Princess Diana’s handwritten letter put up for auction

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jun 8, 2018, 12:50 pm IST
Updated Jun 8, 2018, 12:54 pm IST
Princess Diana’s letter, thanks Designer Oldfield and his business partner for jersey,to be auctioned along with three christmas cards.
Her close relationship with Oldfield, who dresses her glamorous outfits for events was clearly highlighted in her letter.
 Her close relationship with Oldfield, who dresses her glamorous outfits for events was clearly highlighted in her letter.

Princess Di joked about how she ‘wanted a medal’ at the age of 30 in a letter that will fetch $1,500 for auctioneers. Her sign off with the kiss and the smiley face on her intimate note to the pair has lured many buyers to consider buying the letter.

In the letter written in July 1990, Diana thanks fashion designer Bruce Oldfield and his business partner Anita Richardson for sending a jersey on her 29th birthday. Her close relationship with Oldfield, who dresses her glamorous outfits for events was clearly highlighted in her letter.

 

The thank you note is being sold alongside three Christmas cards sent out by Prince Charles and Diana. These are sold online by US- based RR auctions at $800 each.

According to a story published in Mail Online, Diana wrote in her letter :“What a wonderful jersey I have been given & how really touched I am to be remembered for entering my 30th year - I want a medal when I finally make it please! 'It was typical of you both to spoil me with one lovely Jersey - is this a new line as I haven't seen this before, or am I just very behind with the times?! 'However, this comes with much love & endless thanks for helping to make Sunday a positively happy one.”

Other royal archives on sale are Christmas cards featuring the family’s picture of Charles and Diana with William and Harry dating back to 1989. A silk-bound hardcover copy of Earl Spencer’s Tribute to Diana Princess of Wales, published by Althorp in 1997 after her death, is also on sale.

Bobby Livingston, Executive VP of RR Auction, said: 'Princess Diana's handwriting had a beautiful flourish, and her letters - a caring and loving tone. ‘I think it was her open and engaging quality that made her so relatable.'While It is a longstanding royal protocol not to give in-person autographs, they do allow for informal notes, and letters.'It will be interesting to see what content from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, appears as they begin their lives together.'

The bidding of the items is open and ends on June 13, so hurry up!





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