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Princess Diana's gowns to be auctioned off

A number of classic outfits that once belonged to Princess Diana are expected to fetch huge price tags as they are auctioned off in the States.

A number of classic outfits that once belonged to Princess Diana are expected to fetch huge price tags as they are auctioned off in the States.
A number of classic outfits that once belonged to Princess Diana are expected to fetch huge price tags as they are auctioned off in the States.
Not long after it was reported that Diana’s wedding dress from her 1981 wedding to Prince Charles, was being returned home to Kensington Palace in time for her son Prince Harry’s 30th birthday, a number of her other personal outfits are being scheduled to go under the hammer.
The dresses were all worn by the Princess over a period of sixteen years and the majority of the gowns to be included in the sale were designed by the Princess’s favourite couturier – and close friend, Catherine Walker, plus one designed by famous British designer Zandra Rhodes.
The gowns are expected to reach between $60,000 and $100,000 at auction and were all also included as part of an original auction held by the Princess herself in 1997. That auction was handled by Christie's of London, with all proceeds going to charity and took place only one month before Diana was killed in a car accident in Paris at the age of 36.
Included in this new auction is a personal note from the Princess which accompanied the original auction in 1997 and read: “The inspiration for this wonderful sale comes from just one person... our son William.”
For those whose budgets don’t stretch to $100k dresses, there will also be other royal memorabilia up for grabs including a pair of cufflinks designed to commemorate Charles and Diana’s wedding, which are expected to reach between $600 and $800. Also for sale will be a slice of wedding cake from Prince William and Duchess Catherine’s 2012 wedding which is expected to go for $1,000- $2,000.
Images of the goods are from Julien’s Auction house who will be auctioning off the collection in Beverly Hills in December this year.

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