A Ford Escort which was given to Diana, Princess of Wales by the Prince of Wales as an engagement present has sold for £52,640 at auction, after the current owner kept the car’s origins a secret for 20 years.Interview with: Lewis Rabett, of Reeman Dansie Auctions.The vehicle was sold on Tuesday in an online auction by Reeman Dansie, of Colchester, Essex, to a telephone bidder for £52,640.
The hammer price was £47,000, exceeding the pre-auction estimate of £30,000 to £40,000.Lady Diana Spencer received the 1981 silver 1.6L Ghia saloon from Charles two months before they were married.
She often drove it to watch the prince play polo, and the bonnet features a silver frog – a copy of the original mascot which was given to the princess by her sister Sarah and which Diana kept when she sold the car.
Diana, Princess of Wales, is considered an icon by millions around the globe for so many reasons – her royal status, her humanitarianism and her incomparable media savvy. Tune in Sundays at 9pm Et/PT to watch CNN’s new series “Diana.”
Princes William and Harry lost their mother, Diana, at a young age. But she still has a strong effect on their interactions with the rest of the royal family, their relationships with the media and their charitable activism.
UK Conservative MP Sir David Amess died after he was stabbed multiple times at his constituency surgery in Essex on Friday. Police are now treating his killing as an act of terrorism.
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Father of the House of Commons Sir Peter Bottomley has paid tribute to his friend and colleague of nearly 40 years Sir David Amess who has died after being stabbed. Sir David was holding a constituency surgery at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex when the attack happened. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Aerials show the scene in Southend, Essex after Conservative MP Sir David Amess was stabbed several times at a surgery in his constituency. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to the 16 Air Assault Brigade at Colchester about the "difficult decisions" they faced during Britain's evacuation effort. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Prince Charles enjoys whisky two ways as he visits a variety of establishments around the Scottish town of Inverurie. "I think I rather need it" he jokes as he enjoys a toast with a family of business owners, having earlier added some to his cup of tea. Report by Edwardst. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
In the late 1970s, Prince Charles’s dating life was making headlines. “When you’re probably the most sought-after man in the land, you have your pick of a bevy of beauties, why don’t you take advantage of it,” said royal correspondent Jennie Bond.