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Ten 'iconic' Princess Diana dresses up for auction in March

Published on Feb 21, 2013 1:02 AM

LONDON (AFP) - Ten dresses belonging to Britain's late Princess Diana, including a gown she famously wore while dancing with actor John Travolta, are to be sold in London next month, an auction house said on Wednesday.

The collection, due to go under the hammer on March 19, is believed to be worth at least £600,000 (S$1.1 million), a spokeswoman for Kerry Taylor Auctions told AFP.

The auction house said the lots included some of the "most important and iconic" dresses worn by Prince Charles's glamorous former wife, who died in a Paris car crash in 1997 while being pursued by paparazzi.

"Some of the gowns were worn for official State visits to Austria, Australia, Brazil, India, South Korea and the United States of America," said the auction house, which specialises in vintage fashion sales.

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