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Jelly Bean resembling Kate Middleton's face to be auctioned on eBay (VIDEO)


Kate Middleton, (R) looks towards her fiancee Britain's Prince William (L) during a visit Witton Country Park in Darwen, north-west England, on April 11, 2011. The couple visited Darwen Aldridge Community Academy earlier in the day Monday. Prince William will marry Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London, on April 29, 2011.


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An English couple will auction a Jelly Bean that appears to feature the face of Kate Middleton, engaged to marry Prince William on April 29, on eBay.  

Wesley Hosie, 25 and his girlfriend Jessica White, 24, thought the future princess' face was clearly seen in the red speckles on the surface of a mango-flavored bean in a 1.5-pound jar of candies.

"As Jessica opened the jar, I saw her immediately. She was literally lying there staring back at me," Hosie told The Telegraph.

The couple has kept the jelly bean and plan to sell it on eBay for about $815.

"Given that the royal wedding is only a few weeks away, we hope to make a few pounds out of it by selling it to a collector," explained Hosie.

In 2004, a decade-old grilled cheese sandwich bearing the likeness of the Virgin Mary sold for $28,000, according to the Independent. 

The Jelly Bean story has already caused a minor stir after a faked URL — resembling that used by the Independent, yet containing obscenities — was mistaken for the real URL and widely circulated via social media.

The embarrassed editor of on Wednesday apologized for the mix-up, explaining it thus.

Meanwhile, the Managing Director of The Jelly Bean Factory in Dublin, Richard Cullen, who is yet to see the bean, said: "This sounds truly incredible, I would have to see the bean myself to believe it!"

According to the Daily Mail, he said: "All of our beans are handmade and this looks like one of our red speckled Mango beans, the natural speckles are unique to each and every jelly bean due to the handmade process."