Princess Diana left an indelible legacy, and now, almost 26 years after her death, objects associated with her continue to attract great interest. Some of these most emblematic pieces are being auctioned off.
One of the outstanding items that will find its way into the hands of the highest bidder is a letter written by the Princess of Wales expressing her concerns about her new life as a single woman and the need to reorganize her life shortly before her divorce from then Prince Charles.
In the letter, Diana explained her intention to resign from a position with a charity of which she was a patron. In her letter, dated July 15, 1996, a month before the official separation, she indicated that she could not offer the level of commitment required due to the need to reorganize her life.
As published by The Telegraph, the Princess cited “personal circumstances, in particular my marriage to the Prince of Wales”.
“As I seek to reorganize my life, it will not be possible for me to provide you with the right level of commitment and I feel there may be someone else better suited to support you in all that you do,” she writes very candidly.
“Although I embark on the future with hope, I also do so with some trepidation as there are a number of issues that I need to resolve,” reads part of the text written by the Princess.
Auctions of Princess Diana’s items
Another iconic item from her wardrobe that will be auctioned is her famous red sweater with white sheep and a black one. This sweater has become a symbol of her style and will be auctioned by Sotheby’s in New York between August 31 and September 14 this year.
The history of this garment is quite curious. Warm & Wonderful Knitwear, the creators of the sweater, found it by chance in a small box a few months ago.
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Princess Diana decided to return the sweater to the company after some of the stitches came loose when it got caught on her engagement ring. Instead of repairing it as she requested, the brand sent her a new one.
As a result, the first sweater worn by the princess has been packaged and will now go on sale. It is expected to sell for more than $80,000.
This garment represents the unique personality of Princess Diana and will undoubtedly be coveted by collectors and admirers of her legacy.
In addition to these items, the auction, organized by Julien’s Auctions and Turner Classic Movies in Beverly Hills, will also feature other pieces belonging to the Princess, such as three dresses worn by Diana that have not been seen by the public for more than 30 years.