Two Fancy Hats Rented by Kate Middleton Now Up for Sale at Auction

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 16: (NO PUBLICATION IN UK MEDIA FOR 28 DAYS) Prince Harry and Prince William's girlfriend Kate Middleton laugh together as they watch the Order of the Garter procession at Windsor Castle on June 16, 2008 in Windsor, England. (Photo by POOL/ Tim Graham Picture Library/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Prince Harry;Kate Middleton Photo: POOL/ Tim Graham Picture Library/Getty Images

Before becoming arguably one of the most influential figures in the world of outlandish millinery (Hat Person of the Year, even) Kate Middleton was just your average upper-middle-class girl renting silly fascinators for the odd formal event here and there, because you can obviously never be caught wearing the same flamingo hat twice. Two of those hats, worn here and here, are now up for auction and expected to raise at least $2,000 each — as the Daily Mail notes, crazed Kate fans could well push the bidding much higher.