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.
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.
A detective, a pathologist and a family doctor filed into a courtroom in Oxford, England, for the inquest into Andrew Kirkman’s death. Kirkman’s parents, Wendy and Michael, put a framed photo of him on a table and sat down.