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Intimate Letters by Princess Diana Sold For RM83,000

Some of Princess Diana’s intimate handwritten letters were sold for £15,100 (RM83,131) at Cheffins Auction House in London last week.

The letters were ones that Princess Diana had written to her trusted royal butler Cyril Dickman back in the 80s and 90s.

Most of the letters that were sent to him were on how the Princess and her sons were getting on whilst away from the palace.

This undated photo issued on Thursday Jan. 5, 2017 by Cheffins Fine Art shows a letter written by Princess Diana from the estate of the late Cyril Dickman, former Palace Steward at Buckingham Palace, which will be auctioned at Cheffins Connoisseur's Sale on 5th January in Cambridge. Six handwritten notes sent to Cyril Dickman in the 1980s and 1990s are going on auction. (Cheffins Fine Art via AP)
This undated photo issued on Thursday Jan. 5, 2017 by Cheffins Fine Art shows a letter written by Princess Diana from the estate of the late Cyril Dickman, former Palace Steward at Buckingham Palace, which will be auctioned at Cheffins Connoisseur’s Sale on 5th January in Cambridge. Six handwritten notes sent to Cyril Dickman in the 1980s and 1990s are going on auction. (Cheffins Fine Art via AP)

In a letter written five days after Prince Harry’s birth (1984), Princess Diana wrote that it was a “particularly happy time.”

“William adores his little brother and spends the entire time swamping Harry with an endless supply of hugs and kisses, hardly letting the parents near!” she wrote.

The complete collection of 40 lots, including Christmas cards, a piece of cake from the Queen Elizabeth II’s 1947 wedding and a note sent from the queen, achieved RM300,000 in total.

An undated handout picture released by Cheffins auctioneers, received in London on January 5, 2017, shows a selection of correspondence and memorabilia sent, and given to, Cyril Dickman, during his time as butler at the Royal Household. Letters handwritten by the late Princess Diana, including one describing how son Prince Harry was "constantly in trouble", sold for nearly £15,000 ($18,600, 17,500 euros) at a London auction on Thursday. / AFP PHOTO / CHEFFINS FINE ART / Handout / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT " AFP PHOTO / CHEFFINS FINE ART" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
An undated handout picture released by Cheffins auctioneers, received in London on January 5, 2017, shows a selection of correspondence and memorabilia sent, and given to, Cyril Dickman, during his time as butler at the Royal Household.
Letters handwritten by the late Princess Diana, including one describing how son Prince Harry was “constantly in trouble”, sold for nearly £15,000 ($18,600, 17,500 euros) at a London auction on Thursday.

Dickman who died at the age of 85 in 2012, was a much-respected man at Buckingham Palace.

On his retirement in 1992, the Princess was one of those who were affected by the sad news.

In one of the princess’s letters to him, she wrote:

“Cyril, you will be greatly missed by this particular Lady – thank you from the bottom of my heart for being so kind to me throughout the years and take great care of yourself, fondest love from Diana x.”

Dickman  also  helped Princess Diana deal with the death of her father in the same year of his retirement and was greatly credited for it.

The letters and few notes were once considered private between the butler and the royal family.

Source: NST

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