DID YOU KNOW THAT THE PINK BLOUSE IS GOING UP FOR AUCTION? IT IS THE FIRST BLOUSE THAT WAS A COUTURE ITEM THAT DIANA WORE FOR HER FIRST ENGAGEMENT PHOTO SHOOT. AND, IT WAS A BORROWED ITEM THAT SHE NEVER OWNED! KEEP WATCHING THE BLOG FOR DETAILS THAT ARE COMING!
PRINCESS DIANA’S BIKE TO BE AUCTIONED!
FROM THE BUCKINGHAMSHIRE ADVERTISER – UK
A bike previously owned by Princess Diana is to go under the hammer at Amersham Auction Rooms next month. A letter from the vendor confirms the authenticity of the bike. It states: “I am pleased to confirm (and guarantee) that the bicycle delivered to Amersham Auction Rooms was bought by me from Lady Diana Spencer, at the time of her engagement to Charles Prince of Wales. The said Raleigh bicycle was considered inconsistent with her future status.
“At the time, Diana lived at Coleherne Court, around the corner from my house at One The Boltons, London SW10, where my son, also Charles, was a frequent visitor at Diana’s flat. The sale was leaked to the Evening Standard, although Diana had hoped that the sale should be concealed, for fear that unwelcome publicity might ensue. The death of Diana has, of course cancelled this moral obligation!
“The bike was stored in my house at 1 the Boltons unused.”
The following item was in the Evening Standard on August 28, 1981:
“The Princess of Wales has trained her friends admirably in the art of discretion. I am told that one procession that she thought she wouldn’t need in her new life was a bicycle.
“She was anxious, however, that it should not be sold for an enormous amount of money as Lady Diana’s Bicycle. So she went for a private sale through one of her flatmates, Charles Stonehill, a banker at Morgan Guaranty. But when I rang him, he was extremely discreet about the matter.”
The auction take place on November 6 at 10.30am.