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Harry 'constantly in trouble', Princess Diana letters say

Associated Press logo Associated Press 1/5/2017
This undated photo issued on Thursday Jan. 5, 2017 by Cheffins Fine Art shows a letter written by Princess Diana from the estate of the late Cyril Dickman, former Palace Steward at Buckingham Palace, which will be auctioned at Cheffins Connoisseur's Sale on 5th January in Cambridge. Six handwritten notes sent to Cyril Dickman in the 1980s and 1990s are going on auction. (Cheffins Fine Art via AP) © The Associated Press This undated photo issued on Thursday Jan. 5, 2017 by Cheffins Fine Art shows a letter written by Princess Diana from the estate of the late Cyril Dickman, former Palace Steward at Buckingham Palace, which will be auctioned at Cheffins Connoisseur's Sale on 5th January in Cambridge. Six handwritten notes sent to Cyril Dickman in the 1980s and 1990s are going on auction. (Cheffins Fine Art via AP)

LONDON (AP) — Letters sent by Britain's late Princess Diana — including one in which she described a young Prince Harry as being "constantly in trouble" while at boarding school — went up for auction Thursday.

This undated photo issued on Thursday Jan. 5, 2017 by Cheffins Fine Art shows a letter written by Princess Diana from the estate of the late Cyril Dickman, former Palace Steward at Buckingham Palace, which will be auctioned at Cheffins Connoisseur's Sale on 5th January in Cambridge. Six handwritten notes sent to Cyril Dickman in the 1980s and 1990s are going on auction. (Cheffins Fine Art via AP) © The Associated Press This undated photo issued on Thursday Jan. 5, 2017 by Cheffins Fine Art shows a letter written by Princess Diana from the estate of the late Cyril Dickman, former Palace Steward at Buckingham Palace, which will be auctioned at Cheffins Connoisseur's Sale on 5th January in Cambridge. Six handwritten notes sent to Cyril Dickman in the 1980s and 1990s are going on auction. (Cheffins Fine Art via AP)

The six handwritten notes were sent to Cyril Dickman, a former head steward at Buckingham Palace, during the 1980s and 1990s.

This undated photo issued on Thursday Jan. 5, 2017 by Cheffins Fine Art shows a letter written by Princess Diana from the estate of the late Cyril Dickman, former Palace Steward at Buckingham Palace, which will be auctioned at Cheffins Connoisseur's Sale on 5th January in Cambridge. Six handwritten notes sent to Cyril Dickman in the 1980s and 1990s are going on auction. (Cheffins Fine Art via AP) © The Associated Press This undated photo issued on Thursday Jan. 5, 2017 by Cheffins Fine Art shows a letter written by Princess Diana from the estate of the late Cyril Dickman, former Palace Steward at Buckingham Palace, which will be auctioned at Cheffins Connoisseur's Sale on 5th January in Cambridge. Six handwritten notes sent to Cyril Dickman in the 1980s and 1990s are going on auction. (Cheffins Fine Art via AP)

In one, sent five days after Harry's birth in September 1984, Diana thanks Dickman for a card he sent and described how affectionate Prince William was toward his baby brother.

"William adores his little brother and spends the entire time swamping Harry with an endless supply of hugs and kisses, hardly letting the parents near!" she wrote.

Diana added that she was overwhelmed by the reaction to Harry's birth.

"I can hardly breathe for the mass of flowers that are arriving here!" she said.

In another letter, written in 1992, Diana said both her sons were enjoying boarding school, "although Harry is constantly in trouble!"

Diana died in a car crash in Paris in 1997.

The letters are part of a collection that Cheffins auction house in Cambridge said includes about 40 royal memorabilia items that are expected to fetch from 80 to 900 pounds (US$99 to $1,110) each.

Other items include photos and Christmas cards from various members of Britain's royal family, and a boxed piece of cake from Queen Elizabeth II's wedding in 1947.

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