By Cristina Hodgson • 28 November 2019 • 23:37
LETTERS BY PRINCESS DIANA TO BE AUCTIONED IN ENGLAND
A TOTAL of two hand-written letters by Diana, Princess of Wales on Kensington Palace stationary, are being sold by a private collector for an estimated £3,000 each at Lawrences Auctioneers of Bletchingley, Surrey. The auction is set for December 3.
One of the letters is a heart-warming letter from Princess Diana to a friend revealing how young William and Harry were ‘thrilled’ ahead of Christmas 1990.
The then Princess of Wales described how the two boys were ‘thrilled that Christmas was on the horizon’ and went on to tell how the young princes had ‘searched high and low’ around Kensington Palace for their presents.
The letter is addressed to Ivy Woodward, a distraught mother whose son, Dean, lay in a coma following a motorbike accident and who Diana befriended while visiting hospital in September 1990.
By December 1990 Dean was well enough to be allowed to go home.
The letter will be sold alongside a second letter from Diana that offers an insight into her sense of humour.
It was a thank you note she penned to the Royal couple’s bodyguard, Sergeant Ronald Lewis, for taking care of them during their trip to Lagos, Nigeria, in March 1990.
She wrote: ‘What with the extreme heat and often difficult conditions moving around was a nightmare for you and your luggage! Thank you from the boss’s wife.’
Both letters, written on Kensington Palace paper, sold by the same private collector on December 3, are estimated to sell for £3,000 each.
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