A large collection of 32 confidential letters and cards written by Princess Diana to two of her closest friends will have a new destination.
The correspondence detailing all about her stormy divorce with then Prince Charles was sent to her friends Susie and Tarek Kassem during the last two years of her life.
What happened to Princess Diana’s letters?
Now it has come to light that the collection of letters will be auctioned. Lay’s Auctioneers, the house in charge of the sale described the letters and cards as “amazing” and “confidential.” The notes are scheduled to hit the auction block in individual lots on February 16.
“Susie and Tarek Kassem, as very close friends of Diana, Princess of Wales, have treasured these letters for over 25 years. They reflect the special and loving relationship they had with the most unique women they had ever known,” reads a statement from the auction house.
The money raised by the auction will go to charity. The Kassems have decided to sell the letters and use the proceeds from the sale to support some of the charities that were close to Susie and Diana’s hearts.
Lay’s said the Kassems decided to auction off some of the correspondence to give others the opportunity to acquire ‘a memento’ of the princess, and in doing so, support causes that were important to her. The charities were not named in the statement.
These are not all the letters Diana wrote to them. The more personal missives will remain under her safekeeping.