LONDON – Auction site eBay says a bidder has paid 81,100 pounds — or $131,648 — for the silk bow hat worn by Princess Beatrice to last month’s royal wedding in London.

The 22-year-old granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II put the Philip Treacy creation on sale to raise money for UNICEF and Children in Crisis.

The silk hat caused a stir at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29.

Since then, it has been compared to antlers and a pretzel, and has been photoshopped into scores of unlikely scenarios on the Internet.

Forty bidders vied for the prize, but eBay did not reveal the identity of the winner.

The auction ended Sunday.

Malick drama, Dunst win top honors at Cannes

CANNES, France – American director Terrence Malick’s expansive drama “The Tree of Life” won the top honor at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday, while Kirsten Dunst took the best-actress prize for the apocalyptic saga “Melancholia.”

The Palme d’Or prize was accepted Sunday by two “Tree of Life” producers, Dede Gardner and Bill Pohlad, for the notoriously press-shy Malick, who has skipped all public events at the glamorous Cannes festival.

“The Tree of Life,” which opens Friday in the United States, stars Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain in a far-flung story of family life that plays out against a cosmic backdrop, including glorious visuals of the creation of the universe and the era of dinosaurs.

Dunst won for her role in the end-of-the-world tale “Melancholia,” whose director, Denmark’s Lars von Trier, was banned from the festival after sympathetic remarks for Adolf Hitler at a movie news conference.

“Wow, what a week it’s been,” said Dunst, who plays a deeply depressed woman coping with her family’s foibles as a rogue planet bears down on a possible collision course with Earth.

“It’s an honor that is a once-in-a-lifetime thing for an actress,” said Dunst, who thanked festival organizers for allowing “Melancholia” to remain in the competition after von Trier’s Nazi remarks.

Foo Fighters rocker has high praise for Alabama

GULF SHORES, Ala. – Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl is a big fan of the Alabama coast.

The rocker told thousands of fans packed into a beachfront concert in Gulf Shores on Saturday night that they have “a good thing going on down here.” Grohl said he got to swim in the ocean, eat lobster lunch, take a nap and down four beers and a whiskey before his performance at the Hangout Musical Festival.

The annual music festival on the Gulf Coast sold out this year with 35,000 tickets.