Princess Diana’s iconic black sheep jumper sells at auction for eye-watering price

A JUMPER owned by Princess Diana has made a small fortune after it was sold at auction.

Lady Di’s black sheep sweater sold for $1.14 million (£920,000) at auction.

Princess Diana's famous black sheep sweater has been sold at auction for a staggering $1.14 million (£920,000).

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Princess Diana’s famous black sheep sweater has been sold at auction for a staggering $1.14 million (£920,000).Credit: Getty
The jumpsuit features a black sheep nestled in a row of white sheep

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The jumpsuit features a black sheep nestled in a row of white sheepCredit: AFP

Sotheby’s New York sale far exceeded its estimate of $50,000 – $80,000 (£40,000 – £65,000).

Diana’s sweater also broke the world record for the most expensive sweater ever sold at auction.

The red jumpsuit decorated with a black sheep amid a row of white shirts has become one of the most recognizable items in the late princess’s wardrobe.

It was unearthed in the attic by designer Joanna Osborne in March.

The auction for the jumpsuit opened on August 31, the 26th anniversary of Diana’s fateful tragic death in a car accident in Paris.

Her driver, Henri Paul, was drunk and driving at nearly twice the speed limit in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris.

Paul lost control of the car carrying Diana, her boyfriend Dodi Fayed and their bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones and crashed into the tunnel wall.

Fayed and Paul were killed instantly.

The identity of the winning bidder is not disclosed to the public.

The sweater’s design is often described as symbolic of Diana’s position within the royal family.

“Further investigation convinced the team: the damaged cuff, the shape, the single sheep at the shoulder, the slight variations in the individually stitched sheep eyes…” Sotheby’s said.

“Along with an authentication that matches Sotheby’s photos, this lost sheep’s sweater found in the attic is confirmed to be the original sheep’s sweater worn by Princess Diana more than 40 years ago.”

It comes after a customized Land Rover used by the late Queen and Prince Philip was put up for sale at an eye-watering price – and it has some special features.

The classic 4×4 vehicle was used by the Australian royal couple during their 1954 Commonwealth tour.

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing edmund@ustimespost.com.

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