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  • This is one of Kate Middleton's hats being auctioned
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  • Kate Middleton wore this hat to the wedding of Prince William's friend Harry Meade

Kate Middleton, one of the most photographed woman in the world, has become famous for recycling her high street outfits.

So we're not at all surprised to discover that she's hired some of her most spectacular millinery.

And now you have the chance to buy one of the amazing hats that Kate has worn.

Kate wore a hired Philip Somerville hat for the presentation of the Order Of The Garter to Prince William on 16 June 2008.

The straw torque with woven horsehair brim, intersected with black and white plumes, is being auctioned, together with a letter of authenticity from the vendor and photocopied excerpts from her diary showing the appointment with Catherine Middleton and a hire receipt.

This hat is expected to go under the hammer for between £1,000 and £1,500.

Another statement hat worn by Kate at the wedding of Prince William's close friend Harry Meade on 23 June 2011 is also up for grabs.

This hat, with swirling organza crown and transparent open-weave brim, adorned with two plumes, comes with photocopied excerpts from her diary showing the appointment with Catherine and Carole Middleton (her mum) and a hire receipt. It's also expected to be sold for between £1,000 and £1,500.

Kate's hats are being sold by Kerry Taylor Auctions - which specialises in antique and vintage fashion and textiles - on Tuesday 26 June 2012 at 2pm at 249-253 Long Lane, Bermondsey, London, SE1 4PR.

The hats worn by the queen of thrifty trends are available to view on Sunday 24 June between 12-5pm, Monday 25 June 2012 from 9am-5.30pm and on Tuesday 26 June 2012 between 9-11am.

View Kate Middleton's millinery in the auction catalogue here >>

For auction virgins, like most of us, you can attend the sale and bid on Kate's hats in person. Don't forget ID - your passport and proof of address.

If you can't attend, you can leave your bid for Kate's hats which the auctioneer, who'll operate on your behalf.

There's
limited telephone bidding on the day of the sale, so contact Kerry Taylor Auctions as
soon as possible to see if a line can be reserved.

Finally, you can bid online for Kate Middleton's hats here>>

Alison Tay

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