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Thursday, 18 May, 2000, 15:43 GMT 16:43 UK
Victoria's crowning glory to be sold
Victoria Beckham's wedding crown
Posh hat - Victoria's crown contains 231 diamonds
The crown worn by Posh Spice Victoria Beckham at her lavish wedding is to be auctioned off for charity on the internet.

The glittering headpiece, which is valued at 120,000 and is encrusted with 231 diamonds, was created by one of the world's leading jewellery designers.

Victoria did not actually buy the crown and it has been kept in a vault since her wedding to Manchester United footballer David Beckham last year - appropriately at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

Its creator, Slim Barrett, has donated the piece for an online auction of luxury items in a joint venture by the Sunday Times newspaper and its sister company, the website.

David and Victoria Beckham
Casual look: David and Victoria Beckham minus their wedding robes

All the money raised will go to the British Red Cross.


Other attractions include a 1.2m replica of the 'couer de mer' necklace worn by Kate Winslet in Titanic and 60,000 worth of jewellery worn by Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt at this year's Oscars.

Anyone with a few thousand pounds to spare can buy her Fiorellino necklace and bracelet or his platinum cufflinks.

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston
Jewellery fans: Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston

And if neither of them appeal, there's always the world's most expensive shoes, designed by Gina, with 18-carat gold buckles and 72 diamonds between them - a mere snip at 18,000.

But the sale is not just about jewellery. Speed freaks can bid for a 160,000 power boat, similar to the one featured in The World Is Not Enough James Bond movie, or a Jasper Conran-designed Mazda MX5, valued at 35,000.

Red Cross spokesman Jeremy Hughes said: "This exciting initiative is another excellent way to raise vital funds for British Red Cross services, which meet the continual needs of people affected by national disasters, major incidents or personal crises at home or abroad."

Bidding starts on 18 May, and offers will be accepted until 30 May.

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