Day: January 5, 2017

Princess Diana sold out more than double the estimate

Princess Diana sold out more than double the estimate

Princess Diana
Letters sent by Princess Diana which revealed Prince Harry was "constantly in trouble" at school have sold for thousands more than was estimated. The six handwritten letters, sent to a favoured Buckingham Palace steward, sold for £15,100 at auction, exceeding the £2,300-£3,600 estimate. One lot, which included a letter where Diana described Prince William's adoration for younger brother Harry, was sold for £3,200 - around five times more than its estimate of £400-£600. In the letter to Cyril Dickman, Diana wrote: "William adores his little brother and spends the entire time swamping Harry with an endless supply of hugs and kisses, hardly letting the parents near! "The reaction to one tiny person's birth has totally overwhelmed us and I can hardly breathe for the mass of flowers that
Sadly for Queen Elizabeth, her husband Prince Phillip has often been criticized for public gaffes, but it is her sons Prince Charles and Prince Andrew who have most often brought the monarchy into disrepute

Sadly for Queen Elizabeth, her husband Prince Phillip has often been criticized for public gaffes, but it is her sons Prince Charles and Prince Andrew who have most often brought the monarchy into disrepute

Prince Charles
Many people in the U.K. believe that Prince Charles is not fit to be King. In the U.K.’s constitutional democracy, Queen Elizabeth is nominally the head of state, a role that she has fulfilled with grace since 1953. Even those who view the monarchy as an anachronistic institution have a grudging respect for the Queen, but the same cannot be said of her heir Prince Charles. The monarch is supposed to remain above politics, something that Prince Charles seems unable to do. As reported in the Guardian earlier this year, the so-called “Black Spider Memos” showed that Charles has regularly lobbied government ministers over issues that many would argue he directly benefited from. It seems that “Prince Charles filled ministers’ pigeon-holes with idiosyncratic lobbying letters covering an aston
They reveal personal family insights such as how Harry was “constantly in trouble” and how much the boys enjoy boarding school, reports ITV News

They reveal personal family insights such as how Harry was “constantly in trouble” and how much the boys enjoy boarding school, reports ITV News

Princess Diana
Princess Diana's letters about 'naughty' Harry up for sale Handwritten notes to Buckingham Palace steward expected to raise £15,000 at auction A collection of letters written by Princess Diana about her children Princes William and Harry are to be sold at auction today for an estimated £15,000. The six handwritten notes were sent to Cyril Dickman, a steward at Buckingham Palace for more than 50 years, in the 1980s and 90s and are described as "the private letters between a trusted butler and the royal family". They reveal personal family insights such as how Harry was "constantly in trouble" and how much the boys enjoy boarding school, reports ITV News. "One particularly touching letter", says the broadcaster, reads: "Dear Cyril, it was so very kind of you to have sent us such a l
Prince Harry meets Meghan Markle’s father as brother reveals why she will make the perfect princess

Prince Harry meets Meghan Markle’s father as brother reveals why she will make the perfect princess

Prince Harry
Prince Harry meets Meghan Markle's father as brother reveals why she will make the perfect princess Thomas Markle Jr describes moment Prince Harry met his and Meghan's father the first time. Meghan Markle's father is said to be "proud" of his daughter's relationship with Prince Harry, and has already met the royal, according to reports. The Suits actress's older brother divulged details of the meeting between her boyfriend, Harry, 32, and 72-year-old father Thomas Markle, which allegedly took place during one of Harry's visits to Toronto, Canada. Markle's father is an Emmy Award winner, whose profession as a director of photography resulted in his daughter spending much of her childhood on the set of Married... With Children. Her brother, Thomas Markle Jr, told DailyMail.com: "My d...
Unseen letters by Princess Diana reveal her sons’ close bond

Unseen letters by Princess Diana reveal her sons’ close bond

Princess Diana
Prince Harry was "constantly in trouble" while at boarding school, letters sent by Diana, Princess of Wales, to a favoured Buckingham Palace steward have revealed. The personal notes, sent to Cyril Dickman in the 1980s and 1990s, include a description of how in the days after Harry was born Prince William was inseparable from his baby brother - and gave him "an endless supply of hugs and kisses". As well as revealing details about the private life of the young family at Kensington Palace, the messages show how fond Diana was of Dickman, who provided her with support after the death of her father in 1992. The six handwritten notes are part of a collection described as "the private letters between a trusted butler and the royal family" that is expected to sell for thousands of pounds ...
A source close to the prince told a magazine: “They can’t bear to be apart. Harry counts down the days until he’s next seeing Meghan and she’s just as keen.”

A source close to the prince told a magazine: “They can’t bear to be apart. Harry counts down the days until he’s next seeing Meghan and she’s just as keen.”

Prince Harry
Prince Harry's love pact with Meghan Markle: Couple vanish for secret monthly meetings PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle have a secret deal to meet at least once a month, insiders claim. Pals close to the royal say the couple also video chat using Facetime at least twice a day. Harry cut a lonely figure at Christmas gatherings as the lovers spent the festive season on different continents. A source close to the prince told a magazine: “They can’t bear to be apart. Harry counts down the days until he’s next seeing Meghan and she’s just as keen.” Harry, 32, is desperate to make his relationship with the 35-year-old Suits actress a success. The pal added: “Harry’s on cloud nine. He is determined to do everything he can to make this relationship work.” The couple last enjoyed a London lo
‘I almost shot you your Maj’ Queen’s guardsman in near miss at Buckingham Palace

‘I almost shot you your Maj’ Queen’s guardsman in near miss at Buckingham Palace

Queen Elizabeth
'I almost shot you your Maj' Queen's guardsman in near miss at Buckingham Palace A STARTLED guardsman nearly shot the Queen after mistaking her for an intruder as she strolled around palace gardens at 3am, he has admitted. She was unable to sleep when she took a late night stroll alone around palace grounds, surprising her staff who thought she might be a trespasser. The unnamed soldier spotted a figure in the darkness around 3am before preparing to fire, only to realise it was Her Maj wandering around the garden. “Thinking that he had come across an intruder, he shouted: ‘Who’s that?’ To his surprise it was the Queen. ‘Bloody hell, Your Majesty, I nearly shot you’, he blurted out,” according to the Times’s diary column. Now an ex-guardsman, the Queen’s staffer revealed to pals the m
Could a Royal Wedding Be Next? Prince Harry introduced to girlfriend Meghan Markle’s father in Toronto

Could a Royal Wedding Be Next? Prince Harry introduced to girlfriend Meghan Markle’s father in Toronto

Prince Harry
Prince Harry has met the dad of girlfriend Meghan Markle, the actress’s older brother has revealed. The loved-up couple paid a visit to Ms Markle’s 72-year-old father, who is said to be “proud” of his daughter’s relationship with the royal prince. The Suits actress’ brother, Thomas Markle Jr, said: “My dad knew about [the relationship] from the start. "He first met Prince Harry about six months ago out in Toronto. He goes once every couple of months – [Meghan and Thomas Markle Sr] are very close and they stay in close contact.” He told the Daily Mail: “He's pretty happy about Harry and he's extremely proud of her. They have an amazing relationship, they're very close and they always have been." But Mr Markle said he was not sure whether Harry had met her mother yet. It is thoug