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Princess Diana's candid letters on her 'troublesome' son Harry sell for £15,000

By Catherine Wyatt

Letters sent by Diana, Princess of Wales, 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, vastly 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 arriving here!"

In October 1992, Diana wrote to Mr Dickman ahead of a trip to Asia: "The boys are well and enjoying boarding school a lot, although Harry is constantly in trouble!"

The lot containing the revealing letter sold for £2,400, well above the £600-£900 estimate.

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