14 MARCH 1994 PRINCESS DIANA VISITS HER NEWBORN NEPHEW, LOUIS, AT ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL PADDINGTON WEARING ESCADA

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Diana wore the German designed Escada tie with matching blazer and belt when she visited St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington to see her new-born baby nephew Louis Frederick, Viscount Althorp, son of her brother, Charles Spencer and his first wife, Victoria Lockwood.  The tie went up for auction in June 2013.
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‘After she visited Earl Spencer’s new-born son at St Mary’s, she sent the elephant tie to a friend’s daughter so their father could wear it at a job interview.’

The gift as wrapped by Diana

The gift as wrapped by Diana

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The tie, which had an estimate of between £2,000 and £3,000, was being sold with an original photograph showing the Princess wearing it on her hospital visit.
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Reeman Dansie Auctioneers of Colchester sold the tie at auction for £3,800 on June 18, 2013.  They said at the time, “Diana wore it very publicly.”image

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