sulked about it – she was perfectly entitled to do so. Bloggers and fashion pundits – SoSensational included – gave her an incrdibly hard time for choosing that frightful Philip Treacy hat, variously described as resembling a spacecraft or some vast insect. (We, at least, were reluctant to be horrid to the two young princesses, focusing our criticism on the absence of a stylish adult around to give them guidance.)
Instead of sulking, she made this fabulous gesture, netting more than £81,000 for children’s charity Unicef.
So congratulations Princess Beatrice for turning a fashion disaster into a triumph of your good nature.