Saturday, March 7, 2009

Prince Charles' Love Letters for Sale on eBay

A set of six love letters from Prince Charles has been put up for sale on eBay. To be clear: these aren't letters to either Camilla or Di, so who the heck are these love letters to?

While not named in the eBay auction itself, according to a report, the letters were written from Prince Charles to Montreal resident Janet Jenkins between 1976 and 1980.

The letters have a starting bid of $30,000 and a Buy It Now price of $30,001. So far no takers.

According to the auction, one letter, dated June 8th, 1980 says:
" I can see that I shall just have to get married as soon as possible and then all these people might relax a little....! I still think my solution of marrying a girl from each commonwealth county is the best one. Don't worry-whatever happens I will make sure you are given early warning.........". It is signed, "with much love, Charles."
According to the auction, the owner of the letters is a business called Everything Royal, which states that after 30 years it is closing.

Jenkins herself apparently sold the letters to Everything Royal. She said:
"I was surprised to discover this morning they are back on eBay. I hope nobody buys them, actually."
Everything Royal owner Alicia Carroll responded:
"I bought them directly from her. I'm sorry she's embarrassed they're up for sale. I've had them seven years and I'm a businesswoman and she knew they were for resale.

"If she's embarrassed why would she want the letters in a museum where millions of people could go daily and read them? It would be better to see them sold to a private collector."

1 comment:

BRS Labs said...

The letters were written from Prince Charles to Montreal resident Janet Jenkins between 1976 and 1980.