Princess Diana

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Dress Worn by Diana Sells for a Staggering Sum

1985 gown, expected to sell for no more than $200K, goes for 7 figures

(Newser) - A ballerina-length evening dress described as "sweet and sophisticated" and worn at least twice by Princess Diana in the mid-1980s has sold for more than any other dress she'd worn. Julien's Auctions had estimated the black velvet dress with blue stars—complete with shoulder pads, a blue...

Famous Diana Sweater Fetches Way More Than Expected

Iconic sheep garment goes for more than $1M at Sotheby's

(Newser) - Sotheby's expected a sheep sweater made famous by Princess Diana to sell for $80,000 tops. Instead, it sold for a surprise $1.14 million in the auction that ended on Thursday, reports the BBC . The buyer's identity was not revealed. Bids in the two-week auction were under...

He Thought Diana, His Son Were Killed by the Royals

Egyptian businessman Mohamed Al Fayed, former owner of Harrods and father to Dodi, dies at 94

(Newser) - Mohamed Al Fayed, former owner of the famed Harrods department store in London whose son was killed in a car crash with Princess Diana, has died, his family said Friday. He was 94. Al Fayed, a self-made Egyptian businessman who also once owned the Fulham Football Club, was devastated by...

Diana's Brother Has Beef With Trump's Ass-Kissing Claim

Charles Spencer says late sister thought of former president as 'worse than an anal fissure'

(Newser) - Former President Trump has been eagerly promoting his upcoming book , Letters to Trump, which he says includes "incredible" correspondence from some of the world's biggest names, as well as a lot of fawning adoration from those who wrote to him. "I knew them all—and every one...

Trump Dishes on Coming Book of 'Incredible' Correspondence

Former POTUS says letters include a lot of 'ass-kissing'

(Newser) - While promoting his upcoming book, former President Trump on Tuesday gave more details of what exactly the world can expect from the collection of correspondence. Of the big names featured in the book—which will include Queen Elizabeth II, former President George W. Bush, former President Obama, Chinese President Xi...

Kim Kardashian Wins Bidding War for Pendant Worn by Princess Di

Attallah Cross sells for more than double its pre-auction estimate

(Newser) - In the final five minutes of a Sotheby's auction for the Attallah Cross, four bidders competed to buy the pendant worn by Princess Diana. The winner? Kim Kardashian, whose winning bid of around $200,000 on Wednesday was more than double the pre-auction estimate, the Guardian reports. Luxury jewelry...

Harry Talks Losing His Virginity, Using Psychic to Talk to Mom

War kills, bigotry, 'the other woman' also come up in memoir 'Spare'

(Newser) - To say Prince Harry opens up in his new memoir is surely an understatement. In addition to revealing a physical altercation with his brother , he discusses feeling the "absence of love and affection in our home" as a child, using cocaine at 17, losing his virginity in a field...

Month Before Diana's Death: 'Do You Think They're Going to Kill Me?'

Memory from a bodyguard, plus other tributes for late princess, who died in car crash 25 years ago

(Newser) - Mourners are flocking to sites in Paris and London on Wednesday to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana, who died at the age of 36 in a car crash in Paris' Pont de l'Alma tunnel, along with her romantic partner, Dodi Fayed, and limo driver...

Doctor Who First Helped Diana in Crash: I Didn't Recognize Her

As 25th anniversary approaches, Frederic Mailliez speaks about the night of the fatal 1997 accident

(Newser) - The woman was crumpled on the floor of a mangled Mercedes, unconscious and struggling to breathe. The French doctor had no idea who she was and focused on trying to save her. Twenty-five years later, Frederic Mailliez is still marked by what happened in the Alma Tunnel in Paris on...

Winning Bidder Pays $750K for Diana's Car
Diana's Car Brings $764K

Diana's Car Brings $764K

Princess drove Ford Escort from 1985 to '88

(Newser) - A car driven by Princess Diana in the 1980s sold for $764,000 at auction in London on Saturday, just days before the 25th anniversary of her death. Silverstone Auctions said there was "fierce bidding" for the black Ford Escort RS Turbo before the sale closed, the AP reports....

BBC Apologizes Over Deceit in Landing Interview With Diana
BBC Apologizes
to Diana's Secretary

BBC Apologizes to Diana's Secretary

Network covered up Martin Bashir's misconduct in landing interview for 25 years

(Newser) - The BBC said Thursday that it has apologized and paid a "substantial" sum to Princess Diana's private secretary over subterfuge used to get an explosive television interview with the late royal. The UK's national broadcaster said it acknowledged that "serious harm" was caused to Patrick Jephson...

Palace Questioned Lyrics for Elton John's Diana Tribute

Queen's team feared words about 'England's rose' were too sentimental

(Newser) - The reworked lyrics for "Candle in the Wind," which Elton John sang at Princess Diana's funeral, were not an immediate hit with Buckingham Palace, according to just-released government documents. In fact, CNN reports, there was a Plan B: A saxophonist was ready to play the melody instead....

What Critics Are Saying About Kristen Stewart as Diana
What Critics Are Saying
About Kristen Stewart as Diana

What Critics Are Saying About Kristen Stewart as Diana

She 'finds new, close-to-the-bone layers in a character we thought we already knew'

(Newser) - Spencer , arriving in theaters this weekend, adds to the many portrayals of Princess Diana, whose story you likely know well. But this portrayal, according to critics, is a standout. Directed by Pablo Larraín (of 2016's Jackie) and starring Kristen Stewart, the film is touted as "a...

First Peek of Kristen Stewart as Diana Is Out

Studio releases teaser of 'Spencer'

(Newser) - The public can get its first good look at Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana. NEON films released an "official teaser trailer" Thursday for Spencer, which is scheduled for release in November. The film already is generating Oscar talk, and both USA Today and Entertainment Weekly say Stewart "stuns"...

Piece of One of Diana's 23 Wedding Cakes Is for Sale

Large chunk of icing on marzipan base from 1981 nuptials could go for more than $400 at auction

(Newser) - If the idea of saving a piece of your wedding cake to devour on your first anniversary grosses you out, you might want to skip the auction for this 40-year-old slice. However, if you're a Princess Diana fan, it may prove to be a sweet offer you can't...

Harry, William Reunite for Statue of Diana
Statue of Diana Unveiled
on Her 60th Birthday

Statue of Diana Unveiled on Her 60th Birthday

Princes William and Harry reunite to do the honors at Kensington Palace

(Newser) - Princess Diana would have celebrated a milestone birthday Thursday, and her two sons reunited to mark the occasion. Princes William and Harry unveiled a statue of their mother at Kensington Palace amid what People characterizes as a "warm reunion." The statue features Diana with three children, symbolizing her...

Princes William, Harry Speak About Diana's BBC Interview

It hurt his parents' relationship, indirectly resulted in Diana's death, William says

(Newser) - The BBC has admitted it deceived Princess Diana in order to get its bombshell 1995 interview with her, and after the revelation Thursday, Prince William said that interview indirectly led to his mother's death. It also was a "major contribution to making my parents' relationship worse," he...

Inquiry Confirms BBC Lied to Diana Before Interview

Network apologizes over Martin Bashir's tactics ahead of famous 1995 sit-down

(Newser) - In 1995, BBC journalist Martin Bashir sat down with Princess Diana for a bombshell interview in which she revealed details about her unhappy marriage. Now, an independent inquiry has concluded that Bashir had phony bank statements made up ahead of time to suggest that the royal family had been spying...

Reporter Quits Amid Princess Diana Interview Inquiry

Martin Bashir cited health issues

(Newser) - The BBC journalist who famously sat with Princess Diana for the bombshell interview detailing her marriage to Prince Charles has quit just as an investigation into his methods for securing that 1995 interview wraps. Per CNN , the BBC said 58-year-old Martin Bashir has been struggling with health problems for months...

Diana's Will Be Among New Blue Plaques in London

English Heritage marks the sites where groundbreaking residents lived or worked

(Newser) - The London flat where Diana Spencer lived before marrying Prince Charles will soon be marked with a blue plaque by English Heritage. The plaques connect significant London residents with the buildings where they worked or lived. Diana lived in the west London flat with three friends after her parents gave...

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