Handwritten letters from Princess Diana sell for thousands

Six handwritten notes sent by the late Princess Diana to the former Buckingham Palace head steward Cyril Dickman sold last night for thousands of dollars at Cheffins auction house in the UK.

One letter Diana wrote about sons William and Harry sold for almost $4,000 — considerably over its estimate. “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,” the Princess wrote in the letter dated September 20, 1984, five days after Harry’s birth. “The reaction to one tiny person’s birth has totally overwhelmed us and I can hardly breathe for the mass of flowers that are arriving here!”

In another letter dated October 17, 1992, she wrote that her sons “are well and enjoying boarding school a lot, although Harry is constantly in trouble!” That letter sold for a little under $3,000.

According to the BBC, the six letters fetched a combined £15,100 (approximately $18,700) at auction. [BBC]