Princess Margaret’s possessions to be sold at auction including unusual sleigh bed | Royal | News (Reports)


Antiques, photographs and collectible once belonging to the late Princess Margaret and her husband Lord Snowdon are being sold off in at Christie’s, the infamous London auction house. The possessions are from the couple’s home at Apartment 1A, Kensington Palace and are being sold by Lord Snowdon’s daughter Lucy Lindsay-Hogg, who he had with his second wife.

The auction, titled Snowdon: A Life in Art and Objects, comprises 150 lots which will be sold over the course of the month.

Although the bulk of the items relate to Lord Snowdon, who was an eminent photographer and filmmaker, several items belonged to the Queen’s sister Princess Margaret.

One lot includes a mahogany sleigh bed that belonged to the Queen’s sister.

The bed is unusual in that it is under four foot wide, just 119.5cm.

The item is estimated to sell for between £4,000-£6,000 and has already received a bid for £4,000.

The listing includes a label showing the bed was made for Princess Margaret in December 1962 and states it is from the former home of the couple.

Other items relating to the royal, who died in February 2002, include a bible gifted as a wedding present, books and art work.

Another lot comprises gifts from former US President Dwight Eisenhower.

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The pair went on to have a daughter Lucy Lindsay-Hogg who inherited from her father’s state along with all his possessions after his death in 2017.

His children with Margaret also benefitted from the estate along with a son born out of wedlock, Jasper Cable-Alexander.

But Lord Snowdon’s illegitimate daughter Polly Fry, who was born while he was on honeymoon with Princess Margaret, was not included in the £3.2million will.

The items being sold at Christie’s auction house are the property of Lady Frances and not the Royal Family.

They are due to sell for between £190,200 and £309,800, according to Christie’s.

Bidding for items started on September 4, and will end on September 24 at 6am.

It is not the first time some of Princess Margaret’s belongings have been sold at auction.

In 2006 her children sold 800 family heirlooms netting them £14million.


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