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Diana cleans her closets for charity auction

wardrobe February 25, 1997
Web posted at: 11:45 p.m. EST (0445 GMT)

LONDON (CNN) -- Christie's International London has provided the first glimpse of some of the 80 gowns that Princess Diana will be auctioning off for charity. Proceeds of the June 25 sale in New York will go to AIDS and cancer-research charities.

The Princess of Wales decided to sell the gowns after son Prince William, 14, suggested that an auction might be a good way to raise money for charity, said Christie's Chairman Charles Hindlip.

Meanwhile, Diana filed a libel lawsuit Monday against a London weekly that reported she would personally profit from the sale. A statement from her lawyer said she planned to claim unspecified damages. The Express, the newspaper being sued, declined comment.

 
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