Princess Diana’s letter to designer set to fetch R17k at auction
Princess Diana wrote the letter in 1990 to thank designer Bruce Oldfield and his business partner for a jersey they had given her for her 29th birthday.
LONDON – A handwritten letter in which Princess Diana jokes about how she "wanted a medal" when she turned 30 is set to fetch R17,000 at auction.
The note to fashion designer Bruce Oldfield was a thank you for a birthday gift he’d sent her.
Princess Diana wrote the letter in 1990 to thank Oldfield and his business partner for a jersey they had given her for her 29th birthday.
On Kensington Palace notepaper, the intimate text ends with a smiley face and a kiss.
The Princess of Wales had long enjoyed a very close relationship with the fashion designer, who often dressed her for high profile public engagements and official events.
The note reads: “How really touched I am to be remembered for entering my 30th year - I want a medal when I finally make it please!”
She died 7 years later.
(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)