Princess Diana’s brother sells copies of eulogy he read at her funeral for £30

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.


“He does it most days according to staff. There was about 50 or 60 people in the queue, probably more. He was quite nice with people, pleasant and thanked them for coming.”

The commemorative item includes the full speech of the text he read out over two decades ago.

The onlooker added: “He’ll only sign his history books, which are around £20 each, or this eulogy for £30. He wouldn’t sign my £5.99 guidebook.

“My wife was disappointed there weren't any pictures of Diana in it.”



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