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Princess Diana's jewelled bag may fetch $12k at auction

PTI
Published : Nov 20, 2017, 4:53 pm IST
Updated : Nov 20, 2017, 5:13 pm IST

The bag is heavy and solid, and no picture can behold its beauty.

The satin-lined silver bag was passed on to Kensington Palace Senior Housemaid Sheila Tilley. (Photo: Pixabay)
 The satin-lined silver bag was passed on to Kensington Palace Senior Housemaid Sheila Tilley. (Photo: Pixabay)

An exquisite jewelled evening bag owned and used by Princess Diana in the 1980s is expected to fetch up to USD 12,000 at an auction in the US.

The satin-lined silver bag was passed on to Kensington Palace Senior Housemaid Sheila Tilley.

"The bag is heavy and solid, and no picture can behold its beauty. An exquisite item demonstrating Dianas fabulous style and refined taste," according to RR Auctions.

"I write to confirm that I was in the employ of their Royal Highnesses, the Prince and Princess of Wales, Charles and Diana. The duration of my service at Kensington Palace was from 1981 to 1983," Tilley wrote in a letter of provenance that accompanies the bag.

"It (the bag) came into my possession when the Royal Butler, Alan 
Fisher, distributed a few of Diana's unwanted items to staff who were present at the time in the kitchen," Tilley added. 

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