Princess Diana’s brother is selling copies of emotional eulogy he read at her funeral

By Mirror | Saturday, Aug 31st 2019 at 14:12
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Princess Diana’s brother is selling copies of the emotional eulogy he read at her funeral for £30.

Earl Charles Spencer has also been snapped doing signings for queues of visitors at the family's Althorp House estate in Northamptonshire.

However, some fans are now trying to cash in by flogging their copies on eBay, with one listed for £300 and another for £170.

The blue-bound book includes the full text the 55-year-old movingly delivered at his older sister’s ceremony at Westminster Abbey on September 6, 1997.

Diana died 22 years ago today aged 36 in a car crash in Paris, uniting the world in shock, tears and grief.

The Earl went on to describe her as "symbol of selfless humanity" and took a swipe at the Royal Family as he vowed to not let her sons Prince Harry and Prince William's souls be "simply immersed by duty and tradition".

The book is titled Earl Spencer’s Tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales and comes in a case which is secured by a decorative ribbon.

It is being sold at the estate gift shop, which is open to visitors during the summer months.

The book, first printed in 2000, is also available online with the option of a complimentary personal dedication by Earl Spencer.

On the website it says: "Exclusive to Althorp is this copy of the eulogy given by Charles, 9th Earl Spencer, at the funeral of his sister, Diana, Princess of Wales."

The Earl - thought to be worth around £116m - has also been seen setting up a booth to sign copies at the estate's gift shop.

A visitor, who went to the estate on Thursday, told The Sun: “He does the signings every day, apparently.

“He walks over from the house and they only advertise on the day he’s going to do it. He usually spends 15 minutes meeting people.”

The transcript - which moved many to tears - tells of the last time the Earl saw Diana in which she "sparkled of course" and lays bare her insecurities and "deep feelings of unworthiness of which her eating disorders were merely a symptom."

The Earl said: "Diana was the very essence of compassion, of duty, of style, of beauty. All over the world she was a symbol of selfless humanity.

"All over the world, a standard bearer for the rights of the truly downtrodden, a very British girl who transcended nationality. Someone with a natural nobility who was classless and who proved in the last year that she needed no royal title to continue to generate her particular brand of magic.

"Today is our chance to say thank you for the way you brightened our lives, even though God granted you but half a life. We will all feel cheated always that you were taken from us so young and yet we must learn to be grateful that you came along at all."

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