The Queen's Diamond Jubilee has dominated the headlines all weekend here in the UK but the future of royalty seems to lie in the hands of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge. 

Kate Middleton, as she was known before marriage, is observed constantly and scrutinised in great detail about her weight, her hair and what she is wearing. Every time she steps out of the door people clamour to know where her latest hat, dress, jacket, shoes etc are from. 

Now we can all have a piece of Kate Middleton style as two hats she has worn previously for events are up for auction. If you have enough money they could be in your own hat wardrobe very soon...Kerry Taylor Auctions (http://www.kerrytaylorauctions.com) are offering them at their Passion for Fashion auction on Tuesday June 26th at 2pm at 249-253 Long Lane, Bermondsey, London, SE1 4PR.

KATE MIDDLETON: HAT NUMBER 1

The first hat for auction is 'Lot number 46': this is the Philip Somerville black and white hat worn by Kate Middleton on the occasion of the Order of the Garter being presented to H.R.H. Prince William, 16th June 2008, labelled Philip Somerville, by Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen, the straw toque applied with woven horsehair brim, intersected with black and white plumes, 46cm, 18in diameter, together with a letter of authenticity from the vendor and xerox excerpts from her diary showing the appointment with Kate Middleton and a hire receipt (Kate Middleton spent £100 hiring this hat). Below is Kate Middleton wearing the hat at the event.



KATE MIDDLETON: HAT NUMBER 2

The second hat for auction is 'Lot number 47': This is the Philip Somerville black 'Aurora' picture hat worn by Kate Middleton on the occasion of the wedding of Harry Meade, in the company of H.R.H. Prince William, 23rd October 2010, labelled 'Get Ahead Hats,' with swirling organza crown, transparent wired open-weave brim, adorned with two plumes and a curleque, 51cm, 20in diam; together with a letter of authenticity from the vendor, a rental receipt and a xerox copy from her diary showing the meeting with Kate Middleton and her mother. (Kate Middleton spent £95 hiring this hat). Below is Kate Middleton wearing the hat at the event with Prince William.


*All images courtesy of Kerry Taylor Auctions

Both hats are estimated to sell for between £1000-£1500 at the auction on June 26th. Happy bidding.

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