Di's letters up for auction reveal her angst over media attention

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London, Feb 14 (ANI): A collection of letters written by Diana, Princess of Wales, revealing personal details like her angst for media, was up for sale Saturday by London auctioneer International Autograph Auctions Inc.

The 30 letters, written over a five-year period in the Eighties, were penned by the royal to her beautician. The thank-you notes and letters to Janet Filderman reflect the highs and lows of marriage, royal life and the pressures of being the world's most famous woman, reports The Daily Express.

The notes were expected to fetch more than 20,000 pounds at the auction yesterday, with individual reserves ranging from 200 pounds to 1,500 pounds for each letter.

In a letter to Filderman, written Dec. 14, 1985, Diana confesses to opening her Christmas presents days before the holiday.

"I rushed home to open your Christmas present, which I thought was quite good considering the 25th is actually two weeks away!!" Diana wrote.

In a 1987 letter to Filderman, after a family trip to Spain, Diana revealed her troubles coping with the media's "thirst for knowledge of us."

"After six years I find everything that much more of a struggle and just cannot see a light at the end of the tunnel," wrote Diana, who died in a Paris car crash in 1997 while fleeing paparazzi.

The letters also provide a glimpse into the lives of her sons, Harry and William.

In the days approaching Christmas 1988, she thanked the beautician for sending the young princes snacks.

"The peanuts have been attacked," Princess Diana wrote.

In a thank you card sent to his family chauffeur Steve Davies in 1990, a 9-year-old Prince William critiqued what film historians have judged the most violent James Bond movie, "License to Kill."

"Dear Steve, Thank you for the James Bond video, it is brilliant. Thank you. See you soon. With love from William," wrote the heir to the British throne. (ANI)

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