You could soon be the owner of a rare handwritten letter from the People’s Princess. The letter, penned by Diana herself, will soon be up for auction and is expected to fetch a pretty penny.

The letter was written by Princess Diana in 1988 to thank an army tailor who made Prince William and Harry combat outfits when they were aged five and three. Written on Kensington Palace headed notepaper, the letter is accompanied by the handwritten envelope covered with Buckingham Palace registered stamps for April 28, 1988. The letter was dated three days earlier and addressed to Lance Corporal of Horse N Jones of the Blues and Royals, part of the Household Cavalry based at Combermere Barracks in Windsor.

This royal rarity offers a glimpse into royal family life and is expected to be the crown of John Nicholson’s Fine Antique auction in Haslemere on April 10 with bidding expected to reach between £1,500 and £2,000.

The letter reads:

Dear Corporal Jones,

I so wanted to write and thank you very much for making the combat trousers and jackets for William and Harry - you made them up extremely quickly & I can't tell you how thrilled and excited they were.

We have had great difficulty in removing their kit for such things as bathtime and ideally the boys would like to sleep as a soldier!!

It was extremely kind of you to have gone to so much trouble & this comes with our warmest possible thanks from the three of us.

Yours sincerely 


It is not every day you have a chance to own a piece of history. Head to where you can bid online now and have Princess Di’s letter posted to your door.

The letter has been consigned by the family of Lance Corporal Jones.