Princess Diana personal letters achieve $19,000

A collection of six personal letters from Princess Diana sold for a combined £15,100 ($18,606) at Cheffins earlier today.

All are addressed to Cyril Dickman, who was head steward at Buckingham Palace for many years and came to be a close friend and confidant of the royal family.

Diana corresponded regularly with former Buckingham Palace head steward Cyril Dickman

They include reference to the birth of Prince Harry: "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!"

Diana also writes of losing her mother: "Her death came as a great shock, but it has meant an enormous amount to receive messages of support such as yours."

Dylan Mander, a spokesman for Cheffins, explained prior to the sale: "Cyril's grandson came in and said while he was going through everything he found all of these amazing letters from Princess Diana.

"The letters explained all different things - how Harry had been naughty at school and how Harry was adored by his brother who would not stop kissing him.

"It is incredibly rare to have letters from Princess Diana with such a personal touch to them.

"She would not have had friends in the sense we do so you could say Cyril Dickman was one of her closest friends."

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