Two hats worn by fashion Queen Kate Middleton expected to fetch thousands at auction
Bidders are expected to pay thousands when 2 hats worn by Kate Middleton go up for auction on 26 June.
The first is a black and white Philip Somerville number, which Kate chose for the Order Of The Garter in June 2008.
The second - a large black feathered headpiece by Aurora - was worn by Kate for the wedding of now-husband Prince William's close friend, Harry Meade, in October 2010.
Both are up for grabs through Kerry Taylor Auctions, who sold the see-through dress that Kate wore as a student for £78,000 last year.
Thrifty Kate, 30, hired the accessories from Get Ahead Hats in Reading for around £100 each.
'She was sometimes accompanied by her mother Carole who helped her make the right selection,' says a spokeswoman from the auctioneers.
Kate's hats had been put aside for safe-keeping by the store owner until they were ready to sell.
'Given her recent transformation into a style icon,' Kerry tells Marie Claire, 'we are confident there will be a great deal of interest in them.'