Princess Diana sent this ‘rude’ birthday card to her accountant
PRINCESS Diana showed off her naughty side when she sent a “rude” birthday card to her accountant – and the card is now up for auction.
The front of the card, sent to her friend and accountant Anthony Burrage, featured a cartoon of sleeping beauty, which does not sound particularly risqué.
But it was the words above the cartoon and inside the card that made the hilarious gift a little provocative.
They read: “A little prick in the hand sent Sleeping Beauty to sleep.
“Only the big ones are worth staying awake for!”
Inside, the People’s Princess wrote: “Tony, a belated Happy Birthday for the 5th. From, Diana.”
The heartfelt message was written in felt tip pen.
The card is up for sale with Julien’s Auctions and is expected to rake in between £600-£900.
The cheeky gift was for Anthony Burrage, an “accountant and trusted employee of HRH Princess Diana”, auction house Julien’s Auctions said.
The card’s current owner is said to have got the gift from a collector of Princess Diana’s things, but decided to sell it on with the starting bid originally set at £152.
Princess Diana’s cheeky sense of humour often emerged in gifts.
The late royal is said to have spent hours hunting for funny gifts for her sons Prince William and Prince Harry.
She would fill their Christmas stocking with all sorts of delights, with Harry being the recipient of a particularly rude present according to her former butler Paul Burrell.
He told the Daily Mirror: “She’d spend hours looking for jokey things for their stockings.
“One year, Harry got fake dog poo.”
Harry was said to be so chuffed with the gift he came up with a plan to prank the Queen.
Whether he went ahead with his mischievous plan however remains unknown.
Princess Diana died 21 years ago in 1997 when she was killed in a car crash in Paris.
The 36-year-old, her lover Dodi Fayed, 42, and their driver Henri Paul all died in the crash.
Her bodyguard, Trevor Rees-Jones, survived the accident in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel.
Her televised funeral on September 6 1997 was one of the United Kingdom’s highest viewing figures ever at 32.10million.
Millions more watched the event around the world.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK