Duncan Bannatyne wants to get his hands on that hat

Dragons’ Den investor Duncan Bannatyne has bid £5,000 on eBay for the Philip Treacy hatPrincess Beatrice wore at Westiminster Abbey.

Prince William‘s cousin has put the creation – which has been lambasted on Facebook group Beatrice’s Ridiculous Royal Wedding Hat  – up for auction to raise money for charity.

‘Right I might not love #thehat but I think it’s fantastic that Princess Beatrice is auctioning it for @UNICEF_UK,’ Tweeted Duncan, 62, yesterday.

#thehat doesn’t work for me,’ he writes. ‘But it’s for a great cause. I’ve bid £5k here http://bit.ly/royalhat Can you guys do any better?’

Money raised will also go towards Children In Crisis, a charity supported by Beatrice’s mother, the Duchess Of York.

But it seems Duncan‘s going to have to try harder, as he’s already been outbid by £200.

‘I hope whoever wins the auction has as much fun with the hat as I did,’ Beatrice, 22, tells the Daily Mail.

Children In Crisis and UNICEF are both doing amazing work for the most vulnerable children in the world so they were the natural choice for me.

‘I really hope this idea can raise lots of money to give children a better future.’

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