Diana’s Dresses Fetch 2 Million at auction!

In the last couple of months we’ve seen some of Kate Middleton’s favourite dresses selling for two or three times the price on eBay.

But yesterday a collection of 14 dresses belonging to her mother-in-law, Princess Diana, were sold at an auction in Canada, fetching a grand total of more than £2 million and proving that she’s still a fashion icon, 14 years after her death.

The dresses were sold by an American, Maureen Rorech Dunkel, who bought them for £420,000 at a Christie’s auction in June 1997, two months before Diana’s death. At the time the princess was selling them to raise money for Aids and cancer charities.

Mss Dunkel, a Florida-based entrepreneur who filed for bankruptcy last year, left the room in tears before the auction began.

The dresses went for more than £2 million in just 25 minutes; a midnight blue gown that she wore to dance with John Travolta in 1985 attracted the highest bids and was sold for £510,000.


A cream silk gown which she wore for a Mario Testino photoshoot sold for almost £160,000 and a burgundy velvet dress and tailcoat that she wore to a film premiere in 1990 was auctioned for £130,000.

Experts had predicted that the dresses would fetch more, but that still sounds like an impressive amount to us.

Maybe we should try to pick up a couple of Kate’s high-street dresses while we’ve got the chance. Who knows what they’ll be worth in 20 years?

Mad Hatter? £75K Bid For Beatrice’s Bonnet

Princess Beatrice of York and Princess Eugenie of York (L - not seen) prepare to make the journey by carriage procession to Buckingham Palace following the Royal Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England.

This monstrosity of a hat is currently on auction at Ebay, bids are currently at £75K! unbelievable!! Toilet seats are on sale at BM Bargains for £2.99, incase anyones interested. 😛