While we often think of the royal family having a very formal Christmas time, a new letter penned by the late Princess Diana has been released to the public, and it has given us a little insight into what Christmas was like for a young Prince William and Harry.
The hand-written letter is dated December 5, 1990 (William would have been 8 years old and Harry 6), and is addressed to an Ivy Woodward, a fellow mother who Princess Di was said to have befriended while visiting Charles in hospital (Charles has a broken arm).
In the letter, Diana shared her sons’ love of the festive season. “The boys are thrilled at the prospect of Christmas on the horizon and have searched high and low for any parcels that might be coming their way!”
The letter is being auctioned for an estimated US$3,875 on December 3 by Lawrences Auctioneers of Bletchingley, Surrey, alongside another handwritten letter by the princess, thanking her bodyguard Sergeant Ronald Lewis for taking good care of her and Charles during a trip to Nigeria.
Diana signed it off with a hint of her cheeky sense of humor: “Thank you from the boss’s wife, love from Diana.”