Princess Diana letters were all about her describing her sons William and Harry.
London: Hand-written letters of Princess Diana describing her young broods, William and Harry, to a previous royal advisor have broken pre-sale approximations to fetch closely 15,000 pounds at an auction in the UK.
The previous Princess of Wales had sent those letters to late Cyril Dickman, who assisted as a head agent at Buckingham Palace for above 50 years. In them she had written about how William had “swamped” his new baby brother with “a boundless supply of lots of hugs and kisses” and how “mischievous” Harry was continuously getting into distress at school.
Cheffins, a Cambridge-based auction home, said the letters made part of “an exceptional collection of Royal collectables”. “It was amazing. I don’t consider I have ever sold such things of such a long period of time since the bidding just never appeared to stop. Individuals were bidding from all through the world on the internet,” Luke Macdonald, director of fine art at Cheffins, told.
The complete Dickman collection, which also comprised letters from Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, contained about 40 lots which were assessed to fetch about 13,000 pounds. But they had gone below the hammer for about 55,000 pounds. The Diana letters, split into six lots, were predictable to fetch about 3,600 pounds, but left for a full of 14,900 pounds.
In one letter dated 20 September 1984, Diana writes: “William loves his little brother and devotes the entire time swamping Harry with an boundless supply of hugs and kisses, hardly letting the parents near! “The response to one tiny person’s birth has completely overwhelmed us and I can barely breathe for the mass of flowers that are inward here!”
One more letter, dated 17 October, 1992, she states how both young princes “are well and relishing boarding school a lot, though Harry is continuously in trouble!”
Some of the additional items in the collection, vended by the Dickman family, comprised letters, cards and photographs from numerous members of the royal family as well as an unopened wedding cake box from the Queen’s wedding to Prince Philip in 1947.
Defined by Cheffins as “a favourite of each member of the Royal Family”, Cyril Dickman had got handwritten notes from royalties dating back more than 30 years.