Napoleon's hat sells for $2 million at auction

Nobility Sells: Napoleon's Hat Goes for $2 Million
Nobility Sells: Napoleon's Hat Goes for $2 Million

Napoleon Bonaparte's hat just sold for millions: The chapeau of the emperor of France during the 19th century went for more than $2 million.

"It was sold at auction to a collector in South Korea. Experts originally thought it might sell for $500,000," Robin Meade reported on HLN.

CNN said this was one for the history buffs, and the hat was actually owned by Monaco's royal family before the auction.

Sounds like a lot of dough, and if we compare this sale to some other royal items that went to auction, Napoleon wasn't sold short.

In 2013, a dress Princess Diana once wore while dancing with actor John Travolta sold at auction for about $360,000. An entire collection of her dresses sold for around $1.2 million.

Back in 2011, the wacky hat Princess Beatrice famously wore to Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding sold at auction for around $127,000.

As for Napoleon, even a lock of his hair and one of his teeth have sold at past auctions.

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