At auction Kerry Taylor Auctions in London for 161 thousand pounds (about 202 thousand dollars) sold silk dress Princess Diana, initially estimated to be worth up to 125 thousand dollars. Outfit ivory from David & Elizabeth Emanuel (the same designers and sewed the wedding dress of Princess of Wales), lady Di wore in 1986 during an official visit to Bahrain. According to the Daily Express, eight years later the dress was given to the store of second-hand clothes. There it is for 200 pounds ($250) bought a woman. She was going to put the purchase on the ball, but in the end found it too luxurious. The dress is 24 years spent in a box in her closet. Only after the Briton watched on TV a documentary about Diana and seeing the Princess in this outfit, she realized what a treasure you possess. Dress acquired by the American Museum.
On the auction were sold three the black silk bodice of Queen Victoria, Dating from the years 1860-1870. The most expensive of them went under the hammer for almost 14 thousand dollars.
One of the most notable lots was an old doll, which the ruling British Queen Elizabeth II played as a child, while still a Princess. The toy was sold for $ 3 916. The doll belonged to Clara knight — nanny of Elizabeth and her younger sister Margaret. When the Princess grew up and to play with dolls was not too solid, the nanny gave the doll to my nieces.
Red-and-white dress that Elizabeth wore in 1931, bought for 16 thousand dollars.
It is noted that auctions rarely come things Her Majesty.
Meanwhile, on 11 December Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton (in a dress in retro style from LK Bennett) paid tribute to the memory of Princess Diana. They visited at the children’s hospital Evelina London (the Duchess of Cambridge first visited the hospital in the new cartridge) and a shelter for the homeless. In 1994, 12-year-old William first visited this orphanage along with his younger brother Harry and their mother Diana.
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