Friday, October 07, 2022

Millionaire Paying for a Used Princess Diana Car in the United Kingdom

A used car belonging to Diana, Princess of Wales, was auctioned in the United Kingdom for 737,000 pounds (about $866,000 or 3,811 million pesos) just days before the 25th anniversary of her death.

Ford Escort RS Turbo auction, Built in 1985, it happened at Silverstone auction in the center of England.

With only 40,000 km on the odometer, it was purchased by a resident of the Manchester area, whose identity is unknown at this time, following a heated bidding process between bidders from Dubai, United States and United Kingdom.

The starting price of the vehicle was £100,000 and the final offer was £650,000, with expenses and VAT to be added. A quarter century after his death, The success of the Netflix series “The Crown” continues Diana’s fascination with life, among others.

The black car, with a blue stripe, was driven by the princess between 1985 and 1988, as she preferred to have her own vehicle rather than use the royal family’s majestic Rolls-Royce and Daimler, according to the lot description.

Among others in the car was Prince William, Number two in the order of succession to the throne after his father Carlos. According to the auction house, the vehicle was built by Ford to Diana’s specific wishes and is believed to be the only black-painted version of this model.

In June 2021, another Ford Escort used by Dyna, a silver 1.6 Ghia saloon from 1981, was sold to a South American bidder for £52,600 (about $72,000). The vehicle was an engagement gift from Prince Charles. This Saturday’s sale comes four days before the 25th anniversary of the death of the princess, who died in a car accident in Paris at the age of 36.

The controversy that shook the royal family

With the pervasiveness of technology, royal podcasts have become the new channel for revealing crown scandals. one of the most notorious of these times mirror pods save the queen, By British journalist Ingrid Seward.

His latest episode has created a sensation in that country. Seward, a royal expert, revealed that Harry has no respect for Camilla Parker and is not interested in “having any relationship with her at this point in life”.

“I don’t think Harry feels very warm to her, he rises and falls with her,” Seward said. He assured that at first relations were cordial, but over time “Harry became obsessed with her.”

The truth is that neither Harry nor William as a whole was in love with Camilla. Although he has been cordial with his father’s partner, he does not forget the infidelity and the pain that this relationship caused to his mother, the famous Lady Di.

There were incidents in the past that made us think there could be a good relationship between them all. For example, princes paraded with their stepmothers at the Queen’s birthday celebrations in 2009, a sign of their good relationship until they insisted on claiming their mother’s memory.

It’s a sensitive matter for Carlos, Joe, knowing that his reign would be short, wants to be remembered as the most important heir to the throne in the history of the royal household and his low popularity doesn’t help him, as well as turn away from William and Harry.

*With information from AFP.

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