As we finish the fashion series on What Diana Wore in AUSTRALIA on the Royal Tour in 1983 we have come across this rare collectible photo booklet on the tour and are pleased to offer it for sale to collectors.
May 18, 1992 marks 25 years since Truro welcomed a very special visitor to the city.
In 1989 Princess Diana was in Cornwall to visit Freshfield drug counselling centre where she was a patron.
Crowds gathered along the streets outside the office, hoping to catch a glimpse of the Duchess of Cornwall.
Dozens of children had a holiday from school to welcome the royal guest and handover handmade posies.
More than 50 Cornish cadets were also in Truro to mark the occasion, as the Princess was also patron of the British Red Cross Youth.
During her visit to Freshfield, the Princess met the Bishop of Truro, Reverend Peter Mumford and other civic dignitaries.
At the end of the hour long visit, Princess Diana signed the visitor’s book and a photograph of herself.
Afterwards staff at Freshfield called the visit a “prestigious event”.
Freshfield administrator, Stephen Large, said at the time: “Having the Princess here has given Freshfields respectability and credibility.”
As well as visiting the capital, Princess Diana opened a disabled centre at Saltash and inspected a housing association development at Torpoint during her five hour trip to the Duchy.
Kate Middleton’s blue sapphire engagement ring, which originally belonged to Princess Diana, is now valued at 300,000 pounds – a tenfold increase to the valuation of the jewellery.
Vashi Dominguez, jewellery expert said on ITV’s This Morning that it was Duchess’ quiet confidence to lead as a style icon that made the ring featuring 14 diamonds around a 12-carat sapphire so special, Daily Express reported.
The blue sapphire was worth 28,000 pounds when bought in 1981. The ring has topped the world’s top 20 most famous engagement rings followed by Duchess of Cornwall’s an Art Deco design worth 100,000 pounds, and Michelle Obama’s ring given by Barack Obama in 1991.
SYLVIA St Clair has read for royalty, politicians, criminals and judges and now the “psychic to the stars” has moved back to the inner west where her career began many years ago.
The psychic medium and spiritual healer claims to have discovered her gift as a child and has held many psychic fairs, seminars and workshops in positive thinking and healing therapies over the years.
St Clair was dubbed the “psychic to the stars” after reading for countless celebrities including Princess Diana, Count Anton von Faber Castell and many famous actors and film stars from Australia and overseas.
She has also read for criminals, high court judges, politicians and members of the Roman Catholic seminary.
“I have been doing readings for 46 years and I’m still going strong,” she said.
“I am thrilled to be back in Sydney and I love helping people with my abilities. I look forward to hearing from my old clients too.”
St Clair read for Princess Diana when her marriage to Prince Charles was in trouble. Picture: Ted Holliday Source: News Corp Australia
St Clair is perhaps best known for reading for Princess Diana in London, who she described as a “gorgeous, gorgeous creature”.
“It was just after she had found out about Camilla Parker-Bowles,” she said.
“I said to her at the time there would be a conspiracy to get rid of her. On the day of her funeral she visited me, put her hand on my shoulder and said ‘you were right’.”
St Clair predicted that Prince William and wife Kate would “do a lot of good”, as would Prince Harry, who was “bright, cheerful and naughty”.