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.
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.
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.