'She always praised Brian and used to say how marvellous he was. Brian would have liked it that she left him her car.'Countess Spencer, the daughter of romantic novelist Dame Barbara Cartland, married Diana's father Earl Spencer in 1976, soon after divorcing her first husband.
She famously had a difficult early relationship with Diana and her siblings, who reportedly nicknamed her Acid Raine, but in later years was often seen out with the Princess.
Hop inside, and the massage seats, pure wool carpet, subdued lighting and wine cabinet add to the impression.
But the car in question could hardly be less British. Although Geely claims to be ‘re-inventing the classic’, it seems Rolls-Royce bosses disagree.
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They are consulting lawyers after seeing this Chinese-made car audaciously displayed just feet from the classic brand’s Phantom at the Shanghai Motor Show.
‘Rolls-Royce is currently keeping its options open and is in consultation with its legal advisers.’ The grille, the Flying Lady mascot, also known as the Spirit of Ecstasy, and the Rolls-Royce name and initials are specifically protected. Rosalie is the adoptive sister-in-law of Bella Swan and adoptive aunt of Renesmee Cullen, as well as the ex-fiancée of Royce King II. She is the wife of Emmett Cullen and the adoptive daughter of Carlisle and Esme Cullen, as well as the adoptive sister of Jasper Hale (in Forks, she and Jasper pretend to be twins), Alice, and Edward Cullen.Daughter Charlotte di Carcaci, and youngest son Henry were also left paintings and jewellery.
Probate records revealed last week that Countess Spencer left £8,768,149, reduced to £5,810,568 after liabilities.
With its £250,000 price-tag, the original Rolls-Royce Phantom has always been the preserve of the privileged few.