Price of Beatrice's ugly hat is climbing

 Here's a couple of interesting photo comparisons, a la Disney, making the web rounds via Facebook. The Ugly Stepsisters have changed gown colours to match Beatrice and Eugenie, but have kept their  better-looking hats.

The bidding for Princess Beatrice’s ugly hat has climbed to $9,300 during its first full day on eBay.

The first of what is now nine bidders (as of 2:15 p.m. ET) was British entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne, who started things off with 5,000 pounds ($7,800). Proceeds from the auction, which closes May 22, go to UNICEF and Children in Crisis.

"Whatever anyone thinks of the hat it's fantastic that Princess Beatrice is doing this for Unicef and Children in Crisis. Good for her,” Bannatyne said.

Beatrice, the daughter of Prince Andrew, has seem the Philip Treacy hat go through much mocking through sites like Facebook, but seems to be taking all the ribbing in stride. “I hope whoever wins the auction has as much fun with the hat as I have,” she told Grazia magazine.

Starring role for royal couple

Kate and William will be getting a Hollywood-style welcome when they visit Los Angeles after their Canadian tour in July.

06_stevetisch_lgl The Telegraph reports that one of their stops will be a party at the home of Steve Tisch (right), the executive producer of films done by director Guy Ritchie, one of the privileged guests at the royal wedding.

"It would be William and Catherine's introduction to Hollywood, and while it will be a relatively small event, around 30 couples, there will be some big names in the room," a Hollywood source told the Telegraph.

Aside from his movie company, which has produced hits like Forrest Gump and Ritchie’s Snatch, Tisch is co-owner of the NFL’s New York Giants.

Prince William met Ricthie through a mutual real estate friend who sold Ritchie a home in Britain.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will have a busy couple of days in L.A. following 10 days whizzing across Canada  (June 30-July 8). They are expected to meet former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (likely not for martial advice), check in with their friends David and Victoria Beckham, take in the sights of Yosemite National Park and check in with a charity or two.

No official details of either excursion have been released yet.



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There is a long tradition of "ugly" hats in Britain. Princess Beatrice knows what's she's doing for charity. Good on Princess B!

If you research the "Original" cartoon you will see that the colors of the outfits have been modified... just saying...

Just fyi.. the comparisons have been photoshopped. Originals are on the right.

When Beatrice & Eugenie first appeared on my TV screen, on the morning of the Royal Wedding, I instantly thought they looked as if they'd come directly from playing the Ugly Sisters in a panto version of "Cinderella", not even bothering to change out of their costumes & make-up. Evidently, millions of other people thought the same thing.

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