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14 June 2017

*Diana (Princess of Wales, 1961-1997).

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Lot 366

Estimate: £500 - £800
Sold For: £1,400

Autograph letter signed 'Diana', on Kensington Palace letterhead, 1 February 1992,
to Dudley Poplak, 'I have been fascinated by the contents of the Daily Meditations, as for a couple of years now I've followed the French philosopher Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov's way of thinking, but in my travels had not come across this particular Edition. You are marvellous, Dudley, the way you've kindly sent me all these things to read - They do interest me enormously. If its not too much of a bore for you I'd like to say a 'yes please' to the Daily Word', ending with renewed thanks for finding all these readings, 'What a treat it is for me!', 3 pp. on 2 sheets of Kensington Palace letterhead, with the original stamped envelope (no postmark) addressed in Princess Diana's hand, 8vo
Dudley Poplak was an interior designer and a good friend of both Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov (1900-1986) was a Bulgarian philosopher and mystic who taught that to achieve a better life one must have a high ideal. At this time Princess Diana's marriage had failed, and the ensuing break-up was shortly to be sensationalised in Andrew Morton's biography and The Sunday Times. On this date Princess Diana attended the Wales v. France rugby match at Cardiff Arms Park.
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