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Old 01-11-2013, 08:41 PM
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Will William buy Diana's iconic dresses back from the shamed socialite who tried to cash in on them? | Mail Online
In the catalogue notes to the 1997 Christie’s sale, Diana wrote: ‘The inspiration for this wonderful sale comes from just one person; our son William.’

The young Prince, then just 15, had told his mother to sell off her crowded wardrobe for charity.
Is it time for the future king to buy back his mother’s legacy — and return the dresses to an elegant closet in a quiet room somewhere in his new home at Kensington Palace?

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Old 01-11-2013, 09:20 PM
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Personally, I don't see William buying these dresses back at all. To me it just seems like something he wouldn't really think of doing. I wouldn't see Kate wearing any of them and to have them just taking up space in a closet somewhere doesn't seem logical to me.

I think William prefers to honor and remember his mother in his own way and very privately. I miss my mother too but I've really not held onto too much of her possessions except for some things that to me, were exclusively "her".

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Old 03-19-2013, 02:48 PM
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Royal: Diana dresses auctioned in London
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These dresses should be in a museum for future generations to enjoy.

Fit for a Princess: Diana's dresses fetch £860k at auction - with Travolta dress a whopping £240k:
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:12 PM
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Princess Diana dress auction disappoints as gowns raise just £719,000 | Mail Online

Mail says they only went for 719,000 pounds and the Travolta dress went for 60,000 pounds less than expected.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:21 AM
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Princess Diana Dress Featured In New 'Christian Dior' Exhibition At Harrods

Princess Diana Dress Featured In New 'Christian Dior' Exhibition At Harrods* - Princess Diana Remembered
If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love. - Diana, Princess of Wales
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:34 PM
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Diana's dresses sold at auction

Hi all! I'm new and I must say I am pleased to be here.

I have been searching the forums if anyone has posted about this topic yet but I could not find it(and if I posted this in the wrong place, pardon me. I'm still finding my way around). So I thought I'd start a new thread.

I find it very interesting that 16 years after her death, we are still fascinated by Diana. Her dresses sold for over a million dollars last month! Here's the article:

Iconic Princess Diana Dress Sold for 200,000 GBP at Auction - Yahoo! Voices -

I wonder if we will admire Kate's clothes/fashion the same way we do Diana's MANY years from now. I like Kate's style but it is different from Diana's. I think Diana's style speaks "princess." Although, I know her style was a product of the time she lived in, of course. Have you seen any of her dresses up close? I've seen some of them. Her dresses are so beautiful!

Anyway, just thought I'd share.
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:09 AM
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When Diana died, I went out and bought every single newspaper, magazine, EVERYTHING I could find. I'm in Los Angeles, so not only did I buy everything local, I had access to all the NY papers, etc. of course the magazines came out later (but all first editions). I have everything from the LA Times, Royalty magazines & even the American tabloids. I'm getting ready to move and I don't think I can bring this box with me. Do you think this is something worth selling - do any of you think a collector would be interested? I'm going to post this to another Diana forum, but in the meantime, I thought I'd ask here first. Any advice or comments would be appreciated. It's a regular file box, filled to the brim, carefully tended, and in excellent condition. The newspapers were all the first news editions of the tragedy. Thanks, Magdalene
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:18 AM
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I had every issue for the first 12 volumes of Royalty Monthly. They were in mint condition. I tried to sell these locally and on ebay. after 3 years of trying, I still have 4 years left, and I basically took a bath on what I did sell. I hated getting rid of them, I also moved and didn't have room to bring my collection with me. :( Good luck on being able to sell them.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:24 AM
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Top 10: Princess Diana auction dresses (a free, open-source guide to everything collectible) has contacted the Administrators and given permission for us to reproduce the "Top 10: Princess Diana Dresses" list which is based on the prices the dresses achieved at various auctions.

Rather than copy the entire entry, here is the link which includes details and photos:
Top 10: Princess Diana dresses - Wikicollecting

Top 10: Princess Diana Dresses
courtesy of

10) State Tour of India, 1992 lilac dress - £66,000

9) Pink sequined ivory crepe gown - £78,000

8) 1987 Cannes Film Festival gown - £80,000

7) State Tour of India, 1992 black dress - £87,211

6) Sea green sequined evening gown - £90,000

5) ‘Second’ wedding dress - £90,000

4) Burgundy crushed velvet Back to the Future evening gown - £108,000

3) Palace de Versailles, 1994 dress - £108,000

2) First official Royal appearance dress - £192,000

1) The ‘Travolta Dress’ - £240,000

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Old 09-23-2013, 10:37 PM
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Are these the world's biggest Princess Diana fans? | Mail Online
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:20 PM
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I actually found this article a bit disturbing and--for want of a better word--"creepy."
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Old 12-03-2013, 02:10 PM
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Princess Diana's fairytale ballgown sold for £102,000 at auction - Telegraph

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Princess Diana's fairytale ballgown sold for a whopping £102,000 at auction;
We Will Remember Them.
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Old 04-25-2014, 05:02 PM
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Princess Diana's last written letter goes to auction-
Princess Diana's last written letter goes to auction | Central - ITV News

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Old 05-02-2014, 11:55 AM
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How sad. I wonder why it's being sold.
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by KittyAtlanta View Post
How sad. I wonder why it's being sold.
I guess some people prefer to have the cash more than the letter written on behalf of a former royal, and merely signed by the lady in question whilst she was between holidays.
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Old 06-05-2014, 04:59 PM
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I guess some people prefer to have the cash more than the letter written on behalf of a former royal, and merely signed by the lady in question whilst she was between holidays.
Ahhh yes, if only I could holiday in Bosnia while strolling through landmines! It sounds sooo relaxing!
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Old 07-13-2014, 09:02 AM
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How much is Princess Diana's school book worth?
The expert Rupert Powell calls a book with handwritten notes from a young Diana Spencer-
Hur mycket är prinsessan Dianas skolbok värd? |

A very good find.

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Old 02-26-2015, 11:02 AM
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BBC Radio Times Charles & Diana Wedding Souvenir Issue, 1981


I'm not sure if this is the right place on this forum for this notice - apologies if not.

I am auctioning an original Radio Times from July 1981, the special souvenir issue celebrating Charles and Diana's wedding.

If this piece of memorabilia is of interest to you, here's a link to the auction on eBay, complete with photos so you can see what excellent condition it's in.

BBC Radio Times 25 31 July 1981 Charles Diana Royal Wedding Souvenir Issue | eBay

Thank you!

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