Princess Diana dresses up for auction

Princess Diana dresses up for auction

Credit: AP

A Victor Edelstein midnight-blue velvet evening gown worn by Britain's Princess Diana when she danced with actor John Travolta in 1985 at the State dinner at the White House given by President and Mrs Reagan, is adjusted by house assistant Lucy Bishop at the Kerry Taylor auction rooms in London, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. The dress estimated to realise 200,000-300,000 pounds ( 310,000-464,000 US Dollars) will be sold in the Fit For a Princess auction in London on March 19. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on February 28, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Diana decided to sell dozens of her dresses at a New York charity auction at the suggestion of her son, Prince William, in 1997 -- three months before she died in a Paris car crash. Florida-based socialite Maureen Dunkel bought about a dozen of the dresses—including the ten to be sold next month—and put them up for auction in Canada in 2011, but the prices were set too high and many dresses didn’t sell.

Kerry Taylor Auctions declined to disclose the identity of the sellers for the dresses in the upcoming auction. Taylor said only that this time the prices are “realistic” and buyers have already shown interest.

The sale is set for Mar. 19.

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