Princess Diana gave a journalist at News Corp.’s News of the World the royal telephone directory that triggered a scandal that has hung over the company for nearly eight years, the reporter told a London court.
Thousands of South Africans braved driving rain at the nation’s biggest stadium to mark the life of Nelson Mandela in the first of three major public events this week that may rival the funeral of U.S. President John F. Kennedy.
Two paintings from the collection of the U.K.’s aristocratic Spencer family raised 14.2 million pounds ($21.5 million) at an Old Master auction last night as highly valued artworks attracted selective bidding.
A painting by Peter Paul Rubens owned by Princess Diana’s family and a J.M.W. Turner landscape are the top lots in Old Master sales that are expected to raise as much as 106.6 million pounds ($161 million) starting today.