A macabre heirloom at auction for little more than one thousand euros. This is the amount of money requested on Amazon for a lock of Lady D’s hair, with a gilded frame, a photo of Diana and a facsimile of the princess’ signature. The owner is Mister Hamilton, an art collector from Minneapolis who confirmed the offer with a a ten-pages-long document on its authenticity. The e-commerce site’s managers say it is totally legitimate.
“You have gone too far – said a spokesperson of the British Monarchist Society – the sale of what is essentially a part of the princess’ body seems an action in poor taste to us and we are sure that also Prince William and his brother Harry have been deeply disturbed”.
18 years have passed after Lady D died, but Diana is still a prominent figure in the collective imagination and collectors, as all of us know, love excess. Not so long ago, was sold at an auction a piece of cake from her wedding with Carl, jealously preserved for more than 33 years. There have been no offers for the lock of hair yet, a sign of the fact that (perhaps) even the potential buyers find this speculation in bad taste.