Surprise: Those Two Hats Kate Middleton Rented Several Years Ago Were Sold for More Than Expected at Auction

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Kate Middleton and Prince William attend Harry Meade & Rosie Bradford's wedding at the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul on October 23, 2010 in Northleach near Cheltenham, England. Photo: Indigo/Getty Images

According to the Telegraph, each was supposed to go for £1,000 to £1,500 (about $1,560 to $2,340) at the Passion for Fashion event, but the black Philip Somerville topper fetched £3,224 ($5,030), and the tilted and feathered Aurora piece brought in £3,720 ($5,080). The anonymous bidder also took home the "rental receipts and diary entries showing her appointments" at Get Ahead Hats, getting the most bang for his or her buck pound.