Handwritten letters by Princess Diana among items to be auctioned

Posted on December 22 2016 , at 11:41 pm
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  • The letters date as far back as 1984.

Royal family - Prince Charles, Princess Diana and their two sons
Royal family – Prince Charles, Princess Diana and their two sons William and Harry

Letters written by the late Princess Diana former Buckingham Palace Steward, Cyril Dickman have been revealed by Cyril’s grandson.

The letters show the royal family’s fondness to the steward who served in the palace for more than half a century and died in 2012.

And Diana was particularly fond of him, as seen in the letters that go as far back as 1984 and revealed by Cyril’s grandson, Matthew Dickman.

According to Matthew, ‘He was much loved by the royal family. When he was ill, towards the end of his life, Prince Charles came to see him at his home in London.’

The letters are among a number of items to be auctioned in Cambridge on January 5, 2017 and are valued at £15,000.






Other items to be auctioned include signed Christmas cards from Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and Prince Charles, as well as pieces of cake from their weddings and never-before-seen pictures.

Stating why the items will be auctioned, the grandson said, ‘We have decided to sell some of the items he had purely because there’s too much of it to keep.’

Princess Diana was killed in a car crash on August 31, 1997 in Paris and buried a few days later on September 6.




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